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AuthorLucas, George L. author
TitleA Primer of Biomechanics [electronic resource] / by George L. Lucas, Francis W. Cooke, Elizabeth A. Friis
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1999
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Descript XVII, 297 p. online resource


A PRIMER OF BIOMECHANICS is the first volume of its kind to present the principles of biomechanics with a highly clinical orientation. Dr. Lucas and his colleagues (specialists in biomechanics) have assembled a practical guide utilizing case presentations to make this very technical and complicated material palatable to the orthopaedic resident and practitioner. This "user-friendly" text is further enhanced by well integrated chapters covering all the basic materials and the latest information of this rapidly evolving field from the perspective of its useful application. Each case presentation is followed by a detailed, but easily understandable explanation of the biomechanical principles involved and includes protocols for treatment. This volume is a must-have for orthopaedic residents and practitioners


1 Mechanics -- 2 Moments -- 3 Strength of Materials -- 4 Stresses in Bending -- 5 Stresses in Torsion -- 6 Stress Shielding of Bone -- 7 Work and Energy Concepts -- 8 Stress Raisers, Fracture, and Fatigue -- 9 Biomechanics of Pathology -- 10 Mechanics of Treatment -- 11 Mechanics of Implants -- 12 Considerations in Biomechanical Testing -- 13 Biomaterials Basics -- 14 Orthopaedic Alloys -- 15 Corrosion in the Body -- 16 Orthopaedic Polymers -- 17 Tissue Mechanics -- Questions Similar to Those of the OITE and Board

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