Nanoindentation of the Human Femoral Head


The mechanical aetiology and progression of osteoarthritis in articulating joints is not fully understood. We have characterised the variation in the nanoindentation stiffness of articular cartilage in non-OA and OA human femoral heads. The superior region of the head is stiffest, and where most loss of cartilage is seen. The region surrounding the fovea… (More)


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