Tensile mechanical properties of bovine articular cartilage: variations with growth and relationships to collagen network components.

One approach to repairing articular defects is to regenerate cartilage by recapitulating the changes that occur during fetal and postnatal growth into adulthood, and to thereby restore functional biomechanical properties, especially those of the normally strong superficial region. The objectives of this study were (1) to characterize and compare tensile… CONTINUE READING