The human skeleton performs a dual function, providing mechanical support for the soft tissues while also serving as a mineral reservoir. The morphologic structure of the bone ensures a static load-bearing capacity that is appropriate for ordinary demands.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anisah el Helou
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  1. 1.HeidelbergGermany

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