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Trabecular bone patterning in the hominoid distal femur

Georgiou, Leoni, Kivell, Tracy L., Pahr, Dieter H., Skinner, Matthew M. (2018) Trabecular bone patterning in the hominoid distal femur. PeerJ, 6 . Article Number 5156. ISSN 2167-8359. (doi:10.7717/peerj.5156) (KAR id:67648)

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Abstract

In addition to external bone shape and cortical bone thickness and distribution, the distribution and orientation of internal trabecular bone across individuals and species has yielded important functional information on how bone adapts in response to load. In particular, trabecular bone analysis has played a key role in studies of human and nonhuman primate locomotion and has shown that species with different locomotor repertoires display distinct trabecular architecture in various regions of the skeleton. In this study, we analyse trabecular structure throughout the distal femur of extant hominoids and test for differences due to locomotor loading regime.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.7717/peerj.5156
Uncontrolled keywords: Trabecular bone, Functional morphology, Locomotion, Hominoid
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biological Anthropology
Depositing User: Matthew Skinner
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 07:44 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2020 15:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67648 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kivell, Tracy L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5087-0897
Skinner, Matthew M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8321-3543
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