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Table 4 Mechanical properties of femoral neck and shaft

From: Different skeletal effects of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR)α agonist fenofibrate and the PPARγ agonist pioglitazone

Group Control (n = 12) Fenofibrate (n = 11) Pioglitazone (n = 8)
Moment
(Nm × 10-2)
   
Femoral Neck 50.8 ± 5.17 53.9 ± 5.74 49.2 ± 3.65
Femoral Shaft 48.1 ± 3.33 47.9 ± 3.99 43.0 ± 4.18**/#
Stiffness
(Nm/° × 10-3)
   
Femoral Neck 0.78 ± 0.10 0.78 ± 0.12 0.73 ± 0.10
Femoral Shaft 1.05 ± 0.18 1.04 ± 0.09 1.04 ± 0.15
Deflection
(°)
   
Femoral Neck 23.1 ± 3.00 24.3 ± 2.67 24.0 ± 3.37
Femoral Shaft 16.6 ± 2.53 16.7 ± 1.37 14.4 ± 1.43*/##
Energy absorption
(J × 10-2)
   
Femoral Neck 1.19 ± 0.12 1.26 ± 0.14 1.15 ± 0.09
Femoral Shaft 1.12 ± 0.08 1.13 ± 0.09 1.01 ± 0.10*/#
  1. Data is presented as mean ± SD. **P < 0.01 significantly different compared to control, #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01 significantly different compared to fenofibrate group.