Proceedings of the First International Conference on Interfaces in Medicine and Mechanics

Proceedings of the International Conference held at the University College, Swansea 12th – 15th April, 1988

  • K. R. Williams
  • T. H. J. Lesser
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Implants in Medicine and Dentistry

  3. Implant Interaction with Tissue

    1. D. Bakker, C. A. van Blitterswijk, S. C. Hesseling, J. J. Grote
      Pages 102-109
    2. C. A. van Blitterswijk, H. K. Koerten, D. Bakker, S. C. Hesseling, J. J. Grote
      Pages 110-119
    3. G. Embery, R. J. Waddington, K. S. Last
      Pages 120-131
    4. F. A. Young, J. C. Keller
      Pages 143-147
  4. Tissue/Bone Examination

    1. I. R. Pocock, J. Richards, J. A. Brandon, I. Mackie
      Pages 148-154
    2. D. H. Isaac, M. Green
      Pages 155-166
    3. M. Green, J. E. Meads, D. H. Isaac
      Pages 173-183
  5. Materials Examination

  6. Finite Elements in Medicine & Dentistry

  7. Materials Development

    1. G. A. Bell, P. J. Hill, P. D. Randall, R. Satgurunathan
      Pages 317-330
    2. G. A. Bell, P. D. Randall, R. Satgurunathan
      Pages 331-341
    3. A. Sudanese, A. Toni, G. L. Cattaneo, D. Ciaroni, T. Greggi, D. Dallari et al.
      Pages 359-364
    4. A. Toni, A. Andrisano, A. Sudanese, D. Dallari, S. Stea, T. Greggi et al.
      Pages 365-369
  8. Materials Standards and Safety

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 391-398

About these proceedings


The thirty nine papers accepted for pub1 ication in the First International Conference on 'Interfaces in Medicine & Meehani cs' at Swansea in Apri 1, 1988 represent the current state of the art in the science of implant surgery. This initial venture was planned and undertaken when the present editors and their colleagues realised the need for a closer interaction and dialogue between the clinician and. those basic scientists working in the area of implant surgery. Thi s interface, together with the real interface at the material/tissue borders, thus forms the basis of the present conference. These two ideas, we felt, were nicely and effectively captured in the drawing by Edgar Rubins (1915), a perception psycho 1 ogi st, used on the book cover and elsewhere in our 1 iterature. The Proceedings were planned with some difficulty, due to the wi de scope of the conference. However, we felt the best format was to follow the logical progression of implant development. The introductory papers and talks therefore demonstrate the scope of surgical implants in current use. The development of an implant starts with modelling of the proposed implant and its potential environment and the proceedings follow the same format. Following this, materials in current use are discussed.


biomaterial biomedical application biomedical applications ceramics electron microscope image analysis mechanics microscope scanning electron microscope science surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • K. R. Williams
    • 1
  • T. H. J. Lesser
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Basic Dental ScienceUniversity of Wales College of MedicineUK
  2. 2.ENT DepartmentUniversity Hospital of WalesUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7479-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7477-0
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