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Figure 2

From: Comparison of microstructural and mechanical properties of trabeculae in femoral head from osteoporosis patients with and without cartilage lesions: a case–control study

Figure 2

Illustration of trabeculae column and segmentation of the three parts. Each column was cut into three segments, using a low speed saw with a diamond cut-off wheel. The first part was used for the evaluation of water content, glycosaminoglycan (GAG) content and histology analysis, about 5% diameter of femoral head. The second part, which was first scanned by Micro-CT and then compressed to obtain mechanical properties which was 20% length of femoral head diameter.

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