Description

Joint endoprosthetics - the science of implanting artificial joints into the human body - has been around since the 1960’s, 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.

Readership

Researchers and specialists in engineering, orthopaedics, biophysics and immunology engaged in developing artificial joints as well as designers of new medical materials

Table of Contents

ARTHROLOGY AND JOINT ENDOPROSTHETICS MATERIALS FOR JOINT ENDOPROSTHESES DESIGNS OF JOINT ENDOPROSTHESES SOME CLINICAL ASPECTS OF ENDOPROSTHETICS TRIBOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ENDOPROSTHETICS SIMULATION OF CARTILAGE TISSUES SIMULATION OF BIOPOTENTIALS IN JOINTS EDVANCES IN JOINTS ENDOPROSTHETICS

Details

No. of pages:
375
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080458083
Print ISBN:
9780444521620

About the author

Pinchuk

Affiliations and Expertise

Metal-Polymer Research Institute, Belarussian Academy of Sciences, Gomel, Belarus.

Reviews

Joint endoprosthetics - the science of implanting artificial joints into the human body - has been around since the 1960’s, 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.