© 2000

Shape Memory Implants

  • L. Yahia
  • Latest state of the art in the application of SMA implants in medicine

  • Combines long term clinical experiences with latest research results

  • Includes: mechanical compatibility and biocompatibility of SMA; different surgical tools and devices based on SMA; unique properties of SMA; basic properties of SMA

  • The first publication including Russian, Czech and Chinese experience.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Basic Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L’Hocine Yahia, Jorma Ryhänen
      Pages 3-23
    3. Christine Trepanier, Ramakrishna Venugopalan, Alan R. Pelton
      Pages 35-45
    4. J. Van Humbeeck, Y. Liu
      Pages 46-60
    5. Reed A. Ayers, Ted A. Bateman, Steven J. Simske
      Pages 73-88
  3. Orthopaedic Applications

  4. Orthodontic Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Andrea Wichelhaus
      Pages 194-209
    3. Dietmar Siegner, Dagmar Ibe
      Pages 210-228
    4. Chu Youyi, Zhu Ming, Yang Fengzhi
      Pages 229-235

About this book


Shape memory alloy implants or "smart biomaterial" have already been used in humans for 20 years in selected countries. Restrictions in the use of biomaterials in living organisms being reduced throughout the world now the use of SMA implants continue to expand in the fields of vascular and orthopaedic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and drug delivery systems. This book is to provide a state of the art of SMA implants and devices. For the first time long-term clinical experiences and techniques of SMA biocompatibility are presented.


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Editors and affiliations

  • L. Yahia
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecole Polytechnique de MontrealInstitut de Genie BiomedicalMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Shape Memory Implants
  • Editors L. Yahia
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67229-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64118-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-59768-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 349
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
    Surgical Orthopedics
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology