Histology and Type I Collagen, Tenascin and Elastin Expression in Autologous and Allogeneic Anterior Cruciate Ligamentoplasties

SUMMARY Background. Ligamentization has been accepted in Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery. The purpose of this study is to evaluate ligamentization of different allografts and autografts used as plasties through histological and type I collagen (COL1), tenascin (TEN) and elastin (ELA) expression analysis. Methods. Prospective study of patients who underwent ACL reconstruction with at least 1-year follow-up. Biopsies were … Continued