Partial restoration of immobilization-induced softening of canine articular cartilage after remobilization of the knee (stifle) joint.

@article{Jurvelin1989PartialRO,
  title={Partial restoration of immobilization-induced softening of canine articular cartilage after remobilization of the knee (stifle) joint.},
  author={J. S. Jurvelin and Ilkka Kiviranta and A M S{\"a}{\"a}m{\"a}nen and Markku 1. Tammi and Heikki J. Helminen},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={1989},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={352-8}
}
The restoration of the biomechanical properties of articular cartilage was studied after 15 weeks of remobilization of the knee joint in beagles previously immobilized with a cast for 11 weeks. The shear moduli were determined with an indentation creep test immediately after load application and at equilibrium at six predefined test points of femoral… CONTINUE READING