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ba0002p81 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Reference point indentation testing detects age-related changes in tissue mechanical properties in mice

Forbes Mhairi , Bishop Nick , Grabowski Peter

Objectives: The ability to discriminate bone fractures that result from non-accidental injuries and those that result from underlying bone fragility is limited by the lack of clinical instrumentation to directly measure bone mechanical properties. The BioDent Hfc (Active Life Scientific) is an experimental device that has been validated for measuring cortical bone fracture resistance in adults. We are currently developing protocols to test the feasibility of its use in infants...