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Fibula: The forgotten bone – May it provide some insight on a wider scope for bone mechanostat control?

Rittweger, Jörn and Ireland, Alex and Lüscher, S. and Nocciolino, L.M. and Pilot, N. and Pisani, L. and Cointri, G.R. and Ferretti, J.L. and Capozza, R. F. (2018) Fibula: The forgotten bone – May it provide some insight on a wider scope for bone mechanostat control? Current Osteoporosis Reports, 16 (6), pp. 775-778. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s11914-018-0497-x ISSN 1544-1873

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Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11914-018-0497-x

Abstract

The human fibula responds to its mechanical environment differently from the tibia accordingly with foot usage. Fibula structure is unaffected by disuse, and is stronger concerning lateral bending in soccer players (who evert and rotate the foot) and weaker in long-distance runners (who jump while running) with respect to untrained controls, along the insertion region of peroneus muscles. These features, strikingly associated to the abilities of the fibulae of predator and prey quadrupeds to manage uneven surfaces and to store elastic energy to jump, respectively, suggest that bone mechanostat would control bone properties with high selective connotations beyond structural strength.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124600/
Document Type:Article
Title:Fibula: The forgotten bone – May it provide some insight on a wider scope for bone mechanostat control?
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Rittweger, JörnJoern.Rittweger (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2223-8963
Ireland, AlexManchester Metropolitan University, a.ireland (at) mmu.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Lüscher, S.Center of P-Ca Metabolism Studies (CEMFoC) National University of Rosario and Arg NRC (CONICET), Rosario, ArgentinaUNSPECIFIED
Nocciolino, L.M.CEMFoCUNSPECIFIED
Pilot, N.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pisani, L.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cointri, G.R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ferretti, J.L.Center of P-Ca Metabolism Studies (CEMFoC), jlferretti (at) arnet.com.arUNSPECIFIED
Capozza, R. F.CEMFoCUNSPECIFIED
Date:5 November 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Current Osteoporosis Reports
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:16
DOI :10.1007/s11914-018-0497-x
Page Range:pp. 775-778
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1544-1873
Status:Published
Keywords:pQCT; mechanoadaptation; exercise; disuse;
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Systemphysiologie
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Muscle and Bone Metabolism
Deposited By: Becker, Christine
Deposited On:14 Mar 2019 10:52
Last Modified:14 Mar 2019 10:52

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