Understanding the mechanical properties and behavior of bone helps researchers develop replacement materials and for regenerative solutions to treat problems such as osteoporosis. Bone is a naturally anisotropic material, exhibiting different mechanical properties in different directions. The composition and loading response of hard cortical and spongy cancellous bone differ greatly and therefore require a variety of testing solutions to accurately characterize the tissue in vivo. Instron's test systems provide the ability to perform variable speed tensile, compressive, indentation, flexure, and fatigue testing on a variety of different bone specimens, from small sections to intact long bones.

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