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Structure of bone and implant materials

This teaching and learning package (TLP) describes the structure of bone from the macro-scale to the micro-scale and considers its description as a biological composite. The structure of hip replacements is described and common implant materials are discussed in relation to the mechanical properties of bone.

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You can also view and download the animations from this TLP at CORE-Materials
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First created: October 2006. Last updated: February 2008 and August 2011