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.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(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