Biomechanics of Bone

  • Steven Goldstein
  • Elizabeth Frankenburg
  • Janet Kuhn


The composition and structural integrity of the human skeleton have uniquely evolved, reflecting its need to balance four major functions: protection of vital organs, mechanical support and locomotion, mineral homeostasis, and hematopoiesis. During the past century numerous investigators have carefully attempted to document the mechanical and architectural properties of bone. These studies have provided insight into potential mechanisms of bone remodeling and also contributed to the assessment of fracture risk under normal, aging, or disease conditions.


Cortical Bone Trabecular Bone Cancellous Bone Haversian Canal Ultimate Displacement 
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  • Steven Goldstein
  • Elizabeth Frankenburg
  • Janet Kuhn

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