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Engineering - Biomedical Engineering | Skeletal Aging and Osteoporosis - Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Skeletal Aging and Osteoporosis

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Silva, Matthew J. (Ed.)

2013, VIII, 260 p.

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  • Presents multidisciplinary research reviews on bone mechanics and the skeletal fragility related to aging
  • For both clinical and research professionals

The focus of this book is on mechanical aspects of skeletal fragility related to aging and osteoporosis. Topics include: Age-related changes in trabecular structure and strength; age-related changes in cortical material properties; age-related changes in whole-bone structure; predicting bone strength and fracture risk using image-based methods and finite element analysis; animal models of osteoporosis and aging; age-related changes in skeletal mechano responsiveness; exercise and physical interventions for osteoporosis.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » bone biology - cortical properties - mechanoresponsiveness - skeletal fragility

Related subjects » Biomaterials - Biomedical Engineering - Human Physiology - Mechanics - Orthopedics

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