Effects of Freeze–Thaw Cycle with and without Proteolysis Inhibitors and Cryopreservant on the Biochemical and Biomechanical Properties of Articular Cartilage

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OBJECTIVE We investigated the effects of freeze-thawing on the properties of articular cartilage. DESIGN The reproducibility of repeated biomechanical assay of the same osteochondral sample was first verified with 11 patellar plugs from 3 animals. Then, 4 osteochondral samples from 15 bovine patellae were divided into 4 groups. The reference samples were… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1947603513515998

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@inproceedings{Qu2014EffectsOF, title={Effects of Freeze–Thaw Cycle with and without Proteolysis Inhibitors and Cryopreservant on the Biochemical and Biomechanical Properties of Articular Cartilage}, author={Chengjuan Qu and Mikko Hirviniemi and Virpi Tiitu and Jukka S. Jurvelin and Juha T{\"o}yr{\"a}s and Mikko J. Lammi}, booktitle={Cartilage}, year={2014} }