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Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System , 3rd Edition

Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System , 3rd Edition

Benno M. Nigg (Editor), Walter Herzog (Editor Emeritus)

ISBN: 978-0-470-01767-8

Mar 2007

686 pages

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$154.95

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The latest edition of this well organised and authoritative book provides a comprehensive account of the mechanics of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Covering the key areas including the properties of biomaterials, common measuring techniques and modelling, Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System, Third Edition also integrates historical aspects thus building a bridge between old and familiar knowledge and the latest developments in biomechanics. As with the previous edition there are numerous applications and extensive questions and answers at the end of sections. Specific changes for this edition include:
  • Major revision of the section on biological materials including bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, muscle and joints and new discussion of failure and healing
  • Extensive updating of material covering force, pressure distribution, optical methods and simulation
  • Increase in the number and type of applications across a broad range of disciplines

Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for all students, professionals and researchers concerned with biomechanical aspects of the human or animal body.

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Contributors.

Preface.

1. Introduction.

1.1 Definition of Biomechanics (B. M. Nigg).

1.2 Selected Historical Highlights (B. M. Nigg).

1.3 Mechanics (B. M. Nigg).

1.4 references.

2. Biological Materials.

2.1 Definitions and Comments.

2.2 Selected Historical Highlights.

2.3 Bone (S. K. Boyd and B. M. Nigg).

2.4 Articular cartilage (W. Herzog and S. Federico).

2.5 Ligament (G. M. Thornton, C. B. Frank and N. G. Shrive).

2.6 Tendon/Aponeurosis (W. Herzog).

2.7 Muscle (W. Herzog).

2.8 Adaptation of Biological materials to Exercise, Disuse and Aging (R. F. Zernicke, S. Judex and C. Lorincz).

2.9 Joints (B. M. Nigg and W. Herzog).

2.10 Additional Examples.

2.11 References.

3. Measuring Techniques.

3.1 Definitions and Comments.

3.2 Selected Historical Highlights.

3.3 Force (B. M. Nigg).

3.4 Pressure Distribution (B. M. Nigg).

3.5 Acceleration (B. M. Nigg and K. A. Boyer).

3.6 Optical Methods (B. M. Nigg, G. K. Cole and I.C. Wright).

3.7 Strain Measurement (N. Shrive).

3.8 EMG (V. von Tscharner and W. Herzog).

3.9 Inertial Porperties of the Human or animal Body (B. M. Nigg).

3.10 Additional Examples.

3.11 References.

4. Modelling.

4.1 Definitions and Comments.

4.2 Selected Historical Highlights.

4.3 A Nearly Possible Story (B. M. Nigg).

4.4 general Comments About Modelling (B. M. Nigg).

4.5 Force System Analysis (B. M. Nigg).

4.6 Mathematical Determinate Systems (B. M. Nigg).

4.7 Mathematically Indeterminate Systems (W. Herzog).

4.8 Simulation (A. J. van den Bogert and B. M. Nigg).

4.9 Additional Examples.

4.10 References.

Index.

  • A thorough update and revision of this classic text
  • Major revision of the section on biological materials including bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, muscle and joints and new discussion of failure and healing
  • Extensive updating of  material covering force, pressure distribution, optical methods and simulation
  • Increase in the number and type of applications across a broad range of disciplines
  • A thorough update and revision of this classic text
  • Major revision of the section on biological materials including bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, muscle and joints and new discussion of failure and healing
  • Extensive updating of  material covering force, pressure distribution, optical methods and simulation
  • Increase in the number and type of applications across a broad range of disciplines