Cartilage material properties are necessary to make accurate predictions of cartilage stress during joint loading and to understand the effects of aging and disease on cartilage mechanics. Human hip cartilage material properties for loading situations that are relevant to activities of daily living are unavailable. Investigators have needed to use material properties from the joints of other animals as a substitute (e.g., [1]).

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