Evaluation of intra-articular collagenase, TIMP-1, and TNF-alpha levels before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction


AKESEN B. , Demirag B., BUDAK F.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.43, no.3, pp.214-218, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2009.214
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-218

Abstract

Objectives: We investigated intra-articular levels of collagenase, which presumably promotes bone-tendon healing, and collagenase mediators involved in its production (tumor necrosis factor-alpha, TNF-alpha) and inhibition (TIMP-1 enzyme) in patients following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.