Neural Tissue Biomechanics

  • Lynne E.┬áBilston

Part of the Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials book series (SMTEB, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lynne E. Bilston
    Pages 11-24
  3. Elizabeth C. Clarke
    Pages 25-40
  4. J. A. W. van Dommelen, M. Hrapko, G. W. M. Peters
    Pages 41-67
  5. King H. Yang, Haojie Mao, Christina Wagner, Feng Zhu, Clifford C. Chou, Albert I. King
    Pages 69-120
  6. Karol Miller, Adam Wittek, Grand Joldes, Jiajie Ma, Ben Jamin Zwick
    Pages 135-157
  7. Thomas R. Oxland, Timothy Bhatnagar, Anthony M. Choo, Marcel F. Dvorak, Wolfram Tetzlaff, Peter A. Cripton
    Pages 159-180
  8. Cecilia Persson, Jon L. Summers, Richard M. Hall
    Pages 181-201
  9. Kristen J. Nicholson, Beth A. Winkelstein
    Pages 203-229
  10. Lynne E. Bilston, Cheryl L. Stucky
    Pages 231-245
  11. Barclay Morrison III, D. Kacy Cullen, Michelle LaPlaca
    Pages 247-285
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 287-288

About this book


Damage to the central nervous system resulting from pathological mechanical loading can occur as a result of trauma or disease. Such injuries lead to significant disability and mortality. The peripheral nervous system, while also subject to injury from trauma and disease, also transduces physiological loading to give rise to sensation, and mechanotransduction is also thought to play a role in neural development and growth. This book gives a complete and quantitative description of the fundamental mechanical properties of neural tissues, and their responses to both physiological and pathological loading. This book reviews the methods used to characterize the nonlinear viscoelastic properties of central and peripheral neural tissues, and the mathematical and sophisticated computational models used to describe this behaviour. Mechanisms and models of neural injury from both trauma and disease are reviewed from the molecular to macroscopic scale. The book provides a comprehensive picture of the mechanical and biological response of neural tissues to the full spectrum of mechanical loading to which they are exposed. This book provides a comprehensive reference for professionals involved in pre prevention of injury to the nervous system, whether this arises from trauma or disease.


Brain injury Neural mechanotransduction Neural tissue repair and regeneration Peripheral nerve injury Spinal cord injury Structural disorders of the nervous system Tissue biomechanics Viscoelasticity

Editors and affiliations

  • Lynne E.┬áBilston
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Research InstitutePrince of WalesRandwickAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13889-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13890-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-2006
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-2014
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