Methods for assessing bone quality: a review.

@article{Donnelly2011MethodsFA,
  title={Methods for assessing bone quality: a review.},
  author={Eve Donnelly},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 8},
  pages={2128-38}
}
BACKGROUND Bone mass, geometry, and tissue material properties contribute to bone structural integrity. Thus, bone strength arises from both bone quantity and quality. Bone quality encompasses the geometric and material factors that contribute to fracture resistance. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES This review presents an overview of the methods for assessing bone quality across multiple length scales, their outcomes, and their relative advantages and disadvantages. METHODS A PubMed search was conducted… CONTINUE READING

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