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The Laryngoscope Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Summary: The Laryngoscope
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
2003 The American Laryngological,
Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.
Electromechanical Reshaping of Septal
Ki-Hong Kevin Ho, BS; Sergio H. Diaz Valdes, PhD; Dmitriy E. Protsenko, PhD; Guillermo Aguilar, PhD;
Brian J. F. Wong, MD, PhD
Objectives: This study describes the process of
tissue electroforming and how shape changes in car-
tilage can be produced by the application of direct
current (DC). The dependence of shape change on
voltage and application time is explored. Study De-
sign: Basic investigation using ex vivo porcine septal
cartilage grafts and electromechanical cartilage de-
formation focused on development of a new surgical
technique. Methods: Uniform flat porcine nasal septal
cartilage specimens were mechanically deformed be-
tween two semicircular aluminum electrodes. DC
current was applied to establish charge separation


Source: Aguilar, Guillermo - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Riverside


Collections: Engineering