Interindividual variation in functionally adapted trait sets is established during postnatal growth and predictable based on bone robustness.

Adults acquire unique sets of morphological and tissue-quality bone traits that are predictable based on robustness and deterministic of strength and fragility. How and when individual trait sets arise during growth has not been established. Longitudinal structural changes of the metacarpal diaphysis were measured for boys and girls from 3 mo to 8 yr of age… CONTINUE READING