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Fig. 5 | Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

Fig. 5

From: Scaffold-free tissue engineering for injured joint surface restoration

Fig. 5

The results of compression tests at a slow compression speed (4 um/s) (a) and at a fast compression speed (100 um/s) (b). Regardless of skeletal maturity, no significant differences were detected in the tangent modulus of the TEC-mediated repair tissue and that of normal cartilage at either compression speed. Conversely, untreated defects, whether in immature or mature recipients, showed significantly lower tangent modulus than did normal cartilage at either compression speed. *; p < 0.05. Quoted and modified from Shimomura et al., Biomaterials 2010

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