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Table 2 Mechanical Testing results (Mean values and standard deviation) in term of Elastic moduli, Ultimate stress and Deformation

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

  Elastic Modulus (Mpa) Ultimate Stress (Mpa) Ultimate Deformation (%)
GST 89 ± 101,3 99,3 ± 74,4 36 ± 5,3
PT 176 ± 119 140,9 ± 9,3 12 ± 4,6
QTMdeep 100 ± 65 95,2 ± 81 19 ± 9,8
QTMsup 86,5 ± 69 79,8 ± 50 14 ± 5,8
QTCdeep 79,6 ± 51 79,1 ± 74 21 ± 5,6
QTCsup 56,5 ± 46 75,1 ± 55 19 ± 9,9
ITB 48,8 ± 37 23 ± 10 24 ± 15
QTLat 19,9 ± 11 42,6 ± 4 24 ± 23
  1. Specimens: 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