Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Mechano-Biology / Edition 3

Hardcover (Print)
Rent from
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 07/22/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 34%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $80.05
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 54%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $80.05   
  • New (4) from $111.44   
  • Used (4) from $80.05   


Completely revised and updated, the Third Edition of this classic text reflects the latest advances in research on orthopaedic biomechanics and the successful applications of biomechanical principles in fracture fixation, prosthetic implant design, and hip and knee arthroplasty. For this Third Edition, Dr. Mow is joined by new co-editor Rik Huiskes, PhD, an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomechanics and an internationally renowned authority in the field. New chapters cover biomaterials, biomechanical principles of cartilage and bone tissue engineering, and biomechanics of fracture fixation and fracture healing.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Distills the progress made in the last 25 years in orthopedic biomechanics for the benefit of orthopedic residents and engineering students pursuing biomechanics research. Discusses aspects of muscle and joint loads, musculoskeletal dynamics, articular cartilage and meniscus, tendons and ligaments, diarthrodial joints and articular layers, fracture fixation, the human spine, artificial joints, and total knee replacement design. Chapters begin with a table of contents, and have numerous charts, graphs, diagrams and line drawings throughout; some end with problems to emphasize important topics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
A textbook for senior level engineering students embarking on biomechanics research and for orthopedic residents with a basic engineering background. Among the topics are the analysis of muscle and joint loads, musculoskeletal dynamics, the structure and function of tendons and ligaments, fracture fixation, the spine, and artificial-joint fixation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781739337
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/6/2004
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. A Brief History of Science and Orthopaedic Biomechanics 1
    Van C. Mow and Rik Huiskes
  2. Analysis of Muscle and Joint Loads 29
    Patrick J. Prendergast, Frans C. T. van der Helm, and Georg N. Duda
  3. Musculoskeletal Dynamics, Locomotion, and Clinical Applications 91
    Thomas P. Andriacchi, Todd S. Johnson, Debra E. Hurwitz, and Raghu N. Natarajan
  4. Biomechanics of Bone 123
    Rik Huiskes and Bert van Rietbergen
  5. Structure and Function of Articular Cartilage and Meniscus 181
    Van C. Mow, Wei Yong Gu, and Faye Hui Chen
  6. Physical Regulation of Cartilage Metabolism 259
    Farshid Guilak and Clark T. Hung
  7. Structure and Function of Ligaments and Tendons 301
    Savio L-Y. Woo, Thay Q. Lee, Steven D. Abramowitch, and Thomas W. Gilbert
  8. Biomechanical Principles of Cartilage and Bone Tissue Engineering 343
    Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic and Steven A. Goldstein
  9. Quantitative Anatomy and Imaging of Diarthrodial Joint Articular Layers 409
    Gerard A. Ateshian and Felix Eckstein
  10. Friction, Lubrication, and Wear of Articular Cartilage and Diarthrodial Joints 447
    Gerard A. Ateshian and Van C. Mow
  11. Biomaterials 495
    Ahmed El-Ghannam and Paul Ducheyne
  12. Biomechanics of the Spine 529
    Ian A. F. Stokes and James C. Iatridis
  13. Biomechanics of Fracture Fixation and Fracture Healing 563
    Lutz E. Claes and Keita Ito
  14. Biomechanics and Preclinical Testing of Artificial Joints: The Hip 585
    Rik Huiskes and Jan Stolk
  15. Biomechanics of Total Knee Replacement Designs 657
    Peter S. Walker

    Index 703

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)