Acta Biomaterialia 71 (2018) 411–419 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Acta Biomaterialia journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/actabiomat Full length article New ﬁndings conﬁrm the viscoelastic behaviour of the inter-lamellar matrix of the disc annulus ﬁbrosus in radial and circumferential directions of loading J. Tavakoli, J.J. Costi Biomechanics and Implants Research Group, The Medical Device Research Institute, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia article i nfo abstract Article history: While few studies have improved our understanding of composition and organization of elastic ﬁbres in Received 18 December 2017 the inter-lamellar matrix (ILM), its clinical relevance is not fully understood. Moreover, no studies have Received in revised form 13 February 2018 measured the direct tensile and shear failure and viscoelastic properties of the ILM. Therefore, the aim of Accepted 7 March 2018 this study was, for the ﬁrst time, to measure the viscoelastic and failure properties of the ILM in both the Available online 14 March 2018 tension and shear directions of loading. Using an ovine model, isolated ILM samples were stretched to 1 1 1 40% of their initial length at three strain rates of 0.1%s (slow), 1%s (medium) and 10%s (fast) and
Acta Biomaterialia – Elsevier
Published: Apr 15, 2018
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