Collagen denaturation and age-related changes in the toughness of bone

Xiaodu Wang, Xiaoe Li, Xinmei Shen, C. M. Agrawal

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Abstract

A study was performed on collagen denaturation and age-related changes in the toughness of bone. A three-point bending test specimen and a fracture toughness test specimen were prepared longitudinally from the medical aspect of the midshaft of femur. The results showed that aging led to changes in the collagen network of human bone in conjunction with changes in the strength and fracture toughness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-78
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume50
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2001Jul 1 2001

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  • Engineering(all)

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