Mechanical Characterization of Bone from the Tissue down to the Lamellar Level by Means of Nanoindentation

Abstract

Osteoporosis has become an important health and economic problem of our aging western society. This metabolic illness leads to a net bone loss and to a deterioration of trabecular architecture. Motivated by the fact that osteoporosis may also result in a degradation of intrinsic tissue quality this thesis focuses on the microand nanomechanical properties of… (More)

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