Creep and fatigue behavior of cancellous bone are thought to be important in senile fractures [1, 2], bone remodeling , and implant subsidence . Mechanical tests of cancellous bone samples have explored permanent deformation over time in both creep and fatigue loading. For example, Bowman, et al.  investigated creep behavior of bovine trabecular bone showing strong relationships between the applied stress and both time-to-failure and steady-state creep rate.
Volume Subject Area:Material and Structural Characterization of Bone
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