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Table 1 Comparative table (control x DTS) relative to the biomechanical properties. No significant difference was observed in the failure load among the groups in the data relative to the ultimate tensile load, elongation at the ultimate tensile load, and stiffness. (* p < 0.05)

From: A new decellularized tendon scaffold for rotator cuff tears – evaluation in rabbits

  Group I – Tendon Group II - DTS Scaffold / Tendon Ratio Statistical power
Ultimate tensile load (N), SD 104.18 (10.11) 101.9 (18.46) 98% 0.061
Elastic modulus (MPa), SD * 33.98 (11.52) 22.65 (7.94) 67% 0.596
Elongation at the ultimate tensile load, SD 1.18 (0.58) 1.01 (0.39) 86% 0.099
Stiffiness (N/mm), SD 21.87 (11.45) 21.99 (6.34) 101% 0.053
Cross-sectional-area (mm2), SD * 3.14 (0.81) 5.16 (1.44) 164% 0.965
Ultimate tensile stress (MPa), SD * 35.04 (9.68) 21.28 (6.61) 61% 0.844
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. Legend: N Newton, SD Standard Deviation, Mpa Megapascal, mm millimeter, mm2 Square millimeter, DTS Decellularized tendon scaffold