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Table 3 Characteristics of fresh frozen cadavers and formalin-fixed cadavers

From: Anatomic evaluation of the insertional footprints of the iliofemoral and ischiofemoral ligaments: a cadaveric study

  Advantages Disadvantages
Fresh frozen Flexible joints and tissue, minimal soft tissue change (realistic colour and hardness) Risk of infection
Formalin-fixed Minimal infection risk,
good histological quality
Stiff joints and tissues, discoloration, unnatural texture