Contains papers presented at the Third International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (1997), which provide evidence that computer-based models, and in particular numerical methods, are becoming essential tools for the solution of many problems encountered in the field of biomedical engineering. The range of subject areas presented include the modeling of hip and knee joint replacements, assessment of fatigue damage in cemented hip prostheses, nonlinear analysis of hard and soft tissue, methods for the simulation of bone adaptation, bone reconstruction using implants, and computational techniques to model human impact. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering also details the application of numerical techniques applied to orthodontic treatment together with introducing new methods for modeling and assessing the behavior of dental implants, adhesives, and restorations.
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Table of Contents
1. Multibody Systems and Joint Models 2. Hip Replacements: Prosthesis, Cement, Bone Analysis 3. Bone Adaptation, Structural Models and Architecture 4. Reconstructive Surgery, Virtual Reality and Implant Analysis 5. Dental Materials, Behaviour and Biomechanics 6. Cranio-Facial Mechanics and Diagnostic Methods 7. Soft Tissue Structures, Contact and Biofluid Mechanics 8. Spine and Vertebra Mechanics