Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System

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Margareta Nordin, Victor Hirsch Frankel
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001 - Medical - 467 pages

Unique in its direct and comprehensive approach, this Third Edition presents a working knowledge of biomechanical principles for use in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Three sections address the biomechanics of musculoskeletal tissues and structures, the biomechanics of all human joints, and applied biomechanics. The book features contributions from a variety of disciplines including orthopaedic surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine, biomechanical engineering and anesthesiology.This edition's new introductory chapter explains the importance of biomechanics study and includes the "International System of Units" appendix. A new section on "Applied Biomechanics" includes chapters on fracture fixation; arthroplasty; standing, sitting, and lying; and gait. Boxes with biomechanical computations promote comprehension of biomechanical principles. Practical examples and clinical case studies apply biomechanical knowledge to practice. Additional illustrations, including radiological images, enhance comprehension.

A Brandon-Hill recommended title.

 

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Contents

Contents
132
Basic Biomechanics of the Foot
222
The System International Biomechanics of the Lumbar Spine
256
dUnitÚs SI 18 Margareta Nordin Shira Schecter Weiner
286
Biomechanics of Tissues Biomechanics of the Shoulder
318
Biomechanics of Bone 26 Biomechanics of the Elbow
340
and Spinal Nerve Roots 126 Introduction to the Biomechanics
390
Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscle 148 Biomechanics of Arthroplasty
400
Engineering Approaches to Standing
420
Biomechanics of the Knee 176 Biomechanics of Gait
438
Biomechanics of the Hip 202 Index
459
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