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Table 2.

Biomechanical properties of mouse femurs from three-point bending

Mouse type Stiffness (N/mm) Yield bending moment (N mm) Maximum bending moment (N mm) Energy to max moment (N mm)
WT   119±8.3   50.4±8.82   68.5±14.4   3.46±0.77  
Axin2 KO   156±16.0*  55.8±10.6*  82.5±8.76*  2.90±0.59  
Mouse type Stiffness (N/mm) Yield bending moment (N mm) Maximum bending moment (N mm) Energy to max moment (N mm)
WT   119±8.3   50.4±8.82   68.5±14.4   3.46±0.77  
Axin2 KO   156±16.0*  55.8±10.6*  82.5±8.76*  2.90±0.59  

Data presented as mean ± s.d. *P<0.05, unpaired Student's t-test. WT, wild type littermates; KO knockout

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