Read this interesting study on the biomechanical properties of the QT by Dr. Marc J. Strauss and associates published in KSSTA Journal
The purpose of biomechanical cadaver study was to analyze the mechanical properties for the quadriceps tendon, comparing full-thickness QT grafts with and without bone to a partial-thickness QT graft, and comparing the three QT grafts to four-stranded semitendinosus and bone-patellar tendon-bone grafts and one experimental graft, the two-stranded rectus femoris.
The authors reported that the full thickness QT grafts with bone had similar material properties to BTB and a 4-SST grafts, while partial thickness QT graft without bone had significantly lower material properties than BTB and 4-SST, in a biomechanical setting.
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Dr. Marc J. Strauss and Prof. Lars Engebretsen world renowned orthopedic experts from Norway, are one of the founding members of the IQTI initiative. Their team has conducted tremendous research and clinical work on various aspects of QT and its use in knee ligament reconstruction surgery.