Joint alternative has been one of many significant successes of recent drugs. Its endured good fortune depends upon potent collaboration among clinicians and researchers throughout many various components in technological know-how and medication. this significant booklet brings jointly the wide variety of study during this zone and its implications for scientific practice.
The ebook units the scene with introductory chapters on joint biomechanics and tribology, fabrics for joint substitute and their interactions with the physique, and regulatory concerns. half studies using metals and ceramics as joint substitute fabrics, joint layout, bone cements and cementless fixation options, failure mechanisms and methods of predicting the life of alternative joints. The 3rd a part of the ebook summarises learn on how prosthetic joints engage with the physique, together with organic explanations of joint failure, sterilisation thoughts and using drug supply structures to reinforce joint alternative. the ultimate staff of chapters studies key concerns in changing specific joints together with the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow in addition to advancements in intervertebral disc and tempero-mandibular joint alternative technology.
With its exclusive editor and foreign group of individuals, Joint substitute know-how is a customary reference for the engineering and fabrics clinical groups, in addition to surgeons looking the easiest therapy for his or her patients.
- Reviews joint biomechanics and tribology
- Considers using metals and ceramics as joint alternative fabrics, joint layout and bone cements
- Summarises study on prosthetic interplay with the body
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