The associations between mineral crystallinity and the mechanical properties of human cortical bone.

@article{Yerramshetty2008TheAB,
  title={The associations between mineral crystallinity and the mechanical properties of human cortical bone.},
  author={Janardhan S Yerramshetty and Ozan Akkus},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={476-82}
}
It is well known that the amount of mineralization renders bone its stiffness. However, besides the mere amount of the mineral phase, size and shape of carbonated apatite crystals are postulated to affect the mechanical properties of bone tissue as predicted by composite mechanics models. Despite this predictive evidence, there is little experimental insight on the relation between the characteristics of mineral crystals and hard tissue mechanics. In this study, Raman spectroscopy was used to… CONTINUE READING
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