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Increases in the Elastic Modulus of Trabeucular Bone Tissue Leads to More Rapid Perforation of Trabeculae in Osteoporotic Bone

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Brianne M. Mulvihill, Patrick J. Prendergast

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Laoise M. McNamara

National College of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Paper No. SBC2007-176151, pp. 347-348; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2007-176151
From:
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

Osteoporosis is a bone disease which manifests itself in the perforation and subsequent resorption of individual trabeculae [1]. Bone mass is consequently reduced leading to a mechanically weakened structure which is prone to fractures. These fractures have serious health and social implications for sufferers of osteoporosis.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME

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