Tensile Characteristics of Costal and Septal Cartilages Used as Graft Materials


Alkan Z., Yiğit O., Acıoğlu E., BEKEM A. , Azizli E., Kocak I., ...More

ARCHIVES OF FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.13, no.5, pp.322-326, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1001/archfacial.2011.54
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.322-326

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the biomechanical characteristics of septal cartilage (SC) and costal cartilage (CC) taken from fresh cadavers using tensile testing and to establish CC graft material of a suitable thickness (ie, with tensile characteristics closest to those of SC).