INSTITUTO DE FISICA DE LIQUIDOS Y SISTEMAS BIOLOGICOS
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Experimental Techniques to Evaluate in vitro Trabecular Bone. Properties and Emerging Numerical Model.
E. BLANGINO; R. M. IRASTORZA; S. VALENTE; F. VERICAT
Conferencia; International Conference on PROCESSING & MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS; 2009
Thermec 09, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Economical reasons to research and develop new materials are very strong and the mainmarket for biotechnology is human health. Bone is one of the most studied biological material; dataand models at different organization levels describe relevant features needed in differentapplications. Depending on the type of bone, the anatomical location, the human populationconsidered and the level taken into account, the descriptions can differ substantially. In this work,we present a set of properties (mechanical and architectural ones) measured on fresh trabecularbones samples that were extracted from femur heads of live donors with hip total replacement.Standard procedures to preserve the samples were followed. Engineering and clinical tests wereperformed and custom-built tools were made to adapt the available equipment.