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Table 1 Results of physiological and biomechanical comparison of peracetic acid sterilised (PAA) versus untreated fresh frozen (FF) menisci. Twenty two meniscus pairs were examined with regards to size, strain and size at 200 N, relaxation properties as well as stiffness and load to failure. Values are presented as MEAN ± SEM

From: Influence of peracetic acid-ethanol sterilisation on the biomechanical properties of human meniscus transplants

  Size
in mm
Strain
in %
Size at 200 N
in mm
Relaxation
in %
Stiffness
in N/mm
Load to failure in N
PAA 18.30 ± 0.66 18.87 ± 1.56 21.87 ± 0.69 77.71 ± 1.62 195.0 ± 13.1 700.1 ± 71.4
FF 19.39 ± 0.65 13.81 ± 1.04 21.73 ± 0.62 89.11 ± 1.00 192.9 ± 11.8 770.1 ± 76.2
p-value 0.0126 <  0.0001 0.7360 <  0.0001 0.8587 0.3093
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