Compressive Loading: Macro- and Micro-Scales (image) Ohio Supercomputer Center Share Print E-Mail Caption A macro-scale model of the knee (left) was created by a research team at the Cleveland Clinic to study compressive loading of the joint. At the micro scale, the single-cell model (top, right) has been used in previous studies, while Ahmet Erdemir's 11-cell model better represents the effects of loading on the individual cells. Credit Erdemir/Cleveland Clinic Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.