Bone Mechanics Handbook, Second Edition

Stephen C. Cowin

March 15, 2001 by CRC Press
Reference - 980 Pages - 300 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849391170 - CAT# 9117

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  • Bone biology and bone mechanics extending to the cellular and gene level
  • Mechanical techniques associated with the study of bone and new material on computational methods, imaging of bone structure, and the strain gauging of live animals
  • Mechanical properties of cortical and cancellous bone that reflects the rapid development of this field in the last decade
  • Bone adaptation as it pertains to the cellular aspects to reflect the significance of the cellular mechanisms in understanding the mechanosensory system in bone
  • Clinically related issues, such as elementary stress analysis of bone, bone prostheses and implants, and non-invasive measurement of bone integrity
  • Summary

    This second edition of the Bone Mechanics Handbook summarizes the current understanding of bone mechanics with comprehensive coverage of the histology, physiology, and the cell and molecular biology of the bone. It is updated with the most recent advances on mechanical properties of the bone, most notably of cancellous bone, and the streaming potentials in the bone, which reflect the realization of the importance of fluid movement in bone tissue.