Skeletal Function and Form: Mechanobiology of Skeletal Development, Aging, and Regeneration

Skeletal Function and Form: Mechanobiology of Skeletal Development, Aging, and Regeneration

by Dennis R. Carter, Gary S. Beaupre
     
 

ISBN-10: 052179000X

ISBN-13: 9780521790000

Pub. Date: 12/18/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The intimate relationship between form and function inherent in the design of animals is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the musculoskeletal system. This book, about how function determines form, addresses the role of mechanical factors in the development, adaptation, maintenance, aging, and repair of skeletal tissues. The authors refer to this process as…  See more details below

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The intimate relationship between form and function inherent in the design of animals is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the musculoskeletal system. This book, about how function determines form, addresses the role of mechanical factors in the development, adaptation, maintenance, aging, and repair of skeletal tissues. The authors refer to this process as mechanobiology and develop their theme within an evolutionary framework. They show how degenerative disorders such as arthritis and osteoporosis are regulated by the same mechanical processes that influence normal development and growth. Skeletal Function and Form bridges important gaps among disciplines, providing a common ground for a multidisciplinary understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521790000
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/18/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Form and Function1
Ch. 2Skeletal Tissue Histomorphology and Mechanics31
Ch. 3Cartilage Differentiation and Growth53
Ch. 4Perichondral and Periosteal Ossification73
Ch. 5Endochondral Growth and Ossification106
Ch. 6Cancellous Bone138
Ch. 7Skeletal Tissue Regeneration161
Ch. 8Articular Cartilage Development and Destruction201
Ch. 9Mechanobiology in Skeletal Evolution235
Ch. 10The Physical Nature of Living Things265
App. A: Material Characteristics267
App. B: Structural Characteristics283
App. C: Failure Characteristics292
Index309

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