Skeletal Aging and Osteoporosis

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

  • Matthew J.¬†Silva

Part of the Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials book series (SMTEB, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Matthew J. Silva, Karl J. Jepsen
    Pages 1-30
  3. Ian H. Parkinson, Nicola L. Fazzalari
    Pages 31-51
  4. Lamya Karim, Deepak Vashishth
    Pages 87-104
  5. Dennis E. Anderson, Mary L. Bouxsein
    Pages 133-150
  6. David B. Burr, Matthew R. Allen
    Pages 151-176
  7. Damian C. Genetos, Christopher R. Jacobs
    Pages 177-190
  8. Akhilesh A. Kotiya, Matthew J. Silva
    Pages 191-216
  9. Katherine M. Melville, Natalie H. Kelly, Marjolein C. H. van der Meulen
    Pages 217-234
  10. Wendy M. Kohrt, Karen L. Villalon, Daniel W. Barry
    Pages 235-256
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 257-257

About this book


The focus of this book is on mechanical aspects of skeletal fragility related to aging and osteoporosis. Topics include: Age-related changes in trabecular structure and strength; age-related changes in cortical material properties; age-related changes in whole-bone structure; predicting bone strength and fracture risk using image-based methods and finite element analysis; animal models of osteoporosis and aging; age-related changes in skeletal mechano responsiveness; exercise and physical interventions for osteoporosis.


bone biology cortical properties mechanoresponsiveness skeletal fragility

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew J.¬†Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Orthopaedic SurgeryWashington University, St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-18052-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18053-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-2006
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-2014
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