The three different amplitude-modulated sinusoidal loading waves, which were applied in the experiment. (A and B, both with equal root mean square [RMS] values = red lines). All regimes were run for 1 h at F = 1Hz. C with a higher RMS value A: low cyclic regime with the same RMS-value as the stochastic loading pattern (B). Regime C is a cyclic loading between 2-7% strain but has a higher RMS than A and B.
Steiner et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:222 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-222