Meniscal horns attach the meniscus to the underlying subchondral bone. Successful meniscal replacements must maintain horn attachments of the menisci, hence recent studies have been aimed at characterizing the material properties of the ligamentous horn attachments. In order to mimic material properties in tissue engineered meniscal replacements, we must understand how these properties are influenced by mineral and matrix constituents. Additionally, understanding how osteoarthritis alters the meniscal horn attachments may elucidate appropriate design considerations of such tissue engineered replacements. Therefore, this study investigated the relationship between mechanical and mineral properties of osteoarthritic meniscal attachments.

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