Ultrastructural characterization of damaged cortical bone using atomic force microscopy

Daniel P. Nicolella, Donald E. Moravits, Arlene J. Siller-Jackson, Ramsey J. Railsback, Scott F. Timmons, Karl J. Jepsen, Dwight T. Davy, James Lankford

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The ultrastructure of damaged cortical bone was characterized using atomic force microscopy. Surface preparation techniques resulted in a thin smear layer that obscures the HA mineral-collagen fibril composite structure. Removal of this smear layer with a mild acid treatment revealed the underlying ultrastructural morphology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0791816117
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 Bioengineering Conference - Big Sky, MT, USA
Duration: 16 Jun 199920 Jun 1999


Conference1999 Bioengineering Conference
CityBig Sky, MT, USA


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