Skeletal Tissue Mechanics / Edition 1

Skeletal Tissue Mechanics / Edition 1

by R. Bruce Bach, David Burr, Neil A. Sharkey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387984747

ISBN-13: 9780387984742

Pub. Date: 10/09/1998

Publisher: Springer New York

Knowledge of the mechanical properties of the skeletal system is important in understanding how our body works and how to repair it when it is damaged. This textbook describes the biomechanics of bone, cartilage,
tendons and ligaments. It is rigorous in its approach to the mechanical properties of the skeleton yet it does not neglect the biological properties of…  See more details below

Overview

Knowledge of the mechanical properties of the skeletal system is important in understanding how our body works and how to repair it when it is damaged. This textbook describes the biomechanics of bone, cartilage,
tendons and ligaments. It is rigorous in its approach to the mechanical properties of the skeleton yet it does not neglect the biological properties of skeletal tissue or require mathematics beyond calculus. Time is taken to introduce basic mechanical and biological concepts, and the approaches used for some of the engineering analyses are purposefully limited. The book is an effective bridge between engineering, veterinary, biological and medical disciplines and will be welcomed by students and researchers in biomechanics, orthopedics, physical anthropology, zoology, and veterinary science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387984742
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/09/1998
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,261,972
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Forces in Joints1
Ch. 2Skeletal Biology29
Ch. 3Analysis of Bone Remodeling79
Ch. 4Mechanical Properties of Bone127
Ch. 5Fatigue and Fracture Resistance of Bone181
Ch. 6Mechanical Adaptability of the Skeleton225
Ch. 7Synovial Joint Mechanics275
Ch. 8Mechanical Properties of Ligament and Tendon309
Bibliography349
Index381

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