Examination of compact bone microdamage using back-scattered electron microscopy.

@article{Schaffler1994ExaminationOC,
  title={Examination of compact bone microdamage using back-scattered electron microscopy.},
  author={Mitchell B. Schaffler and W C Pitchford and K Choi and Jeanne M. Riddle},
  journal={Bone},
  year={1994},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={483-8}
}
A new staining technique using heavy metals (lead-uranyl acetate) has been developed to allow visualization of bone microdamage using both light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy operated in its back-scattered mode (BSE). At the light microscopic level, the number of microcracks counted in sequential sections of human ribs is the same for both the traditional basic fuchsin method of differentially staining microcracks and the new lead-uranyl acetate procedure. With BSE study, however… CONTINUE READING