Properties of the Host (The Human Body)
It will be much easier to follow the discussion in later chapters on the subjects of implants and other biomedical technologies if an appreciation of certain anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the human body has been obtained. In this chapter, we will describe and discuss the building blocks of the human body, and certain diseases such as arthritis which affect the structure and performance of the body. You should be better able to understand why implants are designed in certain ways so that they can be used to rehabilitate normal function.
KeywordsBone Mineral Density Cancellous Bone Bone Microarchitecture Puzzle Piece Periosteal Bone Formation
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