Bone quantity and quality to its mechanical integrity

Taro Mawatari, Hiromasa Miura, Tsutomu Kawano, Satoshi Hamai, Nobuaki Tsukamoto, Toshihide Shuto, Yasuharu Nakashima, Yukihide Iwamoto, Hidehiko Higaki, Kosaku Kurata, Shuji Sakai

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Bone strength is made up of quantity (mass, mineralization), geometry (anatomy, micro architecture, collagen structure), and turnover/damage accumulation. While most of the mechanical behavior can be explained by measures of porosity, several additional descriptors of the geometry have been proposed for better predictions of fracture risk. This review introduces various aspects of these relationships between bone quantity and quality to its mechanical integrity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-560
Number of pages6
JournalClinical calcium
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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