|About the Book|
Orthopedic Biomechanics sheds light on an important and interestingdiscipline at the interface between medical and natural sciences. Understandingthe effects of mechanical influences on the human body is the first step towarddeveloping innovativeMoreOrthopedic Biomechanics sheds light on an important and interestingdiscipline at the interface between medical and natural sciences. Understandingthe effects of mechanical influences on the human body is the first step towarddeveloping innovative treatment and rehabilitation concepts for orthopedicdisorders. This book provides valuable information on the forces acting onmuscles, tendons, and bones.Beginning with the step-by-step fundamentals ofphysics and mechanics, it goes on to cover the function and loading of joints,movement in two- and three-dimensions, and the properties of biological tissues.This book explains the practical importance of biomechanics, including specialchapters addressing the mechanical causes of disk prolapse, load on the spine insitting and standing positions, and the correlation between mechanical loadingand bone density.Key Features:Limited use of complex vector equations while providing in-depth treatment analysisExquisitely illustrated, detailed descriptions of the mechanical aspects of every major joint in the body: hip, shoulder, knee, and lumbar spineExtensive references for further informationValuable appendixes describing the interaction between mechanical and biological functions as well as mathematical tools necessary to understand technically demanding conceptsThis book also analyzes techniques for changing the effects on bones and joints through therapy, training, external aids, modified behavior, and ergonomic improvements. An essential resource for orthopedists and physical therapists alike, it will help you understand past and current scientific work in the field and how to apply state-of-the-art solutions to the problems youll encounter on a daily basis.