Introduction: Aging and the Mechanical Properties of Tissues

  • Riaz AkhtarEmail author
  • Brian Derby
Part of the Engineering Materials and Processes book series (EMP)


Age-related changes in the mechanical properties of soft tissue has growing importance in medicine. With advances in clinical care, management of chronic conditions, and an increase in life expectancy, the quality of life of aging populations ais increasingly determined by the accompanying changes that occur to the mechanical properties of tissues such as blood vessels and lungs.


Intervertebral Disc Disc Tissue Internal Displacement Tissue Mechanical Property Intervertebral Disc Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Materials and Structures, School of EngineeringUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.School of MaterialsUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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