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Table 5 Comparison between specimens in terms of Ultimate Deformation (Mean values)

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

Specimen GST PT QTMdeep QTMsup QTCdeep QTCsup QTlat ITB
GST Δ24 p < 0..0001* Δ17
p < 0..0001*
Δ22 p < 0..0001* Δ15 p = 0.0009* Δ17
p < 0..0001*
Δ12
p = 0..001*
Δ12
p = 0.001*
PT   Δ7
p = 0.03*
Δ2
p = 0.08
Δ9
p = 0.04 *
Δ7
p = 0.03*
Δ12
p = 0.001*
Δ12
p = 0.001*
QTM deep    Δ5
p = 0.05
Δ2
p = 0.1
Δ0
p: N/A
Δ 5
p = 0.05
Δ5
p = 0.06
QTM sup     Δ7
p = 0.04*
Δ 5
p = 0.04*
Δ10
p = 0.005 *
Δ10
p = 0.008*
QTC deep      Δ2
p = 0.8
Δ 3
p = 0.4
Δ3
p = 0.4
QTCsup       Δ5
p = 0.06
Δ5
p = 0.05
QTlat        Δ0
p: N/A
  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