In vitro electro-mechanical characterization of human knee articular cartilage of different degeneration levels: a comparison with ICRS and Mankin scores.

@article{Abedian2013InVE,
  title={In vitro electro-mechanical characterization of human knee articular cartilage of different degeneration levels: a comparison with ICRS and Mankin scores.},
  author={Reza Abedian and Elmar Willbold and Christoph Maria Becher and Christof Hurschler},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={1328-34}
}
In the present study, the electro-mechanical properties of human knee articular cartilage were measured in vitro. An arthroscopic measurement tool was used to measure streaming potential integral (SPI), after which creep indentation tests were performed. Additionally, degradation level of the tissue was determined in accordance with the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS score), and hematoxylin/eosin and safranin O staining were performed to determine the Mankin score. Mechanical test… CONTINUE READING