Influence of bone composition and apparent density on fracture toughness of the human femur and tibia.


The influence of wet and dry apparent density, apparent and real percentage of mineral, organic and water contents on the tension and shear fracture toughness, i.e., the mode I and mode II strain energy release rate (GIc and GIIc), respectively, was investigated for the human femur and the tibia. The results suggest that the water content, apparent density… (More)


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