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Chapter 1: Introduction to biomaterials for spinal surgery
1.2 Total disc replacement
1.3 Nucleus pulposus replacement
1.4 Materials for spinal applications
Part I: Fundamentals of biomaterials for spinal surgery
Chapter 2: An overview of the challenges of bringing a medical device for the spine to the market
2.2 Selection and sourcing of materials in medical device developments
2.3 Biocompatibility testing
2.4 Medical device regulation
Chapter 3: Introduction to spinal pathologies and clinical problems of the spine
3.2 Degenerative spine disease
3.3 Spinal trauma
3.4 Spinal deformity
Chapter 4: Forces on the spine
4.2 In vivo measured components of spinal loads
4.3 In vitro measured spinal load components
4.4 Analytical models for spinal load estimation
4.5 Recommendations for the simulations of loads for in vitro and numerical studies
Chapter 5: Finite element modelling of the spine
5.2 Functional spine biomechanics and strength of numerical explorations
5.3 Geometrical approximations in spine finite element modelling
5.4 Numerical approximations: accuracy and computational cost
5.5 Constitutive models for the spine tissues
5.6 Simulating the mechanical loads on the spine
5.7 Model verifications and interpretations: the validation concept and quantitative validation
5.8 Future trends and conclusions: the virtual physiological spine
There have been important developments in materials and therapies for the treatment of spinal conditions. Biomaterials for spinal surgery summarises this research and how it is being applied for the benefit of patients.
After an introduction to the subject, part one reviews fundamental issues such as spinal conditions and their pathologies, spinal loads, modelling and osteobiologic agents in spinal surgery. Part two discusses the use of bone substitutes and artificial intervertebral discs whilst part three covers topics such as the use of injectable biomaterials like calcium phosphate for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty as well as scoliosis implants. The final part of the book summarises developments in regenerative therapies such as the use of stem cells for intervertebral disc regeneration.
With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Biomaterials for spinal surgery is a standard reference for both those developing new biomaterials and therapies for spinal surgery and those using them in clinical practice.
- Summarises recent developments in materials and therapies for the treatment of spinal conditions and examines how it is being applied for the benefit of patients
- Reviews fundamental issues such as spinal conditions and their pathologies, spinal loads, modelling and osteobiologic agents in spinal surgery
- Discusses the use of bone substitutes and artificial intervertebral discs and covers topics such as the use of injectable biomaterials like calcium phosphate for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
Materials scientists and engineers in industry, biologists and clinicians, biomaterials academics and orthopedic surgeons.
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2012
- 12th March 2012
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This is a good reference on biomaterials. It will be of most interest to materials engineers, bioengineers and spine surgeons. It is well written and provides an extensive list of references., Doody's Book Reviews
Luigi Ambrosio received the doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering (1982) from the University of Naples "Federico II'. He was a Research Associate at the University of Naples (1983-1985), Research Associate at University of Connecticut, USA (1985-1986), and Visiting Scientist at Kontron Medical Inc., USA (1985- 1988). From 1989 he was appointed at the Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials, CNR, as Research Scientist (1989-2002), Senior Research Scientist (2002-2003) and Research Director (2003-today). From September 1997 to 2004 he was Adjunct Professor in Biomaterials at the University of Connecticut, USA and Treasurer of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB). He is a member of the Advisory Board and Guest Editor of International and National Scientific Journals, Council Member of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), Vice-President of the Italian Society of Biomaterials (SIB), President of the Interdisciplinary Biomaterials Group of the Italian Chemical Society and Past-President of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB). He has been nominated as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (March 2001), and Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (May 2004).
Director of the Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials, National Research Council and Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials at University of Naples "Federico II'
Elizabeth Tanner is Professor of Mechanics of Materials and Structures at the University of Glasgow, UK. Both are noted for their research in bone biomaterials and therapies.
University of Glasgow, UK