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Mechanistic fracture criteria for the failure of human cortical bone

  • Author(s): Nalla, Ravi K.
  • Kinney, John H.
  • Ritchie, Robert O.
  • et al.

A mechanistic understanding of fracture in human bone is critical to predicting fracture risk associated with age and disease. Despite extensive work, a mechanistic framework for describing how the underlying microstructure affects the failure mode in bone is lacking.

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