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Interspecies comparisons of in situ intrinsic mechanical properties of distal femoral cartilage.
We measured the in situ biomechanical properties of knee joint cartilage from five species (bovine, canine, human, monkey, and rabbit) to examine the biomechanical relevance of animal models of humanExpand
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The knee meniscus: structure-function, pathophysiology, current repair techniques, and prospects for regeneration.
Extensive scientific investigations in recent decades have established the anatomical, biomechanical, and functional importance that the meniscus holds within the knee joint. As a vital part of theExpand
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Fundamentals of biomechanics in tissue engineering of bone.
The objective of this review is to provide basic information pertaining to biomechanical aspects of bone as they relate to tissue engineering. The review is written for the general tissue engineeringExpand
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Biphasic indentation of articular cartilage--II. A numerical algorithm and an experimental study.
Part I (Mak et al., 1987, J. Biomechanics 20, 703-714) presented the theoretical solutions for the biphasic indentation of articular cartilage under creep and stress-relaxation conditions. In thisExpand
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Comparative study of the intrinsic mechanical properties of the human acetabular and femoral head cartilage.
Biphasic creep indentation methodology and an automated indentation apparatus were used to measure the aggregate modulus, Poisson's ratio, permeability, thickness, creep and recovery equilibriumExpand
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Sterilization, toxicity, biocompatibility and clinical applications of polylactic acid/polyglycolic acid copolymers.
This is a review of salient studies of sterilization, toxicity, biocompatibility, clinical applications and current work in the field of orthopaedics, using implants made of polylactic acid (PLA),Expand
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Repair and tissue engineering techniques for articular cartilage
Chondral and osteochondral lesions due to injury or other pathology commonly result in the development of osteoarthritis, eventually leading to progressive total joint destruction. Although currentExpand
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Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering
Articular cartilage repair remains a challenge to surgeons and basic scientists. The field of tissue engineering allows the simultaneous use of material scaffolds, cells and signalling molecules toExpand
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Rapid phenotypic changes in passaged articular chondrocyte subpopulations.
Articular chondrocytes are often expanded in vitro and then used to assist in healing articular cartilage defects. We investigated the extent of dedifferentiation in monolayer-passaged, zonalExpand
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Unlike Bone, Cartilage Regeneration Remains Elusive
Articular cartilage was predicted to be one of the first tissues to successfully be regenerated, but this proved incorrect. In contrast, bone (but also vasculature and cardiac tissues) has seenExpand
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