Effects of fatigue induced damage on the longitudinal fracture resistance of cortical bone.


As a composite material, cortical bone accumulates fatigue microdamage through the repetitive loading of everyday activity (e.g. walking). The accumulation of fatigue microdamage is thought to contribute to the occurrence of fragility fractures in older people. Therefore it is beneficial to understand the relationship between microcrack accumulation and the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10856-014-5213-5


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