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2013

Marquette University

Bone microstructure

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3d Micron-Scale Imaging Of The Cortical Bone Canal Network In Human Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Oi), John R. Jameson, Carolyne Albert, Bjoern Busse, Peter A. Smith, Gerald F. Harris Jan 2013

3d Micron-Scale Imaging Of The Cortical Bone Canal Network In Human Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Oi), John R. Jameson, Carolyne Albert, Bjoern Busse, Peter A. Smith, Gerald F. Harris

Biomedical Engineering Faculty Research and Publications

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder leading to increased bone fragility. Recent work has shown that the hierarchical structure of bone plays an important role in determining its mechanical properties and resistance to fracture. The current study represents one of the first attempts to characterize the 3D structure and composition of cortical bone in OI at the micron-scale. A total of 26 pediatric bone fragments from 18 individuals were collected during autopsy (Nc=5) or routing orthopaedic procedures (NOI=13) and imaged by microtomography with a synchrotron light source (SR┬ÁCT) for several microstructural parameters including cortical porosity ...