Research Article

Achilles Tendon Repair by Decellularized and Engineered Xenografts in a Rabbit Model

Figure 1

Surgical approach. (a) Achilles tendon complex exposure (NT). (b) Tenotomy bridged with an autograft (AG). (c) Implantation of the decellularized graft (DG). (d) A representative picture of the tendon sheath closure. (e) Injection of autologous rbBMSCs within the tissue-engineered graft (TEG). (f) Application of the plaster cast at 150° flexion.