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Table 2 Mechanical properties of the human (n=8) and synthetic (n=6) upper extremity models as determined by the four-point bending test

From: Stiffness and ultimate load of osseointegrated prosthesis fixations in the upper and lower extremity

   Specimen type
Loading scenario Parameter Human CV Synthetic CV p-value
Four-point bending Max. moment (Nm) 36.7 ± 11.0 0.30 104.9 ± 19.0 0.18 0.001
  Bending at max. moment (mm) 3.9 ± 1.8 0.45 8.1 ± 1.9 0.23 0.003
  Flexural rigidity AP (Nm2) 43.7 ± 10.5 0.24 63.7 ± 3.6 0.06 0.001
  Normalized Flexural rigidity AP (N) 1434.4 ± 847.5 0.59 1712.8 ± 137.4 0.08 0.491
  1. Statistical significant differences (alpha=0.05) between human and synthetic bones are marked by italic typeset.