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Mechanical properties of cellulose in orthopaedic devices and related environments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10147329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors have undertaken a series of mechanical tests in order to assess the performance of regenerated cellulose under either static or dynamic conditions, and to evaluate its long-term behaviour under mechanical stress. In this respect, bending stiffness, resistance to compression, creep under compressive stress, in vitro and in vivo ageing and fatigue resistance were studied. It appears that this material demonstrates mechanical properties which depend upon its density, which is itself related to its water content. Moreover, this material is very stable under dynamic stress. This could be an interesting property for use in orthopaedic devices.
J Poustis; C Baquey; D Chauveaux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical materials     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0267-6605     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Mater     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-20     Completed Date:  1994-10-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707278     Medline TA:  Clin Mater     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-24     Citation Subset:  T    
HEXABIO, Talence Cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cellulose / chemistry*
Materials Testing
Orthopedic Equipment*
Sterilization / methods
Stress, Mechanical
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