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Does irradiation affect the clinical outcome of patellar tendon allograft ACL reconstruction?

The data in this paper suggest that irradiation can be used to sterilize BPTB allograft without adversely affecting clinical outcome.

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Soft-tissue allografts terminally sterilized with an electron beam are biomechanically equivalent to aseptic, nonsterilized tendons

The biomechanical properties of allografts sterilized at a dose range of 17.1 to 21.0 kGy were not different from those of aseptic allografts.

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Prevalence of Associated Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Prevalence of Associated Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

To determine if there is a correlation between time to ACL reconstruction and the prevalence of meniscal tears or cartilage injuries present at surgery. Also, to identify the optimum timing of ACL surgery to decrease the risk of developing any additional injuries.

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Ordering allografts with JRF Ortho

Tips for expediting your fresh osteochondral allograft, tendon and meniscus orders

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White Paper on Structural Integrity and Safety of Irradiated JRF Ortho Tendon Allografts

Together, the use of aseptic technique, proprietary cleansing methods and temperature controlled, ultra low-dose irradiation provide a safe, structurally efficient allograft without impacting the integrity of the tissue and reducing potential for case failure. 

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Increased Risk of Revision After ACLR with Soft Tissue Allograft Compared to Hamstring Autograft

Increased Risk of Revision After ACLR with Soft Tissue Allograft Compared to Hamstring Autograft

Soft tissue allografts processed with < 1.8Mrads with or without chemical processing and non processed grafts did not have a significantly different risk of revision compared to hamstring autografts.

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Risk Factors for Revision Following Primary Allograft ACLR

After adjusting for patient age, gender, and body mass index, they found that the BioCleanse® technique—which sterilizes tissue through oscillating positive and negative pressure in the presence of detergents and sterilants—and irradiation with more than 1.8 Mrad were associated with a higher risk of revision after 1 year, compared to the other graft processing methods.

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Impact of Hamstring Graft Diameter on Tendon Strength: A Biomechanical Study

Statistically different increasing tensile strength was seen as graft diameter increased. Significant variability exists in the strength of multi-stranded hamstring allografts within the diameter range of 6 to 9 mm that often falls well below the commonly accepted value of 4,000 N for a hamstring graft.

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The Effect of Donor Age and Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation on the Initial Biomechanical Properties

The Effect of Donor Age and Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation on the Initial Biomechanical Properties

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The Effect of Donor Age on Structural and Mechanical Properties of Allograft Tendons

Allograft tendons are commonly used in surgical ligament reconstruction. While it is commonly accepted that donor age will affect mechanical properties of graft tissue, the apparent age threshold is unknown.

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