Skeletal Aging and Osteoporosis [electronic resource] : Biomechanics and Mechanobiology / edited by Matthew J. Silva.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials: 5Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: VIII, 257 p. 56 illus., 14 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642180538Subject(s): Engineering | Human physiology | Orthopedics | Materials | Biomedical engineering | Biomaterials | Engineering | Biomedical Engineering | Biomaterials | Human Physiology | Conservative Orthopedics | Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of MaterialsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 610.28 LOC classification: R856-857Online resources: Click here to access online
Age-related changes in trabecular structure and strength -- Age-related changes in cortical material properties -- Age-related changes in whole-bone structure -- Predicting bone strength and fracture risk using image-based methods and finite element analysis -- Animal models of osteoporosis and aging -- Age-related changes in skeletal mechanoresponsiveness -- Exercise and physical interventions for osteoporosis.
The focus of this book is on mechanical aspects of skeletal fragility related to aging and osteoporosis. Topics include: Age-related changes in trabecular structure and strength; age-related changes in cortical material properties; age-related changes in whole-bone structure; predicting bone strength and fracture risk using image-based methods and finite element analysis; animal models of osteoporosis and aging; age-related changes in skeletal mechano responsiveness; exercise and physical interventions for osteoporosis.