Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

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by Paul Brinckmann, Wolfgang Frobin, Gunnar Leivseth
     
 

Orthopedic Biomechanics sheds light on an important and interesting discipline at the interface between medical and natural sciences. Understanding the effects of mechanical influences on the human body is the first step toward developing innovative treatment and rehabilitation concepts for orthopedic disorders. This book provides valuable information on the

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Overview

Orthopedic Biomechanics sheds light on an important and interesting discipline at the interface between medical and natural sciences. Understanding the effects of mechanical influences on the human body is the first step toward developing innovative treatment and rehabilitation concepts for orthopedic disorders. This book provides valuable information on the forces acting on muscles, tendons, and bones.

Beginning with the step-by-step fundamentals of physics and mechanics, it goes on to cover the function and loading of joints, movement in two- and three-dimensions, and the properties of biological tissues. This book explains the practical importance of biomechanics, including special chapters addressing the mechanical causes of disk prolapse, load on the spine in sitting and standing positions, and the correlation between mechanical loading and bone density.

Key Features:

  • Limited use of complex vector equations while providing in-depth treatment analysis
  • Exquisitely illustrated, detailed descriptions of the mechanical aspects of every major joint in the body: hip, shoulder, knee, and lumbar spine
  • Extensive references for further information
  • Valuable appendixes describing the interaction between mechanical and biological functions as well as mathematical tools necessary to understand technically demanding concepts

This book also analyzes techniques for changing the effects on bones and joints through therapy, training, external aids, modified behavior, and ergonomic improvements. An essential resource for orthopedists and physical therapists alike, it will help you understand past and current scientific work in the field and how to apply state-of-the-art solutions to the problems you'll encounter on a daily basis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588900807
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
04/26/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, an Important and Interesting Discipline at the Interface between Medical and Natural Sciences1
2Basic Concepts from Physics and Mechanics4
3Vector Algebra17
4Translation and Rotation in a Plane28
5Mechanical Equilibrium35
6Material Properties of Solid Materials40
7Deformation and Strength of Structures48
8Estimation of the Load Transmitted by Joints of the Human Locomotor System by Means of a Biomechanical Model Calculation57
9Mechanical Aspects of the Hip Joint69
10Mechanical Aspects of the Knee85
11Mechanical Aspects of the Lumbar Spine105
12Mechanical Aspects of the Shoulder129
13Structure and Function of Skeletal Muscle136
14Mechanical Properties of Bones155
15Mechanical Aspects of Skin169
Appendix177
A1Loading of the Lumbar Spine when Sitting or Standing178
A2What do we Know about Primary Mechanical Causes of Lumbar Disk Prolapse?185
A3Influence of Physical Activity on Architecture and Density of Bones. An Overview of Observations in Humans190
B1Mathematical Description of Translation and Rotation in a Plane199
B2Mathematical Description of Translation and Rotation in Three-Dimensional Space205
B3Dealing with Errors227
Designations and Units237
Index239

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