Tribology & Biophysics of Artificial JointsBy
Joint endoprosthetics - the science of implanting artificial joints into the human body - has been around since the 1960s, and consistent advancements are leading to better practice, materials and mechanics. The present book is devoted to the biophysics and effect of wear, friction and lubrication on artificial joints. The important aspects of biocompatibility and wear resistance are reviewed and a retrospective analysis of modern joint endoprosthetic designs is presented. Data on clinical aspects of endoprosthetics are cited in support of the text. Advancements in genetic engineering, and promising new techniques of designing bone and cartilage transplants are explored, and a critical comparison between tribological mechanisms of operation and natural joint functioning are made.An exceptional resource for all specialists in orthopedy, biophysics, immunology and engineers engaged in developing artificial joints.
Researchers and specialists in engineering, orthopaedics, biophysics and immunology engaged in developing artificial joints as well as designers of new medical materials.
Tribology and Interface Engineering
Hardbound, 375 Pages
Published: December 2005
- ARTHROLOGY AND JOINT ENDOPROSTHETICS MATERIALS FOR JOINT ENDOPROSTHESES DESIGNS OF JOINT ENDOPROSTHESES SOME CLINICAL ASPECTS OF ENDOPROSTHETICSTRIBOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ENDOPROSTHETICSSIMULATION OF CARTILAGE TISSUES SIMULATION OF BIOPOTENTIALS IN JOINTSEDVANCES IN JOINTS ENDOPROSTHETICS