- Narmoneva, Daria A. and Wang, Jean Y. and Setton, Lori A., New method for determination of the tensile modulus of articular cartilage in situ in a free-swelling configuration,
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED, vol. 43
pp. 31 - 32 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
Using a triphasic mechanochemical theory, an attempt was made to quantify the material properties of canine and human cartilage studied in the free-swelling test and to compare them with site-matched values measured in uniaxial tensile testing. Values for the tensile modulus were found to compare well using the free-swelling and uniaxial testing methods. The results demonstrate the potential of this new methodology for quantifying cartilage properties in small cartilage samples.
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