The knowledge of the mechanical characteristics of bone structures is a prerequisite for theoretical, numerical, and experimental analyses describing the functioning of bone, which is a living organ. The description of the mechanical properties of bone tissue, such as conventional Young’s modulus or strength, will enable the assessment of the degree of tissue degeneration through a comparison of the material properties of the examined bones to the properties determined for physiologically normal bones. However, the mechanical parameters published by different research centres often differ from each other by up to several hundred percent. These discrepancies arise primarily from the differences in the research methodology applied, and thus from many additional factors having a direct impact on the values of the mechanical parameters obtained in experimental tests. Therefore, in order to standardize and improve the interpretation of the results of measurements, we should develop universal criteria for the measuring conditions and quantify the impact of the factors being related to sample and measurements on the values obtained. In this paper, the authors present the dependence of some factors, i.e. the site and direction of sample excision as well as the rate and type of loading, on the values of the mechanical parameters. Those values were determined in experimental tests and the additional correlation coefficients proposed enabled an easier comparison of the results obtained with the values presented in the literature.