The effect of calcification on the structural mechanics of the costal cartilage.

@article{Forman2014TheEO,
  title={The effect of calcification on the structural mechanics of the costal cartilage.},
  author={Jason Lee Forman and Richard Wesley Kent},
  journal={Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={94-107}
}
The costal cartilage often undergoes progressive calcification with age. This study sought to investigate the effects of calcification on the structural mechanics of whole costal cartilage segments. Models were developed for five costal cartilage specimens, including representations of the cartilage, the perichondrium, calcification, and segments of the rib and sternum. The material properties of the cartilage were determined through indentation testing; the properties of the perichondrium were… CONTINUE READING