Journal article

Fatigue behavior of subchondral bone under simulated physiological loads of equine athletic training

undefined Shaktivesh, Fatemeh Malekipour, R Christopher Whitton, Peta L Hitchens, Peter VS Lee

Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020

Abstract

Fatigue-induced subchondral bone (SCB) injuries are prevalent among athletes due to the repetitive application of high magnitude loads on joints during intense physical training. Existing fatigue studies on bone utilize a standard fatigue test approach by applying loads of a constant magnitude and frequency even though physiological/realistic loading is a combination of various load magnitudes and frequencies. Metal materials in implant and aerospace applications have been studied for fatigue behavior under physiological or realistic loading, however, no such study has been conducted on biological materials like bones. In this study, we investigated fatigue behavior of SCB under the range of..

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