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Effects of Joint Incongruity on Articular Pressure Distribution and Subchondral Bone Remodeling

  • Felix Eckstein
  • Beat Merz
  • Christopher R. Jacobs

Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 152)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Felix Eckstein, Beat Merz, Christopher R. Jacobs
    Pages 1-5
  3. Felix Eckstein, Beat Merz, Christopher R. Jacobs
    Pages 7-31
  4. Felix Eckstein, Beat Merz, Christopher R. Jacobs
    Pages 33-43
  5. Felix Eckstein, Beat Merz, Christopher R. Jacobs
    Pages 45-74
  6. Felix Eckstein, Beat Merz, Christopher R. Jacobs
    Pages 75-106
  7. Felix Eckstein, Beat Merz, Christopher R. Jacobs
    Pages 107-109
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 111-129

About this book

Introduction

This book reviews the existing literature on joint incongruity, on cellular mechano-transduction of bone, on computer simulations of biological adaptation processes and on embryonic joint development. It describes finite element models and biomechanical experiments that attempt to quantify the effect of joint incongruity on load transmission and on subchondral mineralisation in human articulations and shows that the natural incongruity has profound effects on biomechanicas and connective tissue adaptation of human joints. The present study addresses investigators from different fields (biology, medicine as well as bio-engineering) who study the development, morphology, biomechanics and function of human joints.

Keywords

articular cartilage bone cartilage joint incongruity joint mechanics morphology subchondral mineralisation tissue tissue differentiation

Authors and affiliations

  • Felix Eckstein
    • 1
  • Beat Merz
    • 2
  • Christopher R. Jacobs
    • 3
  1. 1.Musculoskeletal Research Group, Institute of AnatomyLudwig Maximilian University MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Institut StraumannWaldenburgSwitzerland
  3. 3.Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, Department of OrthopedicsPennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-57184-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66212-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57184-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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