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Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction with half width (hemi tendon) semitendinosus graft.
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PMID:  19292296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The analysis of surgical techniques that use semitendinosus grafts shows that because of this tendon's length and thickness, only half of its width is sufficient for grafting. Using half the tendon width preserves both the longitudinal integrity of the semitendinosus muscle complex after harvesting and a significant part of its function. This article describes a procedure in which a half tendon width semitendinosus (hemi tendon) graft is used for medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction to reduce the morbidity associated with this otherwise advantageous technique.
Joâo L Ellera Gomes
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopedics     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1938-2367     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806107     Medline TA:  Orthopedics     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
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