Growth of bone tissue in-vivo and in-vitro: geometry, structure and material properties
Research report (imported) 2012 - Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
A knowledge of the structure and properties of bone is fundamental for the understanding and treatment of bone fractures and bone diseases such as osteoporosis. Methodologies from materials science have been shown to be useful in evaluating current therapies as well as in the development of new treatments for bone disease. Bone is a complex hierarchically structured material with remarkable mechanical properties, consisting principally of mineralized collagen fibrils. A better understanding of growth, structure and mechanics will help answer clinical needs in the future.