Trabecular microarchitecture of hominoid thoracic vertebrae.

  title={Trabecular microarchitecture of hominoid thoracic vertebrae.},
  author={Meghan M. Cotter and Scott W Simpson and Bruce M. Latimer and Christopher J Hernandez},
  journal={Anatomical record},
  volume={292 8},
Spontaneous vertebral fractures are a common occurrence in modern humans, yet these fractures are not documented in other hominoids. Differences in vertebral bone strength between humans and apes associated with trabecular bone microarchitecture may contribute to differences in fracture incidence. We used microcomputed tomography to examine trabecular bone microarchitecture in the T8 vertebra of extant young adult hominoids. Scaled volumes of interest from the anterior vertebral body were… CONTINUE READING
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