Reduced tissue hardness of trabecular bone is associated with severe osteoarthritis.


This study investigated whether changes in hardness of human trabecular bone are associated with osteoarthritis. Twenty femoral heads extracted from subjects without musculoskeletal diseases (subject age: 49-83 years) and twenty femoral heads extracted from osteoarthritic subjects (subject age: 42-85 years) were tested. Sixty indentations were performed… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2010.12.022