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Jack Kotovsky
05-18-1998, 04:14 AM
Dear Subscribers;

To calibrate a cartilage contact-stress sensor array, I will apply
known loads to it with use of a materials testing machine. To
mimic the joint contact condition as closely as possible, I intend
to coat the loading plattens (that contact the array of
micro-sensors) with a synthetic material that matches the material
properties and dimensions of the articular cartilage as closely as
possible. As a minimum requirement, I would like the modulus of
elasticity to be closely matched to that of the articular cartilage.

Do you know of a material that is suitable for this application?

Thank you very much for any relevant information,

-Jack

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Jack Kotovsky
Knee Orthopedics Laboratory
University of California, Davis
(916) 752-2713 (W)
(916) 758-6278 (H)

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