Flashcards in Hard Tissue (Bone) Deck (12):
Bone consists of what three things:
(in a matrix)
Purpose of skeletal system?
Protect (internal organs)
Rigid kinematic links
Facilitate body movement and muscle action
Doe bones remain active throughout life?
One of the most dynamic and metabolically active tissues in the body.
Is bone vascular?
Does if have the capacity for self-repair?
Which is tougher, cortical or trabecular bone?
Exhibits distinct mechanical properties when loaded along various axes because its structure differs in the transverse and longitudinal directions:
Cortical bone can tolerate _____ loads better than _____ loads
How can bone fractures be produced?
By a single load that exceeds the ultimate strength of the bone or
By repeated applications of lower-magnitude load (fatigue/stress fracture)
Cortical bone can with strand greater stress ______>______>_____