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Table 7 Average result of failure load and Young’s modulus of elasticity of sterilized tendons with Electron Beam [31, 48, 49, 53, 54]

From: Different sterilization and disinfection methods used for human tendons – a systematic review using mechanical properties to evaluate tendon allografts

Type of tendon Irradiation dose Pieces Failure load(Standard Deviation) [N] Young’s modulus of elasticity (Standard Deviation) [MPa] Authors
Tibialis tendon 9.2–12.2 kGy 10 876.38 (310.73) 206.71 (88.87) Elenes et al.
Tibialis tendon 17.1–21.0 kGy 10 660.24 (312.12) 152.64 (75.10)
Human flexor digitorum superficialis 50 kGy 10 282.3 (53.0) 291.6 (50.8) Wei et al.
Human flexor digitorum superficialis 50 kGy, fractionation 10 360.9 (49.3) 354.3 (49.1)
Human flexor digitorum superficialis 50 kGy, fractionation + ascorbate 10 390,6 (42.1) 390.4 (50.6)
Bone – patellar tendon – bone 34 kGy 11 1024 (204) Hoburg et al.
Bone – patellar tendon – bone 34 kGy, fractionated 11 1327 (305)
Bone – patellar tendon – bone 25 kGy 10 1177 (512) Hoburg et al.
Bone – patellar tendon – bone 34 kGy 10 1139 (445)