In vitro calcified tendon collagen: an atomic force and scanning electron microscopy investigation.

Atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy and X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy have been performed on decalcified turkey tendons submitted to in vitro calcification in order to investigate the morphology and the surface relationships between the inorganic phase and the collagen fibres during deposition and compare with those found for… CONTINUE READING