Microcrack accumulation at different intervals during fatigue testing of compact bone.

  title={Microcrack accumulation at different intervals during fatigue testing of compact bone.},
  author={Fergal J O'Brien and David Taylor and Thomas C. Lee},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  volume={36 7},
Fatigue damage in bone occurs in the form of microcracks. This microdamage contributes to the formation of stress fractures and acts as a stimulus for bone remodelling. A technique has been developed, which allows microcrack growth to be monitored during the course of a fatigue test by the application of a series of fluorescent chelating agents. Specimens were taken from bovine tibiae and fatigue tested in cyclic compression at a stress range of 80MPa. The specimens were stained before testing… CONTINUE READING


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