Glycosaminoglycan network geometry may contribute to anisotropic hydraulic permeability in cartilage under compression.

Abstract

Resistance to fluid flow within cartilage extracellular matrix is provided primarily by a dense network of rod-like glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). If the geometrical organization of this network is random, the hydraulic permeability tensor of cartilage is expected to be isotropic. However, experimental data have suggested that hydraulic permeability may become… (More)

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@article{Quinn2001GlycosaminoglycanNG, title={Glycosaminoglycan network geometry may contribute to anisotropic hydraulic permeability in cartilage under compression.}, author={T. M. Quinn and Pieterjan Dierickx and A. J. Grodzinsky}, journal={Journal of biomechanics}, year={2001}, volume={34 11}, pages={1483-90} }