Tensile properties of articular cartilage are altered by meniscectomy in a canine model of osteoarthritis.

@article{Elliott1999TensilePO,
  title={Tensile properties of articular cartilage are altered by meniscectomy in a canine model of osteoarthritis.},
  author={Dawn M Elliott and Farshid Guilak and Thomas Parker Vail and Jean Y Wang and Lori A. Setton},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          503-8
        }
}
Loss of or damage to the meniscus alters the pattern of loading in the knee joint and frequently leads to cartilage degeneration and osteoarthritis. The mechanical properties of articular cartilage have been shown to reflect the extent of cartilage degeneration in human osteoarthritis and in experimental models of joint disease, but there is little experimental data documenting changes in cartilage mechanics following meniscectomy. We hypothesized that the tensile properties of the surface zone… CONTINUE READING
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