New method for determination of the tensile modulus of articular cartilage in situ in a free-swelling configuration

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.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Narmoneva, DA; Wang, JY; Setton, LA

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED

Volume / Issue

  • 43 /

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 32

Citation Source

  • SciVal