Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 9 (2003)


May 11 – 15, 2003, Svratka, Czech Republic
Editors: Jiří Náprstek and Cyril Fischer

Copyright © 2003 Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague

ISBN 80-86246-18-3 (printed, Extended Abstracts)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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The effect of calcitonin on the bone mechanical resistance
Rosenkrancová J., Růžička P., Sedláček R., Žák J.
pages 298 - +4p., full text

This work is founded on the co-operation of Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Biomechanics of Man and the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague. The aim of this part of study is the determination, if the administration of Calcitonin affects the bone mechanical strength in rats. Direct biomechanical testing of bone undoubtedly provides more information about mechanical integrity then exist several methods, e.g. Ultrasound Transmission Velocity (UTV) and Bone Mineral Density (BMD). These methods are widely used as possible predictors of the bending strength of osteoporotic long bones from ovariectomized rats that may simulate a model for the human postmenopausal osteoporosis.

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