Initial and long term effects of gamma irradiation on goat ACL allograft viscoelasticity

Herbert E. Schwartz, David L. Butler, Bala Haridas, David R. Raines, Francis S. Proch, Matthew J. Matava, C. Melton Doxey

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Abstract

We investigated initial and long term effects of 4MRad of gamma irradiation sterilization on anterior cruciate ligament allograft viscoelasticity have been investigated. Initially, grafts irradiated to 4MRad, when tested in air, exhibit a more elastic response (stress relax less) than their contralateral control grafts. However, at 6 months post-surgery, this difference is not evident.

Original languageEnglish
Pages205-206
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference - Beever Creek, CO, USA
Duration: Jun 28 1995Jul 2 1995

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference
CityBeever Creek, CO, USA
Period06/28/9507/2/95

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