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Aapo Ristaniemi, Jari Torniainen, Tommi Paakkonen, Lauri Stenroth, Mikko A.J. Finnilä, Petri Tanska, Juha Töyräs, Rami K. Korhonen, Biomechanical, biochemical, and near infrared spectral data of bovine knee ligaments and patellar tendon, Data in Brief, Volume 36, 2021, 106976, ISSN 2352-3409,

Biomechanical, biochemical, and near infrared spectral data of bovine knee ligaments and patellar tendon

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Author: Ristaniemi, Aapo1; Torniainen, Jari1,2; Paakkonen, Tommi3;
Organizations: 1Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
2Diagnostic Imaging Center, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
3School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
4Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
5School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-05-17


Knee joint ligaments and patellar tendon are rope-like tissues that enable the proper function of the knee by connecting the bones that form the joint. A better understanding of ligament structure-function relationships is needed to develop objective and reliable diagnostic methods for ligaments. Recently, arthroscopic near infrared spectroscopy (NIR) has shown the potential to quantitatively evaluate the health of the cartilages and menisci of the knee. In this dataset, we present a unique combination of NIR spectral data, biomechanical properties, and biochemical composition of bovine primary knee ligaments and patellar tendon (10 knees, 50 tissue samples). NIR spectral data were measured at 5 locations in each sample, biomechanical properties were obtained with tensile testing, and biochemical composition was quantified using colorimetric biochemical methods. The data can be reused for investigations of structure-function relationships of knee ligaments and patellar tendon, for the development of NIR spectroscopic methods to quantify the health of these tissues, and to develop new computational models to describe ligament and tendon biomechanics.

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Series: Data in brief
ISSN: 2352-3409
ISSN-E: 2352-3409
ISSN-L: 2352-3409
Volume: 36
Article number: 106976
DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.106976
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
Funding: We greatly acknowledge financial support from the Academy of Finland (grants 286526 and 324529), Sigrid Jusélius foundation, Doctoral Programme in Science, Technology and Computing (SCITECO) of University of Eastern Finland, the Research Committee of the Kuopio University Hospital Catchment Area for the State Research Funding (Project 5203111), Kuopio, Finland, Kuopio University Foundation, K. Albin Johanssons Stiftelse and Instrumentarium Science Foundation.
Copyright information: © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (