- Reviews joint biomechanics and tribology
- Considers the use of metals and ceramics as joint replacement materials, joint design and bone cements
- Summarises research on prosthetic interaction with the body
Table of Contents
- Part 1 Introduction: Biomechanics of joints; Tribology in joint replacement; Biomaterials and the chemical environment of the body; Materials for joint replacement; Regulatory issues affecting joint replacement: The case of the UK. Part 2 Material and mechanical issues: Metals for joint replacement; Ceramics for joint replacement; Joint bearing surfaces and replacement joint design; Cementless fixation techniques in joint replacement; Bone cement fixation: Acrylic cements; Bone cement fixation: Glass-ionomer cements; Failure mechanisms in joint replacement; Predicting the lifetime of joints: Clinical results. Part 3 The device biological environment: The healing response to implants used in joint replacement; Biological causes of prosthetic joint failure; Using drug delivery systems to enhance joint replacement; Sterilisation of joint replacement technology. Part 4 Specific joints: Hip replacement: Tribological principles, materials and engineering; Hip replacement: clinical perspectives; Knee replacement: Clinical perspectives; Intervertebral disc joint replacement technology; Replacing tempero-mandibular joints (TMJ); Replacing ankle joints; Replacing shoulder joints; Replacing elbow joints; Replacing joints with pyrolytic carbon.
- No. of pages: 696
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2008
- Published: July 9, 2008
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- eBook ISBN: 9781845694807
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P A Revell
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