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Determining mineral content variations in bone using backscattered electron imaging.
The mechanical properties of bones are greatly influenced by the ratio of organic constituents to mineral. Determination of bone mineral content on a macroscopic scale is straightforward, butExpand
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Mathematical analysis of trabecular 'trajectories' in apparent trajectorial structures: the unfortunate historical emphasis on the human proximal femur.
Wolff's "law" of the functional adaptation of bone is rooted in the trajectory hypothesis of cancellous bone architecture. Wolff often used the human proximal femur as an example of a trajectorialExpand
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Evidence of strain-mode-related cortical adaptation in the diaphysis of the horse radius.
The relative importance that certain strain features, including mode (e.g., tension vs. compression) and magnitude, have in affecting adaptive bone remodeling seen in normal skeletally mature bonesExpand
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Biomechanical implications of mineral content and microstructural variations in cortical bone of horse, elk, and sheep calcanei
Artiodactyl and perissodactyl calcanei have been recently introduced as models for examining bone for mechanically mediated adaptation. We have reported substantial regional variations in corticalExpand
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Relationships of loading history and structural and material characteristics of bone: Development of the mule deer calcaneus
If a bone's morphologic organization exhibits the accumulated effects of its strain history, then the relative contributions of a given strain stimulus to a bone's development may be inferred from aExpand
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Ontogenetic and regional morphologic variations in the turkey ulna diaphysis: implications for functional adaptation of cortical bone.
This study examines relationships between bone morphology and mechanically mediated strain/fluid-flow patterns in an avian species. Using mid-diaphyseal transverse sections of domestic turkey ulnaeExpand
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The meaning of graylevels in backscattered electron images of bone.
Backscattered electron (BSE) imaging is considered to be a useful technique for determining relative differences in bone tissue density. However, it is not clear how graylevel variations seen in BSEExpand
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Modeling and remodeling in a developing artiodactyl calcaneus: A model for evaluating Frost's Mechanostat hypothesis and its corollaries
The artiodactyl (mule deer) calcaneus was examined for structural and material features that represent regional differences in cortical bone modeling and remodeling activities. Cortical thickness,Expand
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Regional differences in cortical bone organization and microdamage prevalence in Rocky Mountain mule deer.
The limb bones of cursorial mammals may exhibit regional structural/material variations for local mechanical requirements. For example, it has been hypothesized that mineral content (%ash) andExpand
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The influence of collagen fiber orientation and other histocompositional characteristics on the mechanical properties of equine cortical bone
SUMMARY This study examined relative influences of predominant collagen fiber orientation (CFO), mineralization (% ash), and other microstructural characteristics on the mechanical properties ofExpand
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