volume 29, issue 8, P1053-1060 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(96)00006-1
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Ralph Müller, Peter Rüegsegger

Abstract: The mechanical properties of cancellous bone have been shown to depend on bone density and on the anisotropy of the trabecular bone structure. By means of high-resolution quantitative computed tomography (QCT), providing a nominal resolution of 0.17 mm, it became possible to assess both apparent density and trabecular microstructure of intact bones. In order to study the influence of age- and disease-related bone loss on the mechanical properties of cancellous bone, a more phenomenological approach was used to…

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