New Insights about the Relationship between Bone Strength and Muscle Strength

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H.Schießl, J. Willnecker Ph.D. Stratec Medizintechnik GmbH Durlacher Str. 35 D-751 72 Pforzheim, Germany According to the mechanostat theory, the mechanical loads on bones help to determine bone strength, and the largest loads come from muscle forces. Indeed, recent studies found that muscle strength and the bending strength of bone are highly correlated (r… (More)

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