Partially demineralized (DM) bone is of interest due to its promising
osteointegrative properties for advanced bone grafts. Structural features of
partially DM (35 vol.%, 45 vol.% and 55 vol.% reduction), and untreated
cortical bone samples were studied by scanning electron microscopy.
Mechanical properties were investigated by compression testing in three
anatomical directions at different stages of DM. The radial direction
appears to be the stiffest and strongest bone direction for the all DM