Bi-directional Mechanical Properties of the Axillary Pouch of the Glenohumeral Capsule: Implications for Modeling and Surgical Repair

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Susan M. Moore, Patrick J. McMahon, Richard E. Debski

Musculoskeletal Research Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

J Biomech Eng 126(2), 284-288 (May 04, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1695574 History: Received April 21, 2003; Revised October 29, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
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A superior view of the inferior glenohumeral ligament (IGHL) with the glenoid rotated upward. The orientation of the dog-bone shaped (midsubstance 12.5 mm×2.5 mm) transverse and longitudinal axillary pouch tissue samples are shown with respect to the anterior (AB-IGHL) and posterior (PB-IGHL) bands.
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Typical stress-strain curves from one specimen illustrating a “toe region” followed by a linear region to failure for the mechanical properties of the transverse and longitudinal axillary pouch tissue samples.
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Average stress-strain curves (mean±SD) for transverse axillary pouch and longitudinal axillary pouch tissue samples. The dashed line for each orientation illustrates the presence of those samples whose ultimate strain was between the lowest and the average ultimate strain.



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