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A comparative study of young and mature bovine cortical bone ☆

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A comparative study of young and mature bovine cortical bone ☆
Abstract

The mechanical properties and microstructure of young and mature bovine femur bone were investigated by optical microscopy and compression testing in the longitudinal and transverse directions for untreated, deproteinized and demineralized cases. Optical microscopy revealed that mature bone has a more established and less porous microstructure compared to young bone. Mature bone was found to be stronger in both directions for the untreated and deproteinized cases. Mature untreated bone was also found to be stiffer and less tough compared to young bone in both directions. These results are related to the increase in mineralization of mature bone and significant microstructural differences. Young bone was found to be stronger in both directions for the demineralized case, which is attributed to alterations in the collagen network with age.

Keywords
Anisotropy; Cortical bone; Bone age; Demineralization; Deproteinization
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Acta Biomaterialia - Volume 9, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages 5280–5288
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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