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Characterization of Biomechanical and Biotransport Properties of Meniscus: Investigating Their Relationships with Tissue Structure and Composition

Dr. Travascio described the key functions, structures and composition of the meniscus in the knee and explained experimental methods for characterizing tissue transport and mechanical properties for the meniscus.


De Rosa M, Filippone G, Best TM, Jackson AR, Travascio F. Mechanical properties of meniscal circumferential fibers using an inverse finite element analysis approach. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2022 Feb;126:105073. Epub 2022 Jan 5. PMID: 34999488; PMCID: PMC9162054. Download PDF

Morejon A, Mantero AMA, Best TM, Jackson AR, Travascio F. Mechanisms of energy dissipation and relationship with tissue composition in human meniscus. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2022 Apr;30(4):605-612. Epub 2022 Jan 13. PMID: 35032627; PMCID: PMC8940718. Download PDF

Norberg C, Filippone G, Andreopoulos F, Best TM, Baraga M, Jackson AR, Travascio F. Viscoelastic and equilibrium shear properties of human meniscus: Relationships with tissue structure and composition. J Biomech. 2021 May 7;120:110343. Epub 2021 Mar 1. PMID: 33730559; PMCID: PMC8089054. Download PDF

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