Vibration measurements predict the mechanical properties of human tibia

Bediz, Bekir
Özgüven, Hasan Nevzat
Korkusuz, Feza
Background: Vibration analysis is a promising technique in diagnosing metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis and monitoring fracture healing. The aim of this study is to observe the structural dynamic property changes of the tibia extracted from the vibration analysis data.


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B. Bediz, H. N. Özgüven, and F. Korkusuz, “Vibration measurements predict the mechanical properties of human tibia,” CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS, pp. 365–371, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: