Mechanical properties of normal skin and hypertrophic scars.

  title={Mechanical properties of normal skin and hypertrophic scars.},
  author={James A. Clark and J C Y Cheng and Kowk Sui Leung},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={22 6},
The non-linear viscoelastic properties of skin tissue were characterized by modulus of elasticity E, which represents stiffness, and percentage extension (strain, xi) at load intensities of 20, 40 and 100 gm. The latter property is a measure of the extensibility for both normal skin and hypertrophic scar. A quasi-static extensometer applies a standard rate of extension to the skin and its mechanical properties were obtained from 15 Chinese patients with burn injuries of superficial to full skin… CONTINUE READING

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