Fracture resistance is a complex trait dictated by bone volume, shape, internal architecture, and material performance of the calcified tissue itself, all of which may be influenced by a large number of different genetic and environmental processes. Quantitative Trait Loci analyses provide a sobering picture of this system and illustrate the importance of considering genes in context.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation