Technical note: Recommendations for a standard procedure to assess cortical bone at the tissue-level in vivo using impact microindentation

A. Diez-Perez, M. L. Bouxsein, E. F. Eriksen, Sundeep Khosla, J. S. Nyman, S. Papapoulos, S. Y. Tang

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Impact microindentation is a novel method for measuring the resistance of cortical bone to indentation in patients. Clinical use of a handheld impact microindentation technique is expanding, highlighting the need to standardize the measurement technique. Here, we describe a detailed standard operation procedure to improve the consistency and comparability of the measurements across centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalBone Reports
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016



  • Bone microindentation
  • Bone tissue characteristics
  • Impact microindentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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