Fracture failure mechanisms in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta.

  title={Fracture failure mechanisms in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta.},
  author={Benjamin Alman and Peter Frasca},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  volume={5 1},
This investigation examines the failure mechanism of bone from patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Mechanical testing and ultrastructural analysis of surgically obtained bone specimens, from patients with OI and from approximately age matched normal controls, were performed. Small rectangular bone samples (1.0 mm X 1.2 mm X 15 mm) with a prismatic cross section were put under three-point bending to determine the work to fracture. Furthermore, the fracture surface was observed with… CONTINUE READING

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