volume 29, issue 10, P1247-1253 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(96)00061-9
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X. Banse, Ch. Delloye, O. Cornu, R. Bourgois

Abstract: In order to assess the potential influence of various physical or chemical treatments on bone grafts, and in particular, on femoral heads to be used as bone grafts, the mechanical symmetry of the femoral head was investigated. Pairs of proximal human femora were harvested and transversally sliced using a coordinate system to orient correctly the head. After being embedded and polished, bone slices were loaded to failure between two steel columns (6 mm of diameter) in a sequential and symmetrical manner for bot…

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