Trabecular bone modulus-density relationships depend on anatomic site.

  title={Trabecular bone modulus-density relationships depend on anatomic site.},
  author={Elise Feng-I Morgan and Harun H. Bayraktar and Tony M. Keaveny},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  volume={36 7},
One outstanding issue regarding the relationship between elastic modulus and density for trabecular bone is whether the relationship depends on anatomic site. To address this, on-axis elastic moduli and apparent densities were measured for 142 specimens of human trabecular bone from the vertebra (n=61), proximal tibia (n=31), femoral greater trochanter (n=23), and femoral neck (n=27). Specimens were obtained from 61 cadavers (mean+/-SD age=67+/-15 years). Experimental protocols were used that… CONTINUE READING
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