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- Discussion:
    - intensity of internal force
    - stress = load / area
    - stress cannot be meastured directly;
    - both stress and force may be classified as tension, compression, or shear
          - tension attempts to pull a substance or material apart
          - compression does the opposite;
    - load applied to bone or implant (eg axial tension) produces an internal state of stress within the material

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, September 9, 2011 12:20 pm