A study of mechanical properties of human femoral heads using nanoindentation

Lin, Chih Ling, Huang, Han, Cribb, Bronwen W. and Russell, Anthony (2010) A study of mechanical properties of human femoral heads using nanoindentation. Advanced Materials Research, 126-128 957-962. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.126-128.957

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Author Lin, Chih Ling
Huang, Han
Cribb, Bronwen W.
Russell, Anthony
Title A study of mechanical properties of human femoral heads using nanoindentation
Journal name Advanced Materials Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1022-6680
ISBN 9780878492428
Publication date 2010-08
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.126-128.957
Volume 126-128
Start page 957
End page 962
Total pages 6
Editor Yunn-Shiuan Liao
Chao-Chang A. Chen
Choung-Lii Chao
Pei-Lum Tso
Place of publication Switzerland
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Human bone fracture associated with osteoporosis was hypothesized to be related to the alteration of mechanical properties in bones. In this work, cortical and trabecular bones from human femoral heads were studied. Bone samples of eight female and four male patients, with ages varying from 37 to 93 years, were collected from total hip replacement surgery. Reduced modulus (Er) and hardness (H) of osteons, interstitial lamellae and trabeculae were characterized by nanoindentation. The results showed both the reduced modulus and hardness of the interstitial lamellae were significant higher than those of osteons and trabeculae. Though there was no significant difference in microstructures in the Group A (age < 60 years) and B (age > 60 years), the Group B bones demonstrated to be stiffer.
Keyword Cortical Bone
Reduced Modulus
Trabecular Bone
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Volume title: Advances in Abrasive Technology XIII, Online since August, 2010, Full paper unavaible

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Created: Wed, 17 Nov 2010, 00:20:58 EST by Dr Anthony Russell on behalf of School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering