Orthopedic Biomechanics - 9783131768223

Un libro in lingua di Paul Brinckmann Wolfgang Frobin Gunnar Leivseth Burkhard Drerup edito da Thieme Medical Pub, 2015

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Orthopedic Biomechanics sheds light on an important and interesting

discipline at the interface between medical and natural sciences. Understanding

the effects of mechanical influences on the human body is the first step toward

developing innovative treatment and rehabilitation concepts for orthopedic

disorders. This book provides valuable information on the forces acting on

muscles, tendons, and bones.

Beginning with the step-by-step fundamentals of

physics 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 special

chapters addressing the mechanical causes of disk prolapse, load on the spine in

sitting and standing positions, and the correlation between mechanical loading

and bone density.

Key Features:

  • Limited use of complex vector equations while providing in-depth treatment analysis

  • Exquisitely illustrated, detailed descriptions of the mechanical aspects of every major joint in the body: hip, shoulder, knee, and lumbar spine

  • Extensive references for further information

  • Valuable appendixes describing the interaction between mechanical and biological functions as well as mathematical tools necessary to understand technically demanding concepts

This 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 you'll encounter on a daily basis.

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