Biomechanics of Tendons and Ligaments Book

Biomechanics of Tendons and Ligaments

  • Author : Johanna Buschmann
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081004920

Biomechanics of Tendons and Ligaments Excerpt :

Biomechanics of Tendons and Ligaments: Tissue Reconstruction looks at the structure and function of tendons and ligaments. Biological and synthetic biomaterials for their reconstruction and regeneration are reviewed, and their biomechanical performance is discussed. Regeneration tendons and ligaments are soft connective tissues which are essential for the biomechanical function of the skeletal system. These tissues are often prone to injuries which can range from repetition and overuse, to tears and ruptures. Understanding the biomechanical properties of ligaments and tendons is essential for their repair and regeneration. Contains systematic coverage on how both healthy and injured tendons and ligaments work Includes coverage of repair and regeneration strategies for tendons and ligaments Presents an Interdisciplinary analysis on the topic

The Soft  Hard Tissue Junction Book

The Soft Hard Tissue Junction

  • Author : Neil D. Broom
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107137868

The Soft Hard Tissue Junction Excerpt :

Discover how the detailed structures of musculoskeletal tissue junctions relate to their mechanical function. This pioneering book, richly illustrated with tissue images, offers a rigorous, biomechanical approach to understanding the soft-hard tissue interface across multiple scales of resolution.

Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace Book

Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2001-06-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309072847

Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace Excerpt :

Every year workers' low-back, hand, and arm problems lead to time away from jobs and reduce the nation's economic productivity. The connection of these problems to workplace activities-from carrying boxes to lifting patients to pounding computer keyboards-is the subject of major disagreements among workers, employers, advocacy groups, and researchers. Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace examines the scientific basis for connecting musculoskeletal disorders with the workplace, considering people, job tasks, and work environments. A multidisciplinary panel draws conclusions about the likelihood of causal links and the effectiveness of various intervention strategies. The panel also offers recommendations for what actions can be considered on the basis of current information and for closing information gaps. This book presents the latest information on the prevalence, incidence, and costs of musculoskeletal disorders and identifies factors that influence injury reporting. It reviews the broad scope of evidence: epidemiological studies of physical and psychosocial variables, basic biology, biomechanics, and physical and behavioral responses to stress. Given the magnitude of the problem-approximately 1 million people miss some work each year-and the current trends in workplace practices, this volume will be a must for advocates for workplace health, policy makers, employers, employees, medical professionals, engineers, lawyers, and labor officials.

Tendon Injuries Book

Tendon Injuries

  • Author : Nicola Maffulli
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2005-02-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 1852335033

Tendon Injuries Excerpt :

Tendon ailments are a significant cause of morbidity among athletes of all levels and are increasing in prevalence. Their management is often empirical, and para-scientific, only looking at the biological aspects of tendon ailments. This book conveys a comprehensive and concise body of knowledge on the management of tendon problems in sportspeople with practical details of clinical protocols. Tendon Injuries: Basic Science and Clinical Medicine is specifically dedicated to the clinical aspects of tendinopathy and provides the required knowledge and scientific basis for the sports medicine practitioner, orthopedic specialist and student facing upper and lower limb tendon ailments in athletes. A comprehensive review of tendon disorders is given and modern criteria of management outlined to form the basis of effective clinical management of this group of patients.

Handbook of Biomaterial Properties Book

Handbook of Biomaterial Properties

  • Author : William Murphy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 676
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493933051

Handbook of Biomaterial Properties Excerpt :

This book provides tabular and text data relating to normal and diseased tissue materials and materials used in medical devices. Comprehensive and practical for students, researchers, engineers, and practicing physicians who use implants, this book considers the materials aspects of both implantable materials and natural tissues and fluids. Examples of materials and topics covered include titanium, elastomers, degradable biomaterials, composites, scaffold materials for tissue engineering, dental implants, sterilization effects on material properties, metallic alloys, and much more. Each chapter author considers the intrinsic and interactive properties of biomaterials, as well as their appropriate applications and historical contexts. Now in an updated second edition, this book also contains two new chapters on the cornea and on vocal folds, as well as updated insights, data, and citations for several chapters.

Theoretical Biomechanics Book

Theoretical Biomechanics

  • Author : Vaclav Klika
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2011-11-25
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9789533078519

Theoretical Biomechanics Excerpt :

During last couple of years there has been an increasing recognition that problems arising in biology or related to medicine really need a multidisciplinary approach. For this reason some special branches of both applied theoretical physics and mathematics have recently emerged such as biomechanics, mechanobiology, mathematical biology, biothermodynamics. This first section of the book, General notes on biomechanics and mechanobiology, comprises from theoretical contributions to Biomechanics often providing hypothesis or rationale for a given phenomenon that experiment or clinical study cannot provide. It deals with mechanical properties of living cells and tissues, mechanobiology of fracture healing or evolution of locomotor trends in extinct terrestrial giants. The second section, Biomechanical modelling, is devoted to the rapidly growing field of biomechanical models and modelling approaches to improve our understanding about processes in human body. The last section called Locomotion and joint biomechanics is a collection of works on description and analysis of human locomotion, joint stability and acting forces.

Collagen Book
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  • Author : Peter Fratzl
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-05-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387739069

Collagen Excerpt :

Not only does this book provide a comprehensive review of current research advances in collagen structure and mechanics, it also explores this biological macromolecule’s many applications in biomaterials and tissue engineering. Readers gain an understanding of the structure and mechanical behavior of type I collagen and collagen-based tissues in vertebrates across all length scales, from the molecular (nano) to the organ (macro) level.

Collagen Book


  • Author : Marcel E. Nimni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351079235

Collagen Excerpt :

This series was conceived with the idea of integrating current aspects of ongoing research in the collagen field. The book consists of a spectrum of papers which discus divers aspects such as X-ray structure, the thermodynamics and mechanism of fibrillogenesis, and the use of collagen as a biomaterial for the manufacturing of many implantable, sometimes lifesaving, devises.

Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Orthopedics Book

Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Orthopedics

  • Author : Dominique G. Poitout
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 547
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848826649

Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Orthopedics Excerpt :

With the constant evolution of implant technology, and improvement in the production of allograft and bone substitutes, the armamentarium of the orthopaedic surgeon has significantly expanded. In particular, the recent involvement of nanotechnologies opens up the possibilities of new approaches in the interactive interfaces of implants. With many important developments occurring since the first edition of this well-received book, this updated resource informs orthopaedic practitioners on a wide range of biomechanical advances in one complete reference guide. Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Orthopedics, 2nd edition compiles the most prominent work in the discipline to offer newly-qualified orthopedic surgeons a summary of the fundamental skills that they will need to apply in their day-to-day work, while also updating the knowledge of experienced surgeons. This book covers both basic concepts concerning biomaterials and biomechanics as well as their clinical application and the experience from everyday practical use. This book will be of great value to specialists in orthopedics and traumatology, while also providing an important basis for graduate and postgraduate learning.

Kinesiology Book


  • Author : Carol A. Oatis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 946
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015082738256

Kinesiology Excerpt :

This is a comprehensive textbook on kinesiology, the study of movement. Chapters are organized by body region, and each includes a review of functional anatomy and biomechanics, with application and discussion of locomotion and pathokinesiology.

Studies on the Anatomy and Function of Bone and Joints Book

Studies on the Anatomy and Function of Bone and Joints

  • Author : F.G. Evans
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642999093

Studies on the Anatomy and Function of Bone and Joints Excerpt :

The various chapters of this monograph were originally presented as papers in a Symposium on Joints and Bones which the editor organized for the VIII Inter national Congress of Anatomists held in Wiesbaden, Germany in August 1965. Each chapter represents original research on the structure and/or function of joints and bones. Preparing the manuscripts of these papers for publication required more time than originally anticipated and the editor hereby acknowledges his sincere appre ciation to the various authors for their help and patience. He also wants to express his special thanks to Mrs. ANTOINETTE CATRON, his editorial assistant, without whose help the task would still be unfinished. The interest and assistance of the staff of Springer-Verlag in the publication of this monograph is also greatly appreciated. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. February 1966 F. GAYNOR EVANS Contents Electron Microscopy of Normal Synovial Membrane. D. V. DAVIES, and A. J. PALFREY .............................. 1 Biomechanics and Functional Adaption of Tendons and Joint Ligaments. A. VnDIK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 17 . . . . Dynamic Considerations in Load Bearing Bones with Special Reference to Osteosynthesis and Articular Cartilage. J. M. ZAREK .. . . . . . . . 40 Intravital Measurements of Forces Acting on the Hip-Joint. N. RYDELL. .. 52 The Ergonomic Aspects of Articular Mechanics. M. A. MACCONAILL . . . . 69 A Longitudinal Vital Staining Method for the Study of Apposition in Bone. M. ]. BAER, and]. L. ACKERMAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 . . . An Evaluation of the Use of Bone Histology in Forensic Medicine and Anthro pology. D. H. ENLOW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 . . . .

Regenerative Medicine and Biomaterials for the Repair of Connective Tissues Book

Regenerative Medicine and Biomaterials for the Repair of Connective Tissues

  • Author : Charles Archer
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-01-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845697792

Regenerative Medicine and Biomaterials for the Repair of Connective Tissues Excerpt :

Regenerative medicine for the repair of connective tissues is a fast moving field which generates a lot of interest. Unfortunately the biomaterials and biomechanics for soft tissue repair has been under-represented in the past. Particularly the natural association between cartilage, tendons and ligaments is often not made. Regenerative medicine and biomaterials for the repair of connective tissues addresses this gap in the market by bringing together the natural association of cartilage, tendons and ligaments to provide a review of the different structures, biomechanics and, more importantly, provide a clear discussion of practical techniques and biomaterials which may be used to repair the connective tissues. Part one discusses cartilage repair and regeneration with chapters on such topics as structure, biomechanics and repair of cartilage. Chapters in Part two focus on the repair of tendons on ligaments with particular techniques including cell-based therapies for the repair and regeneration of tendons and ligaments and scaffolds for tendon and ligament tissue engineering. Addresses the natural association between cartilage, tendons and ligaments which is often not made Provides a review of the different structures, biomechanics and practical techniques which are used in the repair of connective tissues Chapters focus on such areas as cartilage repair and regeneration, the repair of tendons and ligaments, investigating techniques including scaffolds and cell-based therapies

Handbook of Human Motion Book

Handbook of Human Motion

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 2543
  • ISBN 10 : 3319144170

Handbook of Human Motion Excerpt :

The Handbook of Human Motion is a large cross-disciplinary reference work which covers the many interlinked facets of the science and technology of human motion and its measurement. Individual chapters cover fundamental principles and technological developments, the state-of-the-art and consider applications across four broad and interconnected fields; medicine, sport, forensics and animation. The huge strides in technological advancement made over the past century make it possible to measure motion with unprecedented precision, but also lead to new challenges. This work introduces the many different approaches and systems used in motion capture, including IR and ultrasound, mechanical systems and video, plus some emerging techniques. The large variety of techniques used for the study of motion science in medicine can make analysis a complicated process, but extremely effective for the treatment of the patient when well utilised. The handbook descri bes how motion capture techniques are applied in medicine, and shows how the resulting analysis can help in diagnosis and treatment. A closely related field, sports science involves a combination of in-depth medical knowledge and detailed understanding of performance and training techniques, and motion capture can play an extremely important role in linking these disciplines. The handbook considers which technologies are most appropriate in specific circumstances, how they are applied and how this can help prevent injury and improve sporting performance. The application of motion capture in forensic science and security is reviewed, with chapters dedicated to specific areas including employment law, injury analysis, criminal activity and motion/facial recognition. And in the final area of application, the book describes how novel motion capture techniques have been designed specifically to aid the creation of increasingly realistic animation within films and v ideo games, with Lord of the Rings and Avatar just two exampl

Orthopaedic Biomechanics in Sports Medicine Book

Orthopaedic Biomechanics in Sports Medicine

  • Author : Jason Koh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030815493

Orthopaedic Biomechanics in Sports Medicine Excerpt :

This book presents a fundamental basic overview of orthopedic biomechanics in sports medicine, with a special focus on the current methodologies used in modeling human joints, ligaments, and muscle forces. The first part discusses the principles and materials, including the use of finite element analysis (FEA) to analyze the stress-strain response in the implant-bone interface and design. The second part focuses on joint-specific biomechanics, highlighting the biomechanics of the knee and shoulder joints, their modeling, surgical techniques, and the clinical assessment of joint performance under various kinematic conditions resulting from different repair techniques. Written by international experts working at the cutting edge of their fields, this book is an easy-to-read guide to the fundamentals of biomechanics. It also offers a source of reference for readers wanting to explore new research topics, and is a valuable tool for orthopedic surgeons, residents, and medical students with an interest in orthopedic biomechanics.​

Cardiovascular Soft Tissue Mechanics Book

Cardiovascular Soft Tissue Mechanics

  • Author : Stephen C. Cowin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-05-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306483899

Cardiovascular Soft Tissue Mechanics Excerpt :

This special volume of the Journal of Elasticity represents the first in a new p- gram dedicated to the occasional publication of collections of invited, reviewed papers of topical interest. The purpose of this program is to spotlight the dev- opments and applications in the mechanics of materials within specific areas that can enhance growth and provide insight for the advancement of the field as well as promote fundamental understanding and basic discovery. Soft Tissue Mechanics is an area of biomechanics that draws heavily upon f- damental ideas and material models from nonlinear elasticity and viscoelasticity. A major goal of this research is to understand those mechanics properties of heart, artery, collagen and skeletal muscle tissue that can be used for the diagnosis of health problems and the improvement of human life. This volume illustrates how experiment, modeling and computation is currently employed in this emerging field. May 2001 ROGER FOSDICK Editor-in-Chief Journal of Elasticity 61: ix–xii, 2000. ix Preface There are two primary areas for the application of elasticity in the biomechanics of tissues: hard tissue mechanics (e.g., bone, teeth, horns, etc.) and soft tissue - chanics (e.g., skin, tendons, arteries, etc.). The distinguishing feature between these tissue types is the amount of physiological “normal” deformation they experience. While “hard” tissues only experience small deformations, soft tissues typically experience large deformations. From a biomechanics viewpoint soft tissues fall within the realm of finite elasticity.