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


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.

Bone Reports Volume 5, December 2016, Pages 181-185 open access