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Table 3 Comparison between specimens in terms of Elastic Moduli (Mean values)

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

Specimens GST PT QTMdeep QTMsup QTCdeep QTCsup QTlat ITB
GST Δ87 p < 0.0001* Δ 11
p =
0.01*
Δ 2.5
p = 0.09
Δ 9.4
p = 0.07
Δ32.5
p = 0.001*
Δ69.1
p = 0.0007*
Δ40.2 p = 0.0009*
PT   Δ76
p < 0.0001 *
Δ89.5 p < 0.0001 * Δ96.4 p < 0.0001* Δ119.5 p < 0.0001* Δ156.1 p < 0.0001* Δ127.2 p < 0.0001*
QTM deep    Δ13.5
p = 0.01*
Δ20.4
p = 0.004*
Δ43.5
p = 0.0009*
Δ80.1
p = 0.0006*
Δ51.2 p = 0.0007*
QTM sup     Δ6.9
p = 0.09
Δ30
p = 0.001*
Δ66.6
p = 0.0006*
Δ37.7
p = 0.001*
QTC deep      Δ23.1
p = 0.04*
Δ59.7
p = 0.0004*
Δ30.8
p = 0.002*
QTCsup       Δ36.6
p = 0.01*
Δ 7.7
p = 0.06
QTlat        Δ28.9
p = 0.002*
  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
  2. *a pairwise comparison exhibited significant differences