Biomechanical characterization and in vitro mechanical injury of elderly human femoral head cartilage: comparison to adult bovine humeral head cartilage.

@article{Dmarteau2006BiomechanicalCA,
  title={Biomechanical characterization and in vitro mechanical injury of elderly human femoral head cartilage: comparison to adult bovine humeral head cartilage.},
  author={O D{\'e}marteau and Loic Pillet and Annina In{\"a}bnit and Olivier Borens and Thomas M. Quinn},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={
          589-96
        }
}
OBJECTIVES In vitro mechanical injury of articular cartilage is useful to identify events associated with development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA). To date, many in vitro injury models have used animal cartilage despite the greater clinical relevance of human cartilage. We aimed to characterize a new in vitro injury model using elderly human femoral head cartilage and compare its behavior to that of an existing model with adult bovine humeral head cartilage. DESIGN Mechanical… CONTINUE READING