University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Cavitation rheology as a potential method for in vivo assessment of skin biomechanics

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery

Date

2-2013

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Biomechanics; Humans; Rheology; *Skin Physiological Phenomena

Disciplines

Biomechanics and Biotransport | Plastic Surgery

Abstract

We propose cavitation rheology as a nondestructive method of assessing cutaneous biomechanical properties. Cavitation rheology may provide accurate in vivo evaluation of biomechanical changes during cutaneous wound healing or disease evolution.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Feb;131(2):303e-305e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318278d79f Link to article on publisher's site

Comments

Medical student Brian Freniere participated in this study as part of the Senior Scholars research program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed