Significant correlation of bone material strength index as measured by the OsteoProbe with Vickers and Rockwell hardness
The bone material strength index (BMSi), as measured by the OsteoProbe, is significantly correlated with Vickers hardness and Rockwell (RW) hardness measurements on conventional materials. The Vickers and RW measurements were carried out according to American Society for Testing and Materials standard test methods, and OsteoProbe measurements followed published standardized testing methods. The correlations between the BMSi and RW hardness, r = 0.93, and between the BMSi and Vickers hardness, r = 0.94, are comparable with the correlation between RW and Vickers hardness, r = 0.87. The correlation between the BMSi and RW is significant at p < 0.01, and the correlation between the BMSi and Vickers hardness is significant at p < 0.01. These results show that the indentation measurement performed by the OsteoProbe may be considered as a type of hardness measurement comparable to widely used conventional methods, with specific applications targeted by its portable and narrow design.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
The Review of scientific instruments
Ly, F. S., Proctor, A., Hoffseth, K., Yang, H. T., & Hansma, P. K. (2020). Significant correlation of bone material strength index as measured by the OsteoProbe with Vickers and Rockwell hardness. The Review of scientific instruments, 91 (8), 084102. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0006133