Effects of osmotic pressure on the viscoelastic and physical properties of articular chondrocytes

A study was performed to quantify the osmotic and viscoelastic properties of isolated chondrocytes and to test the hypothesis that the mechanical properties of the chondrocyte are influenced by their physicochemical (osmotic) environment. It was observed that the osmotic environment of the chondrocyte has a strong influence on its morphology and its viscoelastic mechanical properties.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Guilak, F; Ting-Beall, HP

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

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

Volume / Issue

  • 43 /

Start / End Page

  • 103 - 104

Citation Source

  • SciVal