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ba0001pp35 | Bone biomechanics and quality | ECTS2013

The effect of fluoride on the DEXA score and material properties of ex vivo emu tibiae

Omelon Sidney , Nhan Kevin , Reid-Schachter Gillian , Lacroix Nicolas , Miles-Rossouw Malaika , Variola Fabio

Bone is a tough composite material, comprised of a compliant collageneous matrix, brittle apatite mineral crystals and a suite of non-collageneous proteins (NCPs). Bone material properties depend on these components, and their interactions at the mineral-collagen interface. ‘Bone mineral density’ (BMD), a parameter used to predict fracture risk, is routinely quantified by DEXA. Previous studies used ex vivo emu tibiae as a model to test the effect of organic...