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 AND ANKLE JOINT
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
HIP AND PELVIS
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
LOWER LIMB FOR REHABILITATION
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 AND HAND
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
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.