Conceptual fracture parameters for articular cartilage.

  title={Conceptual fracture parameters for articular cartilage.},
  author={Kathryn Stok and Adekunle Oloyede},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  volume={22 6},
BACKGROUND Superficial cracks can occur in articular cartilage due to trauma or wear and tear. Our understanding of the behaviour of such cracks in a loaded matrix is limited. A notable study investigated the growth of cracks induced in the bottom layer of the matrix. This paper extends existing studies, characterizing the propagation of superficial cracks and matrix resistance under tension at varying rates of loading. METHODS Cartilage strips with artificially induced superficial cracks… CONTINUE READING

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