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Table 1 Macroscopic characteristics with load and deformation at failure for all specimens

From: Strength of the porcine proximal femoral epiphyseal plate: the effect of different loading directions and the role of the perichondrial fibrocartilaginous complex and epiphyseal tubercle – an experimental biomechanical study

Direction of load Specimen AP diameter (mm) ML diameter (mm) Load at failure (N) Deformation at failure (mm) Footprint (mm) Footprint distance from epiphyseal line (mm) Macroscopic epiphyseolysis
Anterior load
  1 35 36 1756 7.4 22 × 8 6 Yes
  2 35 37 1750 7.5 21 × 7 5 Yes
  3 35 36 1679 8.7 20 × 8 5 Yes
  Mean (SD) 35 36 1728 (43) 7.9    
Lateral load
  1 34 36 1148 7.1 14 × 8 4 Yes
  2 34 36 918 7.0 15 × 4 3 Yes
  3 37 38 920 7.1 17 × 4 4 Yes
  Mean (SD) 35 37 995 (132) 7.1    
Vertical load
  1 38 39 7397 5.0 25 × 25 5 Yes
  2 37 39 7413 6.6 25 × 25 9 Yes
  3 38 38 7008 6.4 25 × 25 4 Yes
  Mean (SD) 38 39 7273 (229) 6.0