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Table 1 Material Properties of Scaffold Designsa

From: Augmented repair of radial meniscus tear with biomimetic electrospun scaffold: an in vitro mechanical analysis

  Aligned Random Biomimetic
Ultimate Stress (MPa)
 Parallel 12.9 ± 4.3*, *** 3.4 ± 1.1*** 8.5 ± 1.9*, ***
 Perpendicular 1.2 ± 0.3**** 3.8 ± 1.0*** 5.1 ± 1.0***
Ultimate Strain (mm/mm)
 Parallel 0.40 ± 0.03* 3.28 ± 1.49**** 0.34 ± 0.08
 Perpendicular 3.69 ± 1.30 3.00 ± 1.46 0.40 ± 0.07***
Modulus (MPa)
 Parallel 93.6 ± 33.9*, ***** 16.9 ± 9.7 68.7 ± 14.7*, *****
 Perpendicular 2.7 ± 0.5*** 18.5 ± 5.4*** 39.4 ± 11.6****
Yield Stress (MPa)
 Parallel 4.9 ± 1.5*, ***** 1.7 ± 0.5 4.0 ± 1.3**, ******
 Perpendicular 0.4 ± 0.1**** 1.7 ± 0.4*** 2.2 ± 0.4***
Yield Strain (mm/mm)
 Parallel 0.06 ± 0.01***** 0.11 ± 0.04 0.07 ± 0.01*****
 Perpendicular 0.12 ± 0.07 0.10 ± 0.04 0.07 ± 0.02
  1. aFor a given scaffold type, significant difference when comparing parallel vs. perpendicular direction, * p < 0.001, ** p < 0.05; Significantly different from both scaffolds, *** p < 0.05, **** p < 0.001; Significantly different from random scaffold, ***** p < 0.01, ****** p < 0.05