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1st Edition

Orthopaedic Biomechanics

ISBN 9781439860939
Published December 18, 2012 by CRC Press
656 Pages 158 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Given the strong current attention of orthopaedic, biomechanical, and biomedical engineering research on translational capabilities for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of clinical disease states, the need for reviews of the state-of-art and current needs in orthopaedics is very timely. Orthopaedic Biomechanics provides an in-depth review of the current knowledge of orthopaedic biomechanics across all tissues in the musculoskeletal system, at all size scales, and with direct relevance to engineering and clinical applications.

Discussing the relationship between mechanical loading, function, and biological performance, it first reviews basic structure-function relationships for most major orthopedic tissue types followed by the most-relevant structures of the body. It then addresses multiscale modeling and biologic considerations. It concludes with a look at applications of biomechanics, focusing on recent advances in theory, technology and applied engineering approaches.

With contributions from leaders in the field, the book presents state-of-the-art findings, techniques, and perspectives. Much of orthopaedic, biomechanical, and biomedical engineering research is directed at the translational capabilities for the "real world". Addressing this from the perspective of diagnostics, prevention, and treatment in orthopaedic biomechanics, the book supplies novel perspectives for the interdisciplinary approaches required to translate orthopaedic biomechanics to today’s real world.

Table of Contents

Structure and Function of Orthopedic Tissues

Bone Biomechanics
Spencer W. Shore, Ginu U. Unnikrishnan, Amira I. Hussein, and Elise F. Morgan

Tendon and Ligament Biomechanics
Stavros Thomopoulos and Guy M. Genin

Intervertebral Disc Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology
Christopher L. Gilchrist, Li Cao, and Lori A. Setton

Multiscale Perspective on Structure, Mechanics, and Function of Skeletal Muscle
Silvia S. Blemker and Katherine R. Saul

Musculoskeletal Structures

Skull Biomechanics
Andre M. Loyd, Chris Van Ee, Matthew B. Panzer, Barry S. Myers, and Cameron R. Bass

Temporomandibular Joint: Structure, Function, and Current Perspectives
Regina F. MacBarb, Meghan K. Murphy, and Kyriacos A. Athanasiou

Spine Biomechanics
Chad Cole, Christopher Wolfla, Frank A. Pintar, and Narayan Yoganandan

Joint Mechanics of the Shoulder
Cathryn D. Peltz, Vasilios Moutzouros, and Michael J. Bey

Biomechanics of Wrist and Hand
Chunfeng Zhao, Kristin D. Zhao, Aaron Babb, and Kai-Nan An

Lower Limb Structure, Function, and Locomotion Biomechanics
William R. Ledoux and Michael E. Hahn

Biologic Considerations and Clinically-Related Orthopedic Biomechanics

Musculoskeletal Cell Mechanics
Shyni Varghese and Adam J. Engler

Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal System Growth and Development
David J. Nuckley

Gender and Aging: Considerations for Orthopedics
Brian D. Stemper, Jason J. Hallman, Frank A. Pintar, and Dennis J. Maiman

Computational Approaches to Studying Normal and Pathological Mechanobiology of Whole Joints and Their Tissues
Reza Shirazi, Scott J. Hazelwood, Robert L. Sah, and Stephen M. Klisch

Clinical Gait Analysis
Richard Baker

Injury Biomechanics
Richard Kent, Jeff Crandall, and Dipan Bose

Injury Mechanisms of Several Common Sports-Related Orthopedic Injuries
Philip J. Brown, Sandeep Mannava, Johannes F. Plate, and Joel D. Stitzel

Imaging Approaches to Quantify Tissue Structure and Function from the Microscale to the Macroscale
Kyle P. Quinn, Irene Georgakoudi, and Beth A. Winkelstein

Mechanical Stimulation for Functional Orthopedic Tissue Engineering
Siddarth D. Subramony, Margaret K. Boushell, Danielle R. Bogdanowicz, and Helen H. Lu

Advances in Biomaterials for Clinical Orthopedic Applications
Michele A. Marcolongo and David Jamison, IV

Prosthetics and Orthotics
Aaron K.L. Leung and Winson C.C. Lee


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Beth A. Winkelstein is with the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


"… This text is intended for both the novice and established researcher working the field of orthopaedic biomechanics. However, this book assumes that the reader has some basic knowledge about biomechanics, finite element modeling, and biomaterials used in orthopedic surgery. Composed of twenty-one chapters with approximately 3,000 references, "Orthopaedic Biomechanics" provides an exhaustive literature review of the most current published data in orthopaedic biomechanical engineering. This work focuses on the vast and complex nature of the field of orthopedic biomechanics that challenges both researchers and clinicians. The book is divided into three sections that begin with basic concepts, principles, and function of tissues. Each section builds upon the previous and culminates with the integration of biomechanical properties and their application in a clinical setting. "Orthopaedic Biomechanics" is an illustrated text including diagrams, anatomical dissections, experimental charts, finite element equations, and color photographs. Each chapter begins with an introductory overview and reviews the pertinent micro and macro-anatomy before discussing the chapter topic. A brief summary incorporating future research considerations emphasize the most important topics and leave the reader with a complete understanding of the chapter."
––Solomon P Samuel and Nathan C Tiedeken, BioMedical Engineering OnLine