The clinical repair of severely damaged ligaments and tendons in man requires a suitable replacement prosthesis. In this light, bovine tendon can potentially serve as a substitute for traumatized tendons and ligaments. This xenograft should act as a scaffold for host fibroblast proliferation and eventual total remodeling by the host. The implantation of bovine tendon is limited by the immune response it may evoke and by its ultimate mechanical strength. The major histo-compatibility antigens of tendon are found in the cells and the ground substance, with the collagen showing little or no response. This investigation examines the strengths and histological appearance of bovine tendon following a series of time-dependent chemical exposures to both C/M and CBA.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - 1985|
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