Physiological levels of bending and flexion of the intervertebral disc are known to result in large shear strains of the anulus fibrosus (AF) tissue . While microstructural shear is often implicated as a likely failure initiator , it is unclear what series of cascading mechanisms act to transfer shear from the tissue scale down to the micron scale. In particular, a consensus has yet to be reached on the degree to which interlamellar sliding contributes to transverse shear deformation. Elastin plays an important role in radial tensile behavior of the AF , however its function in shear has not been investigated.
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Measurement of Local Strains in Intervertebral Disc Anulus Fibrosus Tissue Under Dynamic Shear: Contributions of Matrix Fiber Orientation and Elastin Content
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Michalek, AJ, Buckley, MR, Bonassar, LJ, Cohen, I, & Iatridis, JC. "Measurement of Local Strains in Intervertebral Disc Anulus Fibrosus Tissue Under Dynamic Shear: Contributions of Matrix Fiber Orientation and Elastin Content." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Lake Tahoe, California, USA. June 17–21, 2009. pp. 395-396. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2009-204317
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