Experimental Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics is the first book in the field that focuses on the practicalities of performing a large variety of in-vitro laboratory experiments. Explanations are thorough, informative, and feature standard lab equipment to enable biomedical engineers to advance from a 'trial and error' approach to an efficient system recommended by experienced leaders.
This is an ideal tool for biomedical engineers or biomechanics professors in their teaching, as well as for those studying and carrying out lab assignments and projects in the field. The experienced authors have established a standard that researchers can test against in order to explain the strengths and weaknesses of testing approaches.
- Provides step-by-step guidance to help with in-vitro experiments in orthopaedic biomechanics
- Presents a DIY manual that is fully equipped with illustrations, practical tips, quiz questions, and much more
- Includes input from field experts who combine their real-world experience to provide invaluable insights for all those in the field
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Part 1. Bones: Whole, Tissue, and Cell
Chapter 1. High-Speed Impact Testing and Injury Assessment of Whole Bones
Chapter 2. Quasi-static Stiffness and Strength Testing of Whole Bones and Implants
Chapter 3. Surface Strain Gage Testing of Whole Bones and Implants
Chapter 4. Thermographic Stress Analysis of Whole Bones and Implants
Chapter 5. Digital Image Correlation for Strain Analysis of Whole Bones and Implants
Chapter 6. Force and Torque Measurements of Surgical Drilling Into Whole Bone
Chapter 7. Insertion Torque Testing of Cortical and Cancellous Screws in Whole Bone
Chapter 8. Pullout Force Testing of Cortical and Cancellous Screws in Whole Bone
Chapter 9. Biomechanical Testing of the Intact and Surgically Treated Spine
Chapter 10. Biomechanical Testing of the Intact and Surgically Treated Pelvis
Chapter 11. Tension and Compression Testing of Cortical Bone
Chapter 12. Fracture Toughness Testing of Cortical Bone
Chapter 13. Multiscale Biomechanical Characterization of Bioceramic Bone Scaffolds
Chapter 14. Measuring Bone Cell Response to Fluid Shear Stress and Hydrostatic/Dynamic Pressure
Part 2. Joints: Human and Artificial
Chapter 15. Electromagnetic Tracking of the Kinematics of Articulating Joints
Chapter 16. Fujifilm Measurements of Interfacial Contact Area and Stress in Articulating Joints
Chapter 17. Tekscan Measurements of Interfacial Contact Area and Stress in Articulating Joints
Chapter 18. Fretting Corrosion Testing of Total Hip Replacements with Modular Heads and Stems
Chapter 19. Pin-on-Disk Wear Testing of Biomaterials Used for Total Joint Replacements
Chapter 20. Vibration Analysis of the Biomechanical Stability of Total Hip Replacements
Part 3. Soft Tissues
Chapter 21. In Situ and Ex Vivo Biomechanical Testing of Articular Cartilage
Chapter 22. Uniaxial Biomechanical Testing of Ligaments and Tendons
Chapter 23. Measuring the Contraction Force, Velocity, and Length of Skeletal Muscle
Radovan Zdero obtained a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Queen's University (Kingston, Canada) with a focus on biomechanics and biomaterials. He is the Research Director of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab at Victoria Hospital (London, Canada). He is also a Professor in both the Dept. of Surgery and the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Western University (London, Canada). His research involves measuring mechanical properties of biological tissue, stress testing of orthopaedic implants, and developing new biomaterials.