Application of theories simulating the bone remodelling process (BRP) requires a knowledge of the correlation between the density of bone and its mechanical properties. The correlations that have been used so far are based on the pooled results of measurements using both human and bovine specimens . It has been shown, however, that pooling of such results from different species is inappropriate . In view of this, the first objective of Part II of this study, is to establish the density-property correlations based exclusively on the experimental results from human bone specimens and to investigate the influence of the nature of the correlations on the stability of the simulated BRP.
Volume Subject Area:Student Paper Competition — Doctoral Level
Topics:Bone, Density, Mechanical properties, Stability
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