Effect of chemical fixation on the mechanical behavior of rabbit medial collateral ligament

U. Kukreti, V. P. Novak, S. M. Belkoff

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the time-dependent effect of chemical fixation on the mechanical properties of medial collateral ligament (MCL) from New Zealand white rabbits. Eighteen tibia-MCL-femur complexes were harvested, isolated and immersed in 4F1G (4% formaldehyde, 1% glutaraldehyde) solution for six time periods (0-60 min). Immediately after fixation, each specimen was stretched uniaxially to failure while loads and displacement were recorded. Mechanical parameters were determined for each specimen and statistical analysis indicated no significant difference in the tangent modulus, failure stress and failure stretch between any of the fixation periods investigated. These results were unexpected and contrary to our hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages315-316
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Congress and Exposition - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 12 1995Nov 17 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Congress and Exposition
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period11/12/9511/17/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kukreti, U., Novak, V. P., & Belkoff, S. M. (1995). Effect of chemical fixation on the mechanical behavior of rabbit medial collateral ligament. 315-316. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Congress and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, USA, .