Tissue composition regulates distinct viscoelastic responses in auricular and articular cartilage.

@article{Nimeskern2016TissueCR,
  title={Tissue composition regulates distinct viscoelastic responses in auricular and articular cartilage.},
  author={Luc Nimeskern and Lizette Utomo and Iina Lehtoviita and Gion Fessel and Jess Gerrit Snedeker and Gerjo J. V. M. van Osch and Ralph M{\"u}ller and K. S. Stok},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2016},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={344-52}
}
It is well-accepted that articular (ART) cartilage composition and tissue architecture are intimately related to mechanical properties. On the other hand, very little information about other cartilage tissues is available, such as elastin-rich auricular (AUR) cartilage. While thorough investigation of ART cartilage has enhanced osteoarthritis research, ear cartilage reconstruction and tissue engineering (TE) could benefit in a similar way from in-depth analysis of AUR cartilage properties. This… CONTINUE READING