- Setton, Lori A. and Perry, Charles H. and Elliott, Dawn M. and Wyland, Douglas J. and LeRoux, Michelle A. and Guilak, Farshid and Vail, Parker T., Anisotropic properties of the healing meniscus in tension,
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED, vol. 42
pp. 73 - 74 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
A study was carried out to quantify the anisotropic properties of the meniscus in tension. Skeletally-mature dogs underwent open surgery to create a meniscal tear in the right stifle joint. Tensile test samples were pre-equilibrated in 0.15M NaCl and width and thickness were measured. Samples were tested in uniaxial tension using a custom-built material test system. The resultant data provide evidence of highly anisotropic behaviors for the solid matrix of both the native and healing meniscal tissue.
Musculoskeletal system;Blood vessels;Cells;Tissue;Mathematical models;Surgery;Poisson ratio;