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Table 2 Summary of the means for the highly-uniform group of rat femora and humeri undergoing three-point bending tests (one standardized snap freezing cycle)

From: On the influence of surface coating on tissue biomechanics – effects on rat bones under routine conditions with implications for image-based deformation detection

Highly-uniform Group Elastic Modulus [GPa] Maximum Force [N] Bending Strength/Maximum Stress [MPa] Strain at Maximum Force [%]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
Femora
 UC-PA (n = 4) 1.85 ± 0.56 178.25 ± 11.87 82.80 ± 12.04 11.27 ± 1.42
 UC-PR (n = 3) 1.98 ± 0.45 210.69 ± 5.98 100.33 ± 11.58 12.69 ± 4.48
 WB-PA (n = 3) 2.06 ± 0.32 185.35 ± 34.44 89.85 ± 14.88 10.55 ± 1.17
 WB-PR (n = 3) 2.77 ± 0.43 202.02 ± 3.00 114.86 ± 7.98 9.86 ± 1.18
 SB-PA (n = 4) 2.18 ± 0.61 204.21 ± 17.97 105.03 ± 20.43 11.27 ± 2.61
 SB-PR (n = 3) 1.97 ± 0.23 200.55 ± 19.3 99.36 ± 3.86 10.98 ± 1.69
Humeri
 UC-PA (n = 3) 4.93 ± 1.11 111.22 ± 16.77 156.19 ± 19.39 5.02 ± 0.75
 UC-PR (n = 3) 5.64 ± 1.44 124.12 ± 2.21 162.76 ± 14.61 5.43 ± 1.00
 WB-PA (n = 3) 4.25 ± 0.43 114.15 ± 10.17 155.95 ± 10.60 5.88 ± 0.61
 WB-PR (n = 3) 4.67 ± 0.73 105.70 ± 15.37 168.31 ± 25.07 5.01 ± 0.65
 SB-PA (n = 3) 5.17 ± 2.81 108.61 ± 15.78 164.81 ± 39.55 6.07 ± 1.96
 SB-PR (n = 3) 4.05 ± 0.11 110.70 ± 25.31 162.45 ± 43.98 4.87 ± 1.21