Journal article

Distribution of mechanical strain in equine distal metacarpal subchondral bone: a microCT-based finite element model

Fatemeh Malekipour, Chris Whitton, Peter Vee Sin Lee

Medicine in Novel Technology and Devices | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020

Abstract

Microdamage accumulation and adaptation of subchondral bone subjected to intensive cyclic loading are important processes associated with catastrophic bone failure, and joint degeneration in athletic humans and racehorses. At the tissue-level, they lead to a spatial variation in bone tissue mineral density (TMD) which affects the response of the bone to mechanical load. Quantifying the spatial distribution of mechanical load within the subchondral bone is critical for understanding the mechanism of the joint failure. Previously, a gradient of TMD and mechanical properties has been reported under unconfined compression in osteochondral plugs. In the present study, we used micro computed tomog..

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