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Overview

Now in its Fourth Edition, Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System uses a direct and comprehensive approach to present students with a working knowledge of biomechanical principles of use in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. The text opens with a chapter that introduces the basic terminology and concepts of biomechanics; the remainder of the book then focuses on the biomechanics of tissues and structures, the biomechanics of joints, and applied biomechanics.

Unique in its direct and comprehensive approach, this Third Edition presents a working knowledge of biomechanical principles for use in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Three sections address the biomechanics of musculoskeletal tissues and structures, the biomechanics of all human joints, and applied biomechanics. The book features contributions from a variety of disciplines including orthopaedic surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine, biomechanical engineering and anesthesiology. This edition's new introductory chapter explains the importance of biomechanics study and includes the "International System of Units" appendix. A new section on "Applied Biomechanics" includes chapters on fracture fixation; arthroplasty; standing, sitting, and lying; and gait. Boxes with biomechanical computations promote comprehension of biomechanical principles. Practical examples and clinical case studies apply biomechanical knowledge to practice. Additional illustrations, including radiological images, enhance comprehension. A Brandon-Hill recommended title.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Todd D. Royer, PhD (University of Delaware)
Description: This book addresses three general topics in biomechanics: musculoskeletal tissue biomechanics; biomechanics of joints; and applied biomechanics. The latter is a new component of this third edition, highly anticipated since the release of the second edition in 1989.
Purpose: According to the editors, the purpose is to acquaint readers with the force-motion relationship in the musculoskeletal system. The editors accomplish this worthy goal by first building a foundation of principles of tissue biomechanics and then proceeding to integrate these tissue mechanics in a joint-by-joint analysis. The book explores joint structure and function under normal, injurious, and degraded conditions.
Audience: The book targets graduate and upper level undergraduate students of human biomechanics in addition to physicians, clinicians, and trainers. An engineering background is not required to understand its content.
Features: Chapters featuring the biomechanics of bone, cartilage, tendon, ligaments, nerves, and muscle include many photomicrographs to illustrate mechanical principles of each tissue. Figures reproduced from the cited literature clearly demonstrate typical and abnormal loading and their repercussions. A nice addition to this third edition are the flowcharts at the end of the chapters illustrating the interrelationship between tissue structure, function, and precursors to injury. Chapters covering the biomechanics of joints are updated from the second edition and include numerous figures, graphics, and basic mathematical calculations. Finally, the newly added chapters in applied biomechanics address fracture fixation, arthroplasty, and gait analysis to fully complement the preceding topic areas.
Assessment: If you liked the second edition of this book, you'll appreciate the revisions and additions to the third edition. The book's strength lies in its candid approach to analyzing tissue and joint biomechanics and is a welcome reference for kinesiology professionals.
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This textbook introduces biomechanical principles for use in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Three sections address the biomechanics of musculoskeletal tissues and structures, the biomechanics of joints, and applied biomechanics. The book features contributions from a variety of disciplines, including orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine, biomechanical engineering, and anesthesiology. Numerous b&w illustrations are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683302479
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 496

Table of Contents

Introduction to Biomechanics: Basic Terminology and Concepts....NEW CHAPTER!

Appendix 1: The System International d'Unites (SI)

BIOMECHANICS OF TISSUES AND STRUCTURES OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
Biomechanics of Bone
Biomechanics of Articular Cartilage
Biomechanics of Tendons and Ligaments
Biomechanics of Peripheral Nerves and Spinal Nerve Roots
Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscle

BIOMECHANICS OF JOINTS
Biomechanics of the Knee
Biomechanics of the Hip
Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle
Biomechanics of the Lumbar Spine
Biomechanics of the Cervical Spine
Biomechanics of the Shoulder
Biomechanics of the Elbow
Biomechanics of the Wrist and Hand

APPLIED BIOMECHANICS....NEW SECTION!
Introduction to the Biomechanics of Fracture Fixation
Biomechanics of Arthroplasty
Engineering Approaches to Standing, Sitting, and Lying
Biomechanics of Gait

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