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Artificial tendon or ligament with varying stiffness along its length

By Sabine Cantournet, Laurent Corté, D.N. Ku, Mohammed Cherkaoui and Jason S. Bach

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Tendon or ligament with an elongated body comprising a flexible median part and at least one end part showing a different tensile stiffness from that of the median part, said body having a fibrous structure formed from biocompatible fibers having a diameter superior to 0.1 μm, said fibers forming the body of the device wherein the median part comprises a tubular cage placed around a central core comprising fibers

Topics: [SPI.MAT]Engineering Sciences [physics]/Materials
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-00973901v1
Provided by: HAL-SUPELEC
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