Immobilization osteoporosis: a review

Abstract

Bone mass is not only subject to systemic hormonal homeostatic mechanisms, but also to local mechanical influences. The importance of the mechanical balance of bone has been more recently stressed by the research on the effect of weightlessness on bone, and by the introduction of the concept of “mechanostat” in the pathogenesis of osteoporotic conditions… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02207242

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