Study of the Effect of Cyclic Stress on the Mechanical Properties of Braided Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)Shereen Fathy and Magdi El Messiry*
Textile Department, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
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- Magdi El Messiry
Faculty of Engineering
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Received Date: March 03, 2016; Accepted Date: April 23, 2016; Published Date: May 02, 2016
Citation: Fathy S, El Messiry M (2016) Study of the Effect of Cyclic Stress on the Mechanical Properties of Braided Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). J Textile Sci Eng 6:252. doi:10.4172/2165-8064.1000252
Copyright: © 2016 Fathy S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the present, the design of ACL is attracting more attention. In this work, three different braided artificial ligaments were manufactured and tested under a cyclic stress to simulate the actual normal conditions. Knee simulator tester was designed to simulate the actual knee movement during the application of load on ACL. A comparison between three different braided artificial ligaments was analyzed after subjecting the ligament to 50,000 cycles using the designed knee tester, and compered with the results obtained on tension-tension fatigue tester. The tensile properties of the samples, after applying cyclic loading, were tested to study the effect of ACL structure design.