Biomechanical characteristics of osteoporotic bones in rabbits: An experimental study

TURAN B., Yeni Y. N., Gunel U., Delilbasi E., Irfanoglu B., Akkas N.

Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial European Joint Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. Part 1 (of 8), London, Canada, 4 - 07 July 1994, vol.64, pp.91-95 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 64
  • City: London
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-95
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Biomechanical experiments were performed to determine any differences in the stiffness of the humera, femora and tibiae of rabbits by the three point bending tests. Results suggest that heparin treatment did not noticeably affect the bending stiffness of all the bones in comparison with the control when the bones were considered all together. However, tamoxifen treatment, applied together with heparin and calcitonin, not only cancels possible osteoporotic effects but also increases the bending stiffness to levels above that of the control.