Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Beth A. Winkelstein

December 18, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 639 Pages - 158 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439860939 - CAT# K12804


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  • Presents state-of-the-art findings and techniques of orthopedic biomechanics
  • Integrates basic biomechanics and clinical-relevant applications
  • Covers the entire body, addressing issues across several tissues and anatomic structures
  • Includes applications of biomechanics
  • Addresses current issues and opportunities facing the orthopaedic biomechanics community today
  • Provides quantitative perspectives on cellular biomechanics, growth and development, the influence of aging and gender, and computational modeling of these and other factors
  • Focuses on trauma and injury, as well as diagnostic techniques such as gait analysis and imaging biomarkers


Given the strong current attention of orthopaedic, biomechanical, and biomedical engineering research on translational capabilities for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of clinical disease states, the need for reviews of the state-of-art and current needs in orthopaedics is very timely. Orthopaedic Biomechanics provides an in-depth review of the current knowledge of orthopaedic biomechanics across all tissues in the musculoskeletal system, at all size scales, and with direct relevance to engineering and clinical applications.

Discussing the relationship between mechanical loading, function, and biological performance, it first reviews basic structure-function relationships for most major orthopedic tissue types followed by the most-relevant structures of the body. It then addresses multiscale modeling and biologic considerations. It concludes with a look at applications of biomechanics, focusing on recent advances in theory, technology and applied engineering approaches.

With contributions from leaders in the field, the book presents state-of-the-art findings, techniques, and perspectives. Much of orthopaedic, biomechanical, and biomedical engineering research is directed at the translational capabilities for the "real world". Addressing this from the perspective of diagnostics, prevention, and treatment in orthopaedic biomechanics, the book supplies novel perspectives for the interdisciplinary approaches required to translate orthopaedic biomechanics to today’s real world.