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Table 2 Age-related strength properties of the cortical bone from (Reilly and Burstein 1975)

From: Mechanical strength assessment of a drilled hole in the contralateral cortex at the end of the open wedge for high tibial osteotomy

Age (Years) Ultimate tensile strength σ ult [MPa] Yield strength Re [MPa] Elongation at break ε ult [%]
Tension Compression Shear
21   206    
22   211    
23 137   71 117 2.8
31 133 203   113 3.8
52   198    
56    65   
63 125    108 2.2
Mean values: 135 205 68 114 3.1
  1. The values presented in the table for the different ages are the mean values obtained from the results for the tests performed on many specimens