Failure Mechanisms of Cartilage-on-Bone Tissues and the Influence of Loading History
The fetlock of the horse is a high impact weight bearing articulating joint. Its unique anatomy and kinematics during locomotion lead to site-specific variation of stresses within the joint and possible adaptations of the joint tissues to such specific loading histories. This study therefore seeks to determine the variations in cartilage-bone tissue morphology, and the respective tissue vulnerability to impact-induced microdamage, in different regions within the fetlock joint.
George Ferguson, Ashvin Thambyah, Michael A Hodgson and Kelly Wade
S. Turley et al., "Failure Mechanisms of Cartilage-on-Bone Tissues and the Influence of Loading History", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 275, pp. 139-142, 2011