In this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os98s9kBlOI it is demonstrated that a moose leg bone can support until nearly 10 tonne before break. Is there any similar demonstration on human femurs? How much weight a human femur can support vertically before it is crushed?

  • $\begingroup$ that's not a whole bone just a section, there are similar test of other cortical bone. sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128038024000111 $\endgroup$ – John Sep 28 '19 at 19:56
  • $\begingroup$ It just uses a tiny cube (5mm x 5mm x 5mm) of cortical bone from a femur. Is there any tests that used whole human femurs? $\endgroup$ – Mohamed Obeidallah Sep 29 '19 at 6:33
  • $\begingroup$ I doubt it, there is not much scientific value to such an act and getting human bone for testing is not easy. $\endgroup$ – John Sep 29 '19 at 14:01
  • $\begingroup$ Do you think the midshaft section look stronger than it looks because of its structure (which is shorter with both ends flattened)? I think if it is a whole leg bone, it will break much faster. $\endgroup$ – Mohamed Obeidallah Sep 30 '19 at 16:02
  • $\begingroup$ That video isn't a scientific test, bone has aligned strength, putting a full femur with curves and rounded ends in a press with flat surfaces doesn't tell you anything useful. Bone is not subjected to force in that way in a living creature, that is why scientific test use small segments. $\endgroup$ – John Sep 30 '19 at 19:43

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