Bone strength is made up of quantity (mass, mineralization), geometry (anatomy, micro architecture, collagen structure), and turnover/damage accumulation. While most of the mechanical behavior can be explained by measures of porosity, several additional descriptors of the geometry have been proposed for better predictions of fracture risk. This review introduces various aspects of these relationships between bone quantity and quality to its mechanical integrity.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2004|
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