Use of microindentation to characterize the mechanical properties of articular cartilage: comparison of biphasic material properties across length scales.

@article{Miller2010UseOM,
  title={Use of microindentation to characterize the mechanical properties of articular cartilage: comparison of biphasic material properties across length scales.},
  author={Gregory J Miller and Elise Feng-I Morgan},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2010},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={1051-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Small scale mechanical testing techniques offer new possibilities for defining changes in mechanical properties that accompany the morphological, histological, and biochemical abnormalities of osteoarthritis (OA). The goal of this study was to investigate the use of microindentation in characterizing the biphasic material properties of articular cartilage. Direct comparisons of the biphasic properties (E, k and nu) determined using microindentation were made to those determined on the… CONTINUE READING