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Table 2 Structural properties of the rat patellar tendon for the 4 groups (Mean ± SD)

From: Effect of prostaglandin E2 injection on the structural properties of the rat patellar tendon

Group Energy to Ultimate Load (J) Displacement at Ultimate Load (mm) Length (mm) Cross-sectional area (mm2)
Control 0.116 ± 0.053 2.64 ± 0.65 7.72 ± 0.57 3.30 ± 0.43
Saline 0.096 ± 0.028 2.18 ± 0.44 7.70 ± 0.25 3.98 ± 0.50*
PGE2-4 wks 0.132 ± 0.032 2.42 ± 0.65 7.81 ± 0.30 4.02 ± 0.75*
PGE2-8 wks 0.105 ± 0.029 1.87 ± 0.31* 7.66 ± 0.26 3.49 ± 0.28
F-test P = 0.187 P = 0.036 P = 0.83 P = 0.021
  1. * Indicates difference from control group (P < 0.05)