The contribution of the extracellular matrix to the fracture resistance of bone.

Abstract

The likelihood of suffering a bone fracture is not solely predicated on areal bone mineral density. As people age, there are numerous changes to the skeleton occurring at multiple length scales (from millimeters to submicron scales) that reduce the ability of bone to resist fracture. Herein is a review of the current knowledge about the role of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11914-012-0101-8

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