Forma, Vol. 12 (Nos. 3, 4), pp. 313-323, 1997
Original Paper

Quantitative Stereology and Mechanics of Cancellous Bone: Summary and Synthesis

R. B. Martin

Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, School of Medicine, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616, U.S.A.

(Received November 1, 1996; Accepted November 11, 1996)

Keywords: Trabecular Bone, Architecture, Mechanical Properties, Wolff's Law

Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to summarize and attempt to synthesize the material contained in the preceding articles in this issue of Forma. In doing so, I have tried to show where connections exist between various parts of the three symposia, and offer alternative views of some of the key issues.