In vitro mechanical properties and failure mode of the equine (pony) cranial cruciate ligament.

@article{Rich1994InVM,
  title={In vitro mechanical properties and failure mode of the equine (pony) cranial cruciate ligament.},
  author={F R Rich and Richard R. Glisson},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={1994},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={257-65}
}
In vitro failure modes and mechanical properties of the equine cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) were evaluated in 15 stifle joints from 10 ponies. Ponies were from 3 to 25 years of age and weighed from 122 to 208 kg. Femur-CCL-tibia specimens were mounted in 48 degrees of flexion, distracted until a 500-g tensile preload was achieved, and then tested by tensile loading to failure. Specimens failed by complete midsubstance CCL rupture (n = 9), combined tibial insertion avulsion fracture and… CONTINUE READING