Effect of age on mechanical properties of the collagen phase in different orientations of human cortical bone.

@article{2013EffectOA,
  title={Effect of age on mechanical properties of the collagen phase in different orientations of human cortical bone.},
  author={},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2013},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          288-91
        }
}
    The collagen phase plays an important role in mechanical behaviors of cortical bone. However, aging effects on the mechanical behavior of the collagen phase is still poorly understood. In this study, micro-tensile tests were performed on demineralized human cortical bone samples from young, middle-aged, and elderly donors and aging effects on the mechanical properties of the collagen phase in different orientations (i.e. longitudinal and transverse directions of bone) were examined. The results… CONTINUE READING