Finite element estimated apparent stiffness is a consistent predictor of apparent strength in human cancellous bone tested with different boundary conditions

Yener N. Yeni, David P Fyhrie

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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 languageEnglish (US)
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biomedical Engineering

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