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Tissue Bond Strength as a Function of Applied Fusion Pressure1

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Nicholas Anderson, Eric Kramer, James Cezo, Virginia Ferguson, Mark E. Rentschler

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Colorado at Boulder,
Boulder, CO 80309

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7-10, 2014.DOI: 10.1115/1.4027046

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online July 21, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(3), 030925 (Jul 21, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1076; doi: 10.1115/1.4027046 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Box and whisker plots of burst pressure normalized for vessel thickness versus load applied during fusion. The horizontal axis is not linear. Median values are displayed in each box, and crosses indicate outliers, defined as points outside of two times the standard deviation.

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Custom fusion device allowing for precise variation of applied load during fusion. Tubular artery sections are placed between the device jaws with the artery axis perpendicular to the long axis of the jaws. The MTS is then used to apply a specified load while the heaters are simultaneously activated.



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