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