Locomotion-related femoral trabecular architectures in Primates

  title={Locomotion-related femoral trabecular architectures in Primates},
  author={Heike Scherf},
This work focuses on the influence of locomotor loads on the trabecular architecture of primate proximal femora. A sample of extant primates was used as a comparative base to analyze the trabecular architecture of two Miocene hominoidean species with regard to their habitual hind limb loading. Thereupon, conclusions on the preferred locomotor strategy of the fossil species were drawn. This study is preconditioned by the fact that bones possess the ability of functional, load directed adaptation… CONTINUE READING