Relating crack-tip deformation to mineralization and fracture resistance in human femur cortical bone.

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The risk of bone fracture increases with age because of a variety of factors that include, among others, decreasing bone quantity and quality. Despite recent advances, the roles of bone microstructure and trace mineralization in the fracture process are not well understood. In this study, we utilize a combination of in-situ fracture toughness testing… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2009.01.468

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@article{Chan2009RelatingCD, title={Relating crack-tip deformation to mineralization and fracture resistance in human femur cortical bone.}, author={Kwai S. Chan and Candace K Chan and Daniel P. Nicolella}, journal={Bone}, year={2009}, volume={45 3}, pages={427-34} }