Damage accumulation in vertebral trabecular bone depends on loading mode and direction.

@article{Wolfram2011DamageAI,
  title={Damage accumulation in vertebral trabecular bone depends on loading mode and direction.},
  author={Uwe Wolfram and Hans-Joachim Wilke and P. K. Zysset},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2011},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={1164-9}
}
Osteoporotic vertebral fractures constitute a major clinical problem in ageing societies. A third of all vertebral fractures is caused by falls, 15% by lifting heavy loads or traffic accidents and over 50% are not relatable to a traumatic event. In the latter case vertebrae show sinter processes which indicate the accumulation of damage and permanent deformation. Accumulated damage may not be visible on radiographs but increases the risk of fracture and could lead to vertebral collapse. Clear… CONTINUE READING