Biological underpinnings of Frost's mechanostat thresholds: the important role of osteocytes.

Abstract

Harold Frost first proposed the existence of several mechanical thresholds in bone, two of which determine whether bone is added to, or lost from, the skeleton. Recent evidence from bone biology helps elucidate the role of osteocytes in determining these mechanical thresholds. Specifically, when mechanical stimuli fall below the resorption threshold… (More)

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