1 Biomechanics of Bone and Cartilage 2 Biomechanics of skeletal muscle and tendon 3 Biomechanics of Ligaments 4 Hand and Wrist Biomechanics 5 Biomechanics of the elbow 6 Biomechanics of the Shoulder 7 Biomechanics of Spine 8 Biomechanics of Hip 9 Biomechanics of Knee 10 Biomechanics of Foot and Ankle 11 Biomechanics of Human Motion 12 Biomechanics Of The Fracture Fixation 13 Biomechanical principles in designing custom-made hip prosthesis 14 Biomechanics of Orthopedic Rehabilitation 15 Biomechanics Of Osteo-Synthetics
This book provides state-of-the-art and up-to-date discussions on the pathology-related considerations and implications in the field of orthopaedic biomechanics. It presents fundamental engineering and mechanical theories concerning the biomechanics of orthopaedic and anatomical structures, and explores the biological and mechanical features that influence or modify the biomechanics of these structures. It also addresses clinically relevant biomechanical issues with a focus on diagnosis, injury, prevention and treatment.
The first 12 chapters of the book provide a detailed review of the principles of orthopaedic biomechanics in the musculoskeletal system, including cartilage, bone, muscles and tendon, ligament, and multiple joints. Each chapter also covers important biomechanical concepts relevant to surgical and clinical practice. The remaining chapters examines clinically relevant trauma and injury challenges in the field, including diagnostic techniques such as movement analysis and rehabilitation intervention. Lastly it describes advanced considerations and approaches for fracture fixation, implant design, and biomaterials.
Editor Cheng-Kung Cheng is a professor at the department of Biomedical Engineering, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Editor Savio L-Y. Woo is a professor and director of Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.