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The bone and biomechanics area focuses on the fundamental understanding of the relationship between biological, mechanical and damage evolution behavior of biological and biomaterials in order to quantify the risk of failure and injury. Considerable emphasis is focused on the hierarchical characterization of bone tissue material and mechanical properties in order to understand the relationship between mechanics and biology and to quantify the risk of bone fracture. Statistical shape and density modeling approaches have been developed to assess variations in geometry and density on bone strength. Advanced probabilistic approaches are used to quantify the injury potential of musculoskeletal structures.