Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System
With Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System,respected functional anatomy authority James Watkins delivers the first book that integrates anatomy and biomechanics to describe the intimate relationship between structure and function.
Drawing from his 23 years of international teaching and research experience, Dr. Watkins creates a unique text that thoroughly explores the biomechanical characteristics of musculoskeletal components and the response and adaptation of these components to the physical stress imposed by everyday activities.
In Part I, Dr. Watkins develops the concept of the musculoskeletal system as a machine capable of generating and transmitting forces. Part IIexamines the functional anatomy of the muscular and skeletal systems, while Part IIIaddresses musculoskeletal response and adaptation to loading.
Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal Systempresents:
-(mechanical concepts and principles that underlie human movement and the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system;
-functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system featuring chapters on the skeleton, connective tissues, the articular system, joints of the axial skeleton, joints of the appendicular skeleton, the neuromuscular system, and forces in muscles and joints;
-mechanical characteristics of musculoskeletal components;
-structural adaptation of the musculoskeletal system; and
-etiology of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.