anatomy orthoresearch

The anatomy section is primarily concerned with understanding the effect of mechanical loading on skeletal tissue and structural morphology and physiology. Topics of research include the effects of changes in the areas and how they can affect compact bone:

  • Loading
  • Nutrition
  • Retroviral infection/treatment
  • Chronic alcoholism
  • Sunlight exposure 
  • Menopause

Many of these investigations are aimed at understanding the early biological mechanisms of osteoporosis.