On biological availability dependent bone remodeling

Papastavrou A, Schmidt I, Steinmann P (2020)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2020


DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2020.1736050


Modeling the evolution of bone density is relevant for understanding, simulation and possible prediction of bone response to external and internal influences. In this work we present a formulation for the bone density evolution process that takes into account not only the commonly considered mechanical stimulus, but, as novelty, also the influence of the availability of nutrients and hormones, with its implementation pursued within the finite element method. A simple uni-axial extension test is used to illustrate and compare our novel model against the classical approach. The results of the proposed modified model are promising for application to real-life problems.

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Papastavrou, A., Schmidt, I., & Steinmann, P. (2020). On biological availability dependent bone remodeling. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2020.1736050


Papastavrou, Areti, Ina Schmidt, and Paul Steinmann. "On biological availability dependent bone remodeling." Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (2020).

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