Reasons for the study of tissue materials are discussed. Specific aspects of the musculo-skeletal system are considered, the main emphasis being on bone. Structure and different mechanical properties of parying types of bone are discussed by the authors, with the concluding chapter dealing with mechanically mediated electrical properties and their relevance to bone structure and to growth or repair.
Table of Contents
1. The Study of Tissue Materials 2. Tissue Properties- Relationship of In Vitro Studies to In Vivo Behaviour 3. Structure and Formation of Bone Mineral 4. Elasticity and Viscoelasticity of Cortical Bone 5. Viscoelastic Properties of Bone 6. Mechanical Properties of Cancellous Bone 7. Fractography of Bone 8. Structural Aspects of Tendons and Ligaments