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Table 2 The means and standard deviation values of biomechanics analysis in the femurs

From: Ionizing radiation and bone quality: time-dependent effects

Parameters C30 IR30 C60 IR60
Flexural modulus (GPa) 53.7 ± 14.8 Aa 65.5 ± 15.6 Ba 86.6 ± 34.6 Aa 95.0 ± 25.8 Ba
Flexural strength (MPa) 12.9 ± 0.3 Ab 9.8 ± 1.2 Ab 12.5 ± 1.0 Aa 11.0 ± 1.2 Aa
Elastic modulus (GPa) 14.3 ± 2.8 Aa 8.2 ± 2.7 Ba 15.8 ± 3.1 Aa 10.9 ± 4.0 Bb
Vickers hardness (MPa) 84. ± 35.1 Ab 58.3 ± 72.3 Ba 147.6 ± 84.5 Aa 52.0 ± 23.5 Ba
  1. In the rows, different capital letters indicated significant differences for radiation factor and different lower case letters indicated significant difference for experimental time interval. (p < 0.05)