Normal Trabecular BoneThis bone biopsy specimen is probably from a young African American male. The image is also a low power scanning electron microscope view and it is notable for the thickness of the bone plates that make up the trabecular walls. The bone is so thick and well connected that there are no trabecular struts, just big thick flat plates connected together at multiple places. It is very obvious from inspection that this bone is very hard and would be extremely difficult to break, especially when located within its anatomic home within the human body. Contrast the appearance of this bone core with that of the one with osteoporosis.