Results

 

Model of bone with the cow meniscus attached:

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Meniscus under the microscope:

Click here to see microscope set up.

 

 

Freeze-Dried Meniscus:

 Without Microscope

 Without Miscroscope

 Without Microscope

 With Microscope

 With Microscope

 With Microscope

 Outer Portion

 Inner Portion

 Middle Portion

Outer Portion

 Inner Portion

 Middle Portion

 1st Test: 

5 LBS----- 

No sign of damage

 No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 2nd Test: 

No damage

No damage

 No damage

 Slight Scratch on the surface

 No damage

 No damage

 3rd Test: 

No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 Same size scratch

 Another slight scratch

 No damage

 4th Test: 

No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 No damage

 5th Test: 

20 LBS---- 

No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 Scratch is larger than the last one about the size of a needle longer

 Scratch is larger

 A small semi-circular scratch has developed

 6th Test: 

Scratch visible when looked at closely

 No damage

 No damage

 Scratch is larger and is now jaggid

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 7th Test: 

Same size scratch

 Scratch is now visible

 No damage

 Same size scratch

 Scratch is larger

 Scratch is a little larger

 8th Test: 

Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 9th Test: 

50LBS----- 

Scratch more visible about 1-mm

 More visible about 1/4-mm

 Same size scratch

 Scratch is larger and more jaggid

 Scratch is larger and is starting to become jaggid

 Same size scratch

 10th Test: 

Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 11th Test: 

Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Scratch is more visible

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Scratch is larger

 12th Test: 

Scratch more visible 9/8-mm

 Scratch more visible 1/2-mm

 Same size scratch

 Scratch larger and more jaggid

 Scratch is larger, but the same jaggidness

 Same size scratch

Controlled Meniscus:

 Without Microscope

 Without MIscroscope

 Without Microscope

 With Microscope

 With Microscope

 With Microscope

 Outer Portion

 Inner Portion

 Middle Portion

 Outer Portion

 Inner Portion

 Middle Portion

 1st Test: 

5LBS----- 

No sign of damage

 No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 2nd Test: 

No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 Scratch has developed, but very small

 No damage

 No damage

 3rd Test: 

No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 Same size scratch

 Slight scratch has developed

 No damage

 4th Test: 

No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 Scratch has gotten larger

 Same size scratch

 No damage

 5th Test: 

20LBS----- 

No damage

 No damage

 No damage

 Same size scratch

 Scratch is larger

 Small scratch has developed

 6th Test: 

Scratch visible when looked at closely

 No damage

 No damage

 Scratch is larger

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 7th Test: 

Same Visible scratch

 Scratch is now visible

 No visible damage

 Same size scratch

 Scratch is larger

 Same size scratch

 8th Test: 

Same visible scratch

 Same visible scratch

 No visible damage

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Scratch is larger

 9th Test: 

50LBS----- 

Scratch is more visible 1/2-mm

 Scratch is more visible 1/4-mm

 Scratch is now visible

 Scratch is larger

 Scratch is larger

 Same size scratch

 10th Test: 

Same visible scratch

 Same visible scratch

 Same visible scratch

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 11th Test: 

Scratch is more visible about 1-mm

 Same visible scratch

 Same visible scratch

 Larger scratch. It is in the shape of a "Z"

 Same size scratch

 Same size scratch

 12th Test: 

More visible scratch about 

1 1/8-mm

 More visible scratch 1/2-mm

 Same visible scratch

 Larger scratch and more jaggid

 Larger size scratch it is now in the shape of a "C"

 Same size scratch