Nonlinear finite element modeling of cell mechanical environment in hyorogels for intervertebral disc repair

The nonlinear finite element modeling of cell mechanical environment in hydrogels for intervertebral disc (IVD) repair was studied. Two hydrogels were studied for tissue-engineered IVD repair. The results demonstrated that the micromechanical environment of an IVD cell embedded in a three-dimensional hydrogel is different from that of a cell in its native matrix.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baer, AE; Grinstaff, MW; Smeds, KA; Boyd, LM; Setton, LA

Published Date

  • 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 /

Start / End Page

  • 113 - 114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-6947

Citation Source

  • SciVal