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Figure 4 | Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

Figure 4

From: Surgical-experimental principles of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with open growth plates

Figure 4

Sagittal section through the distal lateral femur of a 10 month old sheep. At 4 months a 5 mm tunnel had been drilled through the growth plate and the drill hole was not filled with a soft tissue graft. The growth plate cartilage did not recover (small arrows). A strong bone bridge occurred (large arrow) resulting in a femoral valgus deformity of 12°. Masson-Goldner staining.

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