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TibialisTendonAllograftWidthisIndependentofDonorAgeHeightWeightandGenderIsaacMabeM.S.andShawnA.HunterPh.D.AbstractThisstudywasconductedtodetermineicorrelationsexistedbetweenanteriorposteriortibialistendonwidthsanddonorcharacteristicsoheightweightagegenderandethnicity.Non-parametricstatisticalanal-yseswereconductedondatarom256anteriortibialisdonorsand231posteriortibialisdonors.Ourresultsindicatedthattibialistendonwidthonlyexhibitedlownon-signicantcorrelationswiththeselecteddonorcharacteristics.Donoragewasmostweaklycorrelatedtothewidthobothanteriorandposteriortibialistendons.Tibialistendonwidthswerestatisticallydierentbetweenmaleandemaledonorsbutthisndingisnotlikelytoholdclinicalrelevancebecausethedierencesarehighlyinfuencedbytheresolutionooursizingprotocol.Fromastatisticalperspectivethewidthoanteriorposteriortibialistendonsisnotwellpre-dictedbydonorheightweightageandgender.IntroductionTissuebanksoteneldrequestsromsurgeonsorallograttissuewitholdeddiameterwidthspecications.Atersearch-ingpublicationsonthematternosuchdatacouldbeoundpromptingourinvestigationintowhethercriteriasuchasageheightweightorgendercouldcorrelatetoatissuesoldeddi-ameterwidth.StudyObjectiveTheobjectiveothisstudywastoexaminedonorcharacteris-ticstodeterminethestrengthocorrelationoactorsassoci-atedwithanteriorandposteriortibialistendonoldeddiameterwidths.MethodsDonorswererandomlyselectedduringasix-monthperiodromJanuarythroughJuneo2013.Theinormationcollectedoreachdonorwereheightinweightlbgenderageyearsethnicityandtheassociatedtibialiswidthcm.TendonwidthwasmeasuredaccordingtoCommunityTissueServicescurrentrobustsizingprotocol.Atotalo308donorswereexaminedinthisstudymeanage50.6yearsrange12-70years81emaleand227male.Oneanteriortibialisandoneposteriortibialistendonwererandomlyselectedromeachdonororthestudy.ThenumbersotendonsincludedinthestudyareshowninTable1.