Edited by Kwok-Sui Leung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Yi-Xian Qin (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA), Wing-Hoi Cheung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), & Ling Qin (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong).
This manual provides technical protocols for musculoskeletal research on a
translational basis, i.e. a disease-orientated approach. It offers guidance
on various laboratory techniques, including cell culture and molecular biology,
histology and histomorphometry, microscopy and bioimaging, laboratory animal
models, CT- and MRI-based densitometry and microarchitectural analysis, biomechanics
and functional analysis of orthopedic kinesiology, etc. The content is simple
and straightforward, with illustrations and step-by-step procedures as an easy
experimental reference for personnel in basic and clinical musculoskeletal research
and education. This book will provide a unique multidisciplinary platform for
various professions — not only orthopedics, but also biomedical engineering
and biomaterial sciences — involving both basic and clinical medicine.
- Cell Culture and Molecular Biology
- Histology and Histomorphometry
- Microscopy and Bioimaging
- Laboratory Animal Models
- X-Ray- and MRI-based Densitometry
- Biomechanics and Motion Analysis
Readership: Laboratory users (e.g. scientists, technicians), postgraduate students, and academic professors in orthopedic musculoskeletal research and related fields (e.g. bioengineering, rehabilitation).