Effect of osmotic pressure on the viscoelastic properties of cortical bone

Alvera Lamprecht
The increase in incident bone fractures, related to aging or disease, is a major problem of today’s society. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) the costs of osteoporosis, a chronic disease, greatly increasing the risk of a bone fracture, is 37 billion EUR per year in the EU only [58]. The number is projected to rise in coming years. The limited understanding and the complexity of the mechanical properties of bone makes the causes...
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