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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. R. Bruce Martin, David B. Burr, Neil A. Sharkey
    Pages 1-28
  3. R. Bruce Martin, David B. Burr, Neil A. Sharkey
    Pages 29-78
  4. R. Bruce Martin, David B. Burr, Neil A. Sharkey
    Pages 79-125
  5. R. Bruce Martin, David B. Burr, Neil A. Sharkey
    Pages 127-180
  6. R. Bruce Martin, David B. Burr, Neil A. Sharkey
    Pages 181-224
  7. R. Bruce Martin, David B. Burr, Neil A. Sharkey
    Pages 225-274
  8. R. Bruce Martin, David B. Burr, Neil A. Sharkey
    Pages 275-308
  9. R. Bruce Martin, David B. Burr, Neil A. Sharkey
    Pages 309-348
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 349-392

About this book

Introduction

Knowledge of the mechanical properties of the skeletal system is important in understanding how our body works and how to repair it when it is damaged. This textbook describes the biomechanics of bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. It is rigorous in its approach to the mechanical properties of the skeleton yet it does not neglect the biological properties of skeletal tissue or require mathematics beyond calculus. Time is taken to introduce basic mechanical and biological concepts, and the approaches used for some of the engineering analyses are purposefully limited. The book is an effective bridge between engineering, veterinary, biological and medical disciplines and will be welcomed by students and researchers in biomechanics, orthopedics, physical anthropology, zoology, and veterinary science.

Keywords

biomechanics bone cartilage mechanics physiology tissue

Authors and affiliations

  • R. Bruce Martin
    • 1
  • David B. Burr
    • 2
  • Neil A. Sharkey
    • 3
  1. 1.Orthopaedics Research Laboratories, Research Building IUniversity of California Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy, MS 259Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Center for Locomotion StudiesThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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