Επιγονατιδικός Τένοντας

 

 

 

 

 

  PTR 30

 

  30 fibers - resistance of  1600 Newton

 

 

 

 

 

The patellar tendon ligament consists of longitudinal fibers, not braided and therefore less sensitive to plastic deformation.  The porous structure of the ligament ends allows the fixation at the attachment sites to be rapid and solid.  This ligament consists of three separate portions:

  • a superior or proximal portion, flattened, whose end contains a small titanium barrette which aids in the primary fixation of the ligament,

  • a middle portion corresponding to the patella tendon of a small diameter, made of free fibers which are rapidly invaded by fibroblasts,

  • a distal or inferior portion, cylindrical, intended for tibial fixation.