View Full Version : Ligament Temperature...is it important?

Paul Prusakowski
06-03-1992, 08:56 AM
Currently I am assisting n a research study which tests the strain in
one of the ligaments of the foot in a cadavre specimen while under load. I
was wondering if the tempertature of the ligament should be monitored,
since we are freezing/thawing the limbs before and after testing. Would
you feel that it is critical to have the ligament at a certain temperature?
Will the temperature of the ligament affect the its strain properties?

Any suggestions would be helpful, as well as references if there are any
that you know or that would give some background. Thank you.