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15th International & 14th European Congress of Endocrinology


Bone quality and bone strength

ea0029s45.2 | Bone quality and bone strength | ICEECE2012

Finite element analysis in osteology

Zysset P.

Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease characterized by low bone mass leading to fractures that are associated with high mortality, morbidity and growing health care costs. Diagnosis of osteoporosis relies on dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) to measure bone areal density, which is constantly reported as a poor surrogate of bone fracture risk.Bone tissue is a composite of collagen, mineral and water, which multi-scale organization is increasingly...