Site-specific quantification of bone quality using highly nonlinear solitary waves.

  title={Site-specific quantification of bone quality using highly nonlinear solitary waves.},
  author={Jinkyu Yang and Sophia N. Sangiorgio and Sean L. Borkowski and Claudio Silvestro and Luigi De Nardo and Chiara Daraio and Edward Ebramzadeh},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  volume={134 10},
Osteoporosis is a well recognized problem affecting millions of individuals worldwide. The ability to diagnose problems in an effective, efficient, and affordable manner and identify individuals at risk is essential. Site-specific assessment of bone mechanical properties is necessary, not only in the process of fracture risk assessment, but may also be desirable for other applications, such as making intraoperative decisions during spine and joint replacement surgeries. The present study… 

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