All structural materials subjected to frequently repeated cyclical loading are liable to fatigue failure. Bone is no exception, but bone differs from other structural materials in being able to repair itself (Parfitt, 1988). In the adult skeleton of man this bone replacement mechanism — or repair mechanism — is called remodeling.
KeywordsTrabecular Bone Bone Remodel Remodel Process Peak Bone Mass Trabecular Structure
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- 8.Parfitt A.M. Bone remodeling: Relationship to the amount and structure of bone, and the pathogenesis and prevention of fractures. In: Osteoporosis: Etiology, Diagnosis and Management. Eds.: B.L. Riggs and L.J. Melton III, Raven Press, New York 1988.Google Scholar