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Figure 4

From: Role of tissue engineered collagen based tridimensional implant on the healing response of the experimentally induced large Achilles tendon defect model in rabbits: a long term study with high clinical relevance

Figure 4

Clinical, bioelectrical and chemical diagrams (Results section: Dry matter content, water uptake and water delivery). A: Transmission direct electrical current of the tissue. Compared to ITTs the pattern of the ITTs is closer to the normal tendon. B: Tissue resistance to direct electrical current. The pattern of the ITTs is closer to the normal tendon. C: Diameter of the injured area from the skin over the lesion. The ITTs showed a significantly greater diameter at 7 and 14 DPI compared to the ICTs (P = 0.001). After 21 days until the end of the experiment the transverse diameter of the ITTs was reduced. At 120 DPI, the transverse diameter of the ITTs was significantly higher than the ICTs (P = 0. 001) but no significant differences were seen between the ITTs and the intact tendons at this stage. D: Surface temperature of the injured area. Treatment significantly increased the temperature of the ITTs compared to the ICTs but this increase was subsided and reduced to normal value after, 30 days of injury. E&F: Water uptake and Water delivery characteristics of the ITTs, ICTs, normal tendons, and collagen implant. Note the similarity pattern between the diagrams of the ITTs and the normal contralateral tendons. The ICTs shows a different pattern compared to the ITTs and the intact tendons.

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