Biomechanical study of rabbit Achilles tendon healing - conservative or surgical treatment

Wei Pin Ho, Cheng Kung Cheng

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The paper compares the tensile strength and absorption energy of sharp transected rabbit Achilles tendon after conservative treatment and surgical treatment. Forty-two male New Zealand rabbits were used in the study. They were divided into seven groups. Group I was the control group. Group II, IV and VI were the conservative treatment groups. Group III, V and VII were the surgical treatment groups. Conservative treatment groups were treated by casting only while the surgical treatment groups were treated by primary suture and cast.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalBiomedical Engineering - Applications, Basis and Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering

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