Table 5.

Mechanical properties and safety factors for femora and tibiae of P. concinna

Bending Torsion
BoneNYield stress (MPa)Safety factor meanNYield stress (MPa)Safety factor mean
Femur3305.9±66.313.9378.1±6.66.3
Tibia4143.4±22.16.5*
  • Yield stress values are means ± s.e.m.

  • * Tibial safety factor calculated from tibia yield stress and average peak locomotor stresses of the femur