Uwe Mittag

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The present paper explores whether the shape of long bone shafts can be explained as a mere result of mechano-adapation. A computer simulation study was conducted in order to investigate adaptation processes of bone-like structures under load patterns comparable to those acting on the diaphysis of long bones. The aim of the study was to have a deeper look(More)
Bone losses are common as a consequence of unloading and also in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although hypoxia has been implicated as an important factor to drive bone loss, its interaction with unloading remains unresolved. The objective therefore was to assess whether human bone loss caused by unloading could be aggravated(More)
Content Introduction Bone deformation induced by muscle contractions are thought to play an important role for adaption of bones. Past simulation studies to determine bone forces during locomotion focused on an inverse dynamics approach, mostly without consideration of these deformations. However, latest studies have shown that both muscle forces and(More)
The authors propose a new 3D interpolation algorithm for the generation of digital geometric 3D-models of bones from existing image stacks obtained by peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The technique is based on the interpolation of radial gray value profiles of the pQCT cross sections. The method has(More)
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