Mechanical properties of the tibia from chickens with idiopathic scoliosis

R. S. Riggins, D. A. Lewis, D. R. Benson, J. R. McCarrey, C. E. Franti

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The tibia from six-week old chickens that develop idiopathic scoliosis were studied with stress relaxation experiments and torsional strength testing. Most parameters observed did not show any significant differences between tibias obtained from chickens with scoliosis and tibias from the control birds; however, the rate of stress relaxation of the tibia from the birds with scoliosis was minimally increased over the controls. There were no significant differences noted in ultimate torsional strength, maximum angular deformity or modulae of torsional rigidity of the tibias from scoliotic chickens when compared to tibias from control chickens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-61,63-67
JournalJournal of Biomechanics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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