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Changes in Turkey Femora Mechanical Properties Resulting From Selective Breeding for Body Weight

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Ziwei Zhong, Serife Agcaoglu, Matthew Muckley, Hansi Zhao, Ozan Akkus

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Darrin Karcher, Michael Orth

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Michael Lilburn

The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH

Paper No. SBC2011-53115, pp. 897-898; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2011-53115
From:
  • ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA, June 22–25, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5458-7
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME

abstract

Bone plays an integral role in movement and organ protection. To accomplish these tasks successfully, bone must not only be able to withstand daily fatigue loading, but also have a safety margin for unexpected high loads. The two major inputs that determine bone structure are genetics and environmental stresses [1]. Excessive stresses on bone are dissipated through the formation of microcracks [1]. When the remodeling dynamics are altered, problems such as trabecular and cortical thinning, and inadequate microcrack repair may occur, ultimately leading to bone failure [1].

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