Elastic modulus of prepared canine jejunum, a new vascular graft material

@article{Herbert1993ElasticMO,
  title={Elastic modulus of prepared canine jejunum, a new vascular graft material},
  author={Silvia Herbert and Stephen F. Badylak and L. A. Geddes and B. M. Hillberry and Gary C. Lantz and Klod Kokini},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  year={1993},
  volume={21},
  pages={727-733}
}
The submucosal connective tissue of the jejunum has been shown to be suitable for use as a vascular graft in preliminary dog studies. To partially characterize the mechanical properties of this new graft material, longitudinal stress (σ)-strain (ε)-data were obtained on 13 specimens of canine jejunum, stripped of its mucosal and external smooth-muscle layers. The ratio of stress to strain is the modulus of elasticity (E). It was found that the stress σ-strain ε-data fitted the expressionγ=K… CONTINUE READING