Bone Remodeling

  • Lis Mosekilde
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 270)


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.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lis Mosekilde
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  1. 1.Department of Connective Tissue Biology, Institute of AnatomyUniversity of AarhusDenmark

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