Lamellar bone: structure-function relations.

  title={Lamellar bone: structure-function relations.},
  author={Steve Weiner and Wesley A. Traub and H Daniel Wagner},
  journal={Journal of structural biology},
  volume={126 3},
The term "bone" refers to a family of materials that have complex hierarchically organized structures. These structures are primarily adapted to the variety of mechanical functions that bone fulfills. Here we review the structure-mechanical relations of one bone structural type, lamellar bone. This is the most abundant type in many mammals, including humans. A lamellar unit is composed of five sublayers. Each sublayer is an array of aligned mineralized collagen fibrils. The orientations of… CONTINUE READING
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