volume 13, issue 5, P753-763 1979
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820130507
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Abstract: By use of a previously developed microelectrode technique, the effect of nonuniform stresses on the stress-generated potentials (SGP) in bone were studied to a resolution of 5 micrometers. Comparison was made between uniformly and nonuniformly applied compression of human cortical bone. It was found that the radial electric fields for osteons in a specimen under uniform compression were equivalent, and such specimens possessed no macroscopic SGP; for nonuniform compression, the electric fields of osteons diffe…

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