publication . Article . 2014

Mechanical Characterization of Femoral Cartilage Under Unicompartimental Osteoarthritis

Vidal-Lesso, A.; Ledesma-Orozco, E.; Daza-Benítez, L.; Lesso-Arroyo, R.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Sociedad Mexicana de Ingeniería Mecánica
The aim of this study was to determine the mechanical properties and thickness of articular cartilage in the unaffected femoral regions in cases of unicompartimental osteoarthritis on the knees. The specimens were tested using a 3mm plane-ended cylindrical indenter and a displacement of 0.5mm was applied at specific points in seven femoral knee cartilages with unicompartimental osteoarthritis. The thickness, stiffness, elastic modulus, shear modulus and bulk modulus were obtained. These properties and thickness were compared with those reported from previous studies. Our findings showed that mechanical properties reported herein present a major magnitude (up to ...
free text keywords: osteoarthritis, cartilage, mechanical properties, knee joint, biomechanics, osteoartritis, cartílago, propiedades mecánicas, rodilla, biomecánica
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