Interfaces in Medicine and Mechanics—2

  • K. R. Williams
  • A. Toni
  • J. Middleton
  • G. Pallotti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. C. A. Van Blitterswijk, J. J. Grote, S. C. Hesseling, D. Bakker
    Pages 1-9
  3. Kazuo Tanne, Eiji Tanaka, Tatsuya Shibaguchi, Mamoru Sakuda, Sigeo Wada, Masao Tanaka et al.
    Pages 10-18
  4. J. Van der Sloten, R. Van Audekercke, G. Van der Perre
    Pages 43-55
  5. Elisabetta Cenni, Lucia Savarino, Daniela Cavedagna, Arturo Pizzoferrato
    Pages 56-65
  6. David H. Isaac, Michael Green
    Pages 76-85
  7. K. R. Williams, G. Pallotti
    Pages 115-128
  8. G. Whitham, J. Middleton, G. R. Barker
    Pages 129-139
  9. R. G. Oliver, K. R. Williams
    Pages 140-159
  10. H. K. Koerten, C. A. Van Blitterswuk, S. C. Hesseling, J. D. De Bruijn, J. J. Grote, W. TH. Daems
    Pages 160-168
  11. T. K. O’Brien, A. McLeod, W. D. Cooke, M. Mowbray, A. Rees, B. Shafighian et al.
    Pages 169-179
  12. J. Emmanual, J. G. Emmanual, A. Hedley, B. Sauer
    Pages 180-184

About this book


The first Interfaces Conference was held at Swansea in April 1988 and represented the then state of the art of the science of implant surgery. The motivation for the initial venture was a supposed need for a closer interaction and dialogue between the clinician and scientist working in this area. As expressed in the Preface to the first Conference, we felt that the interface was represented graphically, scientifically and psychologically by the drawings of Edgar Rubins (1915), again widely used in the literature to the present Proceedings. The first Conference, we believe, achieved the aims of the organisers in bringing together scientists and clinicians towards an exchange of ideas by logically pursuing the sequence of events in clinical implant surgery. The present Conference, in collaboration with our Italian colleagues, has also attempted to achieve the same aims by examining the behaviour of implants constructed of a variety of materials in both hard and soft tissue. Many contributions in the conference employed the technique of finite element analysis, both for design and optimisation purposes, particularly in relation to bone remodelling. Indeed, this particular aspect of the Conference led to much debate and will require a major examination of the many levels of physical, chemical and biomechanical interactive behaviour of the implant and its environment. All this natural behaviour was presented and discussed, but difficulties and failures remain with such procedures and we feel it is only by continuing such meetings that we progress in this difficult area of clinical science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • K. R. Williams
    • 1
  • A. Toni
    • 2
  • J. Middleton
    • 3
  • G. Pallotti
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Basic Dental ScienceUniversity of Wales College of MedicineCardiffUK
  2. 2.Orthopaedic ClinicUniversity of BolognaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity College of SwanseaUK
  4. 4.University of BolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85166-583-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3852-9
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