David B. Burr

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Bone microstructure can be divided into three broad categories based on the organization of their chemical, molecular, and cellular elements. Woven-fibered bone is so named because the collagen fibers are randomly oriented. Woven bone can be deposited de novo without any previous hard tissue or cartilage model. Unlike woven bone, primary bone must be deposited on a pre-existing substrate and cannot be deposited de novo. Here one distinguishes between primary lamellar bone, plexiform bone, and primary osteons. When bone is the product of resorption of previously existing bone tissue and the deposition of new bone tissue in its place, it is called secondary bone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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