Bone fragility: current reviews ar1d clinical features

Tranquilli Leali, Paolo and Doria, Carlo and Zachos, Alexandros and Ruggiu, Adriano and Milia, Fabio and Barca, Francesca (2009) Bone fragility: current reviews ar1d clinical features. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 6 (2). pp. 109-113. ISSN 1971-3266

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Bone strength is determined by a number of important factors, including bone mass and bone shape. A reduction in bone strength is clearly related to fracture. Bone fragility results from a reduction in bone mass and density. If there is a reduction in the connectivity of bone and impact from a mechanical load occurs, bone will fracture. Rather than considering bone fragility as being the result of a reduced amount of bone, we recognize that bone fragility is the result of changes in the material and structural properties of bone. A b tter understanding of the contribution of each component of the material composition and structure, and how these interact to maintain whole bone strength is obtained by the study of metabolic bone diseases. Disorders of collagen, of mineral content composition and distribution, disorders of remodelling and other diseases produce abnormalities in the material composition and structure that lead to bone fragility

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bone, fragility, fracture
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 611 Anatomia; Citologia; Istologia umana > 611.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 11:31
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 11:31

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