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A mathematical model is developed to explain the fundamental conundrum as to how during cyclic mechanical loading there can be net solute (e.g., nutrient, tracer) transport in bone via the lacunar-canalicular porosity when there is no net fluid movement in the canaliculi over a loading cycle. Our hypothesis is that the fluid space in an osteocytic lacuna(More)
When bone is mechanically loaded, bone fluid flow induces shear stresses on bone cells that have been proposed to be involved in bone's mechanosensory system. To investigate bone fluid flow and strain-generated potentials, several theoretical models have been proposed to mimic oscillatory four-point bending experiments performed on thin bone specimens.(More)
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