Biotribology of Natural and Artificial Joints

Biotribology of Natural and Artificial Joints

Reducing Wear Through Material Selection and Geometric Design with Actual Lubrication Mode

1st Edition - November 23, 2022

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  • Author: Teruo Murakami
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236703
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128236697

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Biotribology of Natural and Artificial Joints: Reducing Wear Through Material Selection and Geometric Design provides a thorough overview of key issues surrounding the tribological behaviors of both natural and artificial joints, covering methods for optimizing the performance of biomaterials, summarizing the lubrication and contact mechanics of natural joints, and offering solutions to tribological problems in soft biomaterials and surface failures of materials. Sections cover biomechanics and biotribology of natural and artificial joints, articular cartilage and synovial fluids, methods for improving the tribological properties of artificial joints, and the biotribology of artificial joints with artificial cartilage, regenerated cartilage, and biomimetic design solutions.

Key Features

  • Provides insights on how to optimize the performance of artificial joints via friction reduction, better material selection and improved geometric design
  • Looks at the effects of rubbing and loading on tissue regeneration with chondrocytes
  • Discusses lubrication and contact mechanisms for reducing friction and wear in artificial and natural joints
  • Outlines artificial joint design considerations for achieving low wear


Researchers and graduate students in mechanical engineering, bioengineering, tribology, surface science, and biomedicine. Professional engineers in these same areas; orthopedic surgeons

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1. Importance of Biotribology

    2. Biomechanics of Human and Artificial Joints

    3. Biotribology of Natural Joints

    4. Biotribology of Artificial Joints

    5. Biotribology of Artificial Joints with Artificial Cartilage

    6. Biotribology of Regenerated Cartilage

    7. Summarization and Future Directions of Biotribolgy of Human and Artificial Joints

Product details

  • No. of pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: November 23, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236703
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128236697

About the Author

Teruo Murakami

Professor Murakami has more than 40 years of research and teaching experience in the area of biotribology of human and artificial joints at Kyushu University (Japan), University of Leeds (UK), and Teikyo University (Japan). He has written 150 journal articles and 45 book chapters on biotribology and chaired the International Biotribology Forums for the 1st, 4th, 6th, and 8th International Biotribology Forums which were co-organized with the Japanese Society of Biotribologists.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University, Japan

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