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1st Edition

Computational Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System

Edited By

Ming Zhang


Yubo Fan

ISBN 9781466588035
Published September 11, 2014 by CRC Press
404 Pages 237 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Computational biomechanics is an emerging research field that seeks to understand the complex biomechanical behaviors of normal and pathological human joints to come up with new methods of orthopedic treatment and rehabilitation.

Computational Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System collects the latest research and cutting-edge techniques used in computational biomechanics, focusing on orthopedic and rehabilitation engineering applications. The book covers state-of-the-art techniques and the latest research related to computational biomechanics, in particular finite element analysis and its potential applications in orthopedics and rehabilitation engineering. It offers a glimpse into the exciting potentials for computational modeling in medical research and biomechanical simulation.

The book is organized according to anatomical location—foot and ankle, knee, hip, spine, and head and teeth. Each chapter details the scientific questions/medical problems addressed by modeling, basic anatomy of the body part, computational model development and techniques used, related experimental studies for model setup and validation, and clinical applications. Plenty of useful biomechanical information is provided for a variety of applications, especially for the optimal design of body support devices and prosthetic implants.

This book is an excellent resource for engineering students and young researchers in bioengineering. Clinicians involved in orthopedics and rehabilitation engineering may find this work to be both informative and highly relevant to their clinical practice.

Table of Contents


Foot Model for Investigating Foot Biomechanics and Footwear Design; Ming Zhang, Jia Yu, Yan Cong, Yan Wang, and Jason Tak-Man Cheung

Female Foot Model for High-Heeled Shoe Design; Jia Yu and Ming Zhang

Foot and Ankle Model for Surgical Treatment; Yan Wang and Ming Zhang

First Ray Model Comparing Normal and Hallux Valgus Feet; Duo Wai-Chi Wong, Ming Zhang, and Aaron Kam-Lun Leung

Dynamic Foot Model for Impact Investigation; Jia Yu, Duo Wai-Chi Wong, and Ming Zhang


Knee Joint Model for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction; Jie Yao and Yubo Fan

Knee Joint Models for Kneeling Biomechanics; Yuxing Wang, Yubo Fan, and Ming Zhang

Knee Implant Model: A Sensitivity Study of Trabecular Stiffness on Periprosthetic Fracture; Duo Wai-Chi Wong and Ming Zhang


Femur Model for Predicting Strength and Fracture Risk; He Gong, Yubo Fan, and Ming Zhang

Hip Model for Osteonecrosis; Duo Wai-Chi Wong, Zhihui Pang, Jia Yu, Aaron Kam-Lun Leung, and Ming Zhang

Pelvis Model for Reconstruction with Autografted Long Bones Following Hindquarter Amputation; Wen-Xin Niu, Jiong Mei, Ting-Ting Tang, Yu-Bo Fan, Ming Zhang, and Ming Ni


Foot–Ankle–Knee Model for Foot Orthosis; Xuan Liu and Ming Zhang

Lower Residual Limb for Prosthetic Socket Design; Winson C.C. Lee and Ming Zhang

Residual Limb Model for Osteointegration; Winson C.C. Lee


Spine Model for Vibration Analysis; Lixin Guo, Ming Zhang, and Ee-Chon Teo

Cervical Spinal Fusion and Total Disc Replacement; Zhongjun Mo, LiZhen Wang, Ming Zhang, and Yubo Fan

Spine Model for Disc Replacement; Qi Li, Lizhen Wang, Zhongjun Mo, and Yubo Fan

Spine Model for Applications in Aviation Protection; Cheng-fei Du, Lizhen Wang, Ya-wei Wang, and Yubo Fan


Head Model for Protection; Lizhen Wang, Peng Xu, Xiaoyu Liu, Zhongjun Mo, Ming Zhang, and Yubo Fan

Tooth Model in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics; Chao Wang, Yi Zhang, Wei Yao, and Yubo Fan

Eye Model and Its Application; Xiaoyu Liu, Lizhen Wang, Deyu Li, and Yubo Fan

Temporomandibular Joint Model for Asymptomatic and Dysfunctional Joints; Zhan Liu, Yuan-li Zhang, Ying-li Qian, and Yubo Fan

Fingertip Model for Blood Flow and Temperature; Ying He, Hongwei Shao, Yuanliang Tang, Irina Mizeva, and Hengdi Zhang


Micro-Finite Element Model for Bone Strength Prediction; He Gong, Ming Zhang, and Ling Qin

Simulation of Osteoporotic Bone Remodeling; He Gong, Yubo Fan, and Ming Zhang


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Ming Zhang is a professor of biomedical engineering and the director of the Research Center for Musculoskeletal Bioengineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology and a PhD in medical engineering and physics from the University of London. Dr. Zhang is the secretary of the World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers, a member of World Council of Biomechanics, and a standing council member for the Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering and the Chinese Rehabilitation Devices Association. Dr. Zhang has published nearly 200 journal articles and book chapters. His current research interests include computational biomechanics, bone biomechanics, foot biomechanics, body support biomechanics, prosthetic and orthotic bioengineering, human motion, and body vibration analysis.

Yubo Fan is the dean of the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering at Beihang University and director of the Key Laboratory for Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of the Chinese Education Ministry. He is current president of the Chinese Biomedical Engineering Society, vice president of Chinese Strategic Alliance of Medical Device Innovation, a member of World Council of Biomechanics, and a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He was awarded his PhD from Sichuan University. Dr. Fan specializes in biomechanics, with particular interest in computational biomechanics, musculoskeletal and dental mechanics, cardiovascular fluid mechanics, biomaterials, and rehabilitation engineering. Dr. Fan has published more than 100 international journal articles.