Fracture Healing and Micro Architecture

  • Peter Augat
  • James T. Ryaby
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 496)


A fracture is the result of an impact that exceeds the strength of the bone, and it initiates a sequence of systemic as well as specific tissue responses. The ultimate goal of the fracture repair process is the restoration of bone’s mechanical competence.8,25


Cancellous Bone Fracture Healing Endochondral Ossification Fracture Callus Bone Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Augat
    • 1
  • James T. Ryaby
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Orthopedic Research and BiomechanicsUniversity of UlmUlmGermany
  2. 2.Department of Research and DevelopmentOrthoLogicTempeUSA

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