Skeletal Tissue Mechanics / Edition 1

Skeletal Tissue Mechanics / Edition 1

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

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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

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
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface, 1: Forces in Joints, 2: Skeletal Biology, 3: Analysis of Bone Remodeling, 4: Mechanical Properties of Bone, 5: Fatigue and Fracture Resistance of Bone, 6: Mechanical Adaptation of the Skeleton, 7: Synovial Joint Mechanics, 8: Mechanical Properties of Ligament and Tendon, References

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