Variability of tissue mineral density can determine physiological creep of human vertebral cancellous bone.

Abstract

Creep is a time-dependent viscoelastic deformation observed under a constant prolonged load. It has been indicated that progressive vertebral deformation due to creep may increase the risk of vertebral fracture in the long-term. The objective of this study was to examine the relationships of creep with trabecular architecture and tissue mineral density (TMD… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.03.025

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