Removal of the superficial zone of bovine articular cartilage does not increase its frictional coefficient.

@article{Krishnan2004RemovalOT,
  title={Removal of the superficial zone of bovine articular cartilage does not increase its frictional coefficient.},
  author={Ramaswamy Krishnan and Matteo Caligaris and Robert L Mauck and Clark Tung-Hui Hung and Kevin D. Costa and Gerard A. Ateshian},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 12},
  pages={947-55}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of the superficial zone in regulating the frictional response of articular cartilage. This zone contains the superficial protein (SZP), a proteoglycan synthesized exclusively by superficial zone chondrocytes and implicated in reducing the friction coefficient of cartilage. DESIGN Unconfined compression creep tests with sliding of cartilage against glass in saline were carried out on fresh bovine cylindrical plugs (slashed circle Ø6 mm, n=35) obtained from 16… CONTINUE READING