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Experimental investigations on the biomechanics of carbon fiber replacement of the knee ligaments in animals

  • L. Claes
  • C. Burri
  • R. Neugebauer
Conference paper

Abstract

From the biomechanical point of view in vivo ligament replacement has to have a sufficient utimate rupture strength and fatigue strength, as well the elastic properties similar to the normal ligament. These properties were tested in a braided carbon fiber ligament prosthesis used to replace the MCL and ACL in sheep knees.

Keywords

Carbon Fiber Fatigue Strength Rupture Strength Knee Ligament Biomechanical Point 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Claes
    • 1
  • C. Burri
    • 1
  • R. Neugebauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TraumatologyUniversity of UlmUlmFederal Republic of Germany

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