Micro-finite-element method to assess elastic properties of trabecular bone at micro- and macroscopic level
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017
Author(s): R. Rieger, J.C. Auregan, T. Hoc
Objective of the studyThe objective of the present study is to assess the mechanical behavior of trabecular bone based on microCT imaging and micro-finite-element analysis. In this way two methods are detailed: (i) direct determination of macroscopic elastic property of trabecular bone; (ii) inverse approach to assess mechanical properties of trabecular bone tissue.PatientsThirty-five females and seven males (forty-two subjects) mean aged (±SD) 80±11.7 years from hospitals of...