Interface healing between remaining patella and patellar tendon after partial patellectomy - An experimental study in rabbits
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AbstractWe studied the radiographic patellar tendon calcification and evaluated the histology of the healing interface between patellar tendon and the remaining patella after partial patellectomy in 24 rabbits. Specimens were harvested at 8, 12 and 24 weeks post-operatively (n=8). Histological observation demonstrated that all healing interfaces between patellar tendon and patella were structurally overbridged by scar tissue. The structure incorporation of scar tissue with articular cartilage occurred earlier than with the bone interface. The radiographic patellar tendon calcification next to the healing interface was in fact trabecular bone outgrowth histologically, resulting in an enlargement of the remaining patellar in length with healing over time. Metaplasia of the scar tissue observed next to the healing interface of remaining patellar articular cartilage and the outgrowth of trabecular bone from the remaining patella with healing over time may increase the articular surface of the remaining patella after partial patellectomy.
All Author(s) ListQin L, Leung KS, Chan CW, Fu LK, Rosier RN
Name of Conference20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Start Date of Conference29/10/1998
End Date of Conference01/11/1998
Place of ConferenceHONG KONG
Country/Region of ConferenceChina
Journal namePROCEEDINGS OF THE 20TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 20, PTS 1-6
Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Year1998
Month1
Day1
Volume Number20
Issue Number5
PublisherIEEE
Pages2497 - 2499
ISBN0-7803-5164-9
ISSN1094-687X
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsmetaplasia; partial patellectomy; rabbit; trabecular bone outgrowth
Web of Science Subject CategoriesCardiac & Cardiovascular Systems; Cardiovascular System & Cardiology; Clinical Neurology; Engineering; Engineering, Biomedical; Medical Informatics; Medical Laboratory Technology; Neurosciences & Neurology; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging

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