Finite element estimated stiffness (EF) was examined as a predictor of ultimate strength (S) in comparison with bone volume fraction, BV/TV, and experimentally determined stiffness (Ee), with different end constraints. Linear single and multivariate regressions were used for analysis. Results confirm that EF can be used as a consistent non-invasive predictor of apparent strength in human vertebral cancellous bone eliminating difficulties associated with mechanical testing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Annals of Biomedical Engineering|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering