Skeletal Function and Form: Mechanobiology of Skeletal Development, Aging, and Regeneration by Dennis R. Carter, Gary S. Beaupre, Carter Dennis R. | | 9780521790000 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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

Overview

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; 1. Form and function; 2. Skeletal tissue histomorphology and mechanics; 3. Cartilage differentiation and growth; 4. Perichondral and periosteal ossification; 5. Endochondral growth and ossification; 6. Cancellous bone; 7. Skeletal tissue regeneration; 8. Articular cartilage development and destruction; 9. Mechanobiology in skeletal evolution; 10. The physical nature of living things; Appendix A. Material characteristics; Appendix B. Structural characteristics; Appendix C. Failure characteristics; Index.

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