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Table 1 Physical characteristic of the specimens

From: Every layer of quadriceps tendon’s central and medial portion offers similar tensile properties than Hamstrings or Ilio-Tibial Band Grafts

  Length between jaws (mm) Mean diameter (mm) Mean thickness (mm)
GST 43,42 (39,12-42,18) 7,34 (4,14-9,60) _
PT 37,72 (33,13-42,27) _ 8,43 (4,19-12,3)
ITB 39,03 (32,20-42,42) _ 2,63 (1,80-3,13)
QTLat 23,46 (26,28-38,31) _ 3,73 (2,57-4,40)
QTCsup 39,13 (24,53-41,29) _ 3,65 (1,95-4,89)
QTCdeep 37,53 (28,52-42,78) _ 2,92 (1,49-3,39)
QTMdeep 41,71 (23,65-40,33) _ 3,63 (1,56-4,49)
QTMsup 40,81 (25,83-39,62) _ 3,82 (2,62-5,60)
  1. QTlat lateral, QTMsup Superficial layer of the medial zone, QTMdeep Deep layer of the of the median zone, QTCsup Superficial layer of the central zone, QTCdeep Deep layer of the central zone, PT Patellar Tendon, GST Gracilis+Semi-Tendinosus, ITB Iliotibial band