Effect of elongation rate on the failure properties of the rabbit anterior cruciate ligament.

@article{Lydon1995EffectOE,
  title={Effect of elongation rate on the failure properties of the rabbit anterior cruciate ligament.},
  author={Christine Lydon and J J Crisco and Manohar M. Panjabi and Margy Galloway},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={428-433}
}
The effect of elongation rate on the failure properties of the rabbit femur-anterior crucicate ligament-tibia were investigated. Paired limbs were elongated to failure at rates of 0.0001 m s(-1) and 0.92 m s(-1). Two distinct types of tibial avulsion injury reflecting rate-dependent areas of weakness were noted. 'Bony avulsions' formed by the junction between cortical and trabecular bone comprised the predominant injury observed at the faster elongation rate. 'Fibrous avulsions' between the… CONTINUE READING