A computational model for cortical endosteal surface remodeling induced by mechanical disuse.

@article{Gong2010ACM,
  title={A computational model for cortical endosteal surface remodeling induced by mechanical disuse.},
  author={He Gong and Ming Zhang},
  journal={Molecular & cellular biomechanics : MCB},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={1-11}
}
In mechanical disuse conditions associated with immobilization and microgravity in spaceflight, cortical endosteal surface moved outward with periosteal surface moving slightly or unchanged, resulting in reduction of cortical thickness. Reduced thickness of the shaft cortex of long bone can be considered as an independent predictor of fractures. Accordingly… CONTINUE READING