View Full Version : Temperature dependency of fibre stiffness

09-19-2005, 12:49 AM
Dear biomech-l members

We would like to know, if the stiffness of annulus fibrosus fibres and
nucleus pulposus matrix differs between room and body temperature. The
papers I found (see below) showed changes for temperature above 60C,
but I want to know if this effect has also to be taken into account if
in-vitro tests were performed at room temperature instead of body


Gerd Huber Hamburg

Wang et al.: Spine J. 2005 Jan-Feb;5(1):64-70.
Bass et al.: J Biomech. 2004 Feb;37(2):233-40