Maria Rita Correro-Shahgaldian

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Mechanical stress is listed as a main risk factor for cartilage degradation. The aim of this study was to investigate the biological response of cartilage to dynamic loading such as plowing. Cartilage strips harvested from bovine nasal septum were submitted to plowing using a cylindrical indenter, applying a constant normal force in the vertical axis and(More)
Articular cartilage undergoes complex loading modalities generally including sliding, rolling and plowing (i.e. the compression by a condyle normally to the tissue surface under simultaneously tangential displacement, thus generating a tractional force due to tissue deformation). Although in in vivo studies it was shown that excessive plowing can lead to(More)
Bovine nasal septum (BNS) is a source of non-load bearing hyaline cartilage. Little information is available on its mechanical and biological properties. The aim of this work was to assess the characteristics of BNS cartilage and investigate its behavior in in vitro mechanobiological experiments. Mechanical tests, biochemical assays, and microscopic(More)
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