Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. G. Poitout
      Pages 3-10
  3. Biocompatible Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Biomaterials Used in Orthopedics

      1. D. G. Poitout
        Pages 15-20
      2. T. Yamamuro
        Pages 22-33
      3. P. Mainil-Varlet, X. Wang, R. P. Jakob
        Pages 35-53
      4. D. G. Poitout
        Pages 54-64
      5. P. Bonnevialle, D. Clément
        Pages 76-85
      6. J. Lu
        Pages 86-100
      7. P. Frayssinet
        Pages 101-108
    3. Biomaterials with Pharmacologic Activities

      1. P. Hernigou
        Pages 111-115
    4. Mechanical and Physicochemical Aspects

      1. W. H. Akeson, A. Giurea
        Pages 126-136
      2. J. Tamura, K. Kawanabe, T. Nakamura
        Pages 137-142
      3. B. Masson, R. Rack, G. Willmann, H. G. Pfaff
        Pages 143-158
      4. C. Wang, Y. Wang
        Pages 168-178
      5. K. Dai, C. Q. Ning
        Pages 179-184
  4. Tissue Biomechanics and Histomorphometry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Histology and Bone Architecture

    3. Pathology of the Cartilage and Articular Physiology

      1. P. Frayssinet, J. L. Jouve, E. Viehweger
        Pages 219-228
      2. D. G. Poitout, P. Tropiano, B. Ripoll, G. Marck
        Pages 247-252
      3. D. G. Poitout, P. Tropiano, B. Ripoll, G. Marck
        Pages 253-254
  5. Biomechanics of the Bone Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. J. Dubousset
      Pages 257-281
    3. S. Saito, A. Kusaba, U. K. Lewandrowski
      Pages 282-286
    4. G. Bollini, E. Viewegher, J. M. Guillaume, F. Launay, J. L. Jouve
      Pages 287-293
    5. A. Kusaba, S. Saito
      Pages 294-297
    6. S. Saito, A. Kusaba
      Pages 298-305
  6. Applications of Biomechanical Principles to Orthopedics and Traumatology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. J.-N. Argenson, J.-P. Aubaniac, P.-H. Vallotton, T. Clerc, P. J. Rubin, P. F. Leyvraz
      Pages 309-327
    3. B. Ripoll, D. G. Poitout
      Pages 328-329
    4. E. Gautier, R. P. Jacob
      Pages 330-350
  7. Applications of Biomechanics Principles to Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. B. T. Allende, B. L. Allende
      Pages 362-373
  8. Articular Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. Upper limb

      1. Y. Mochizuki, Y. Ikuta, A. Ikeda, I. Yoshii
        Pages 397-402
    3. Spine

About this book


Current clinical orthopedic practice requires practitioners to have extensive knowledge of a wide range of disciplines from molecular biology to bioengineering and from the application of new methods to the evaluation of outcome. The biomechanics of and biomaterials used in orthopedics have become increasingly important as the possibilities have increased to treat patients with foreign material introduced both as optimized osteosynthesis after trauma and as arthroplasties for joint diseases, sequelae of trauma or for tumor treatment. Furthermore, biomaterial substitutes are constantly being developed to replace missing tissue. Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Orthopedics provides an important update within this highly important field. Professor Dominique Poitout has collected a series of high-quality chapters by globally renowned researchers and clinicians. Under the auspices of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT) and International Society of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Research (SIROT), this book now provides permanent and specific access to the considerable international knowledge in the field of locomotor system trauma and disease treatment using the novel bioengineering solutions. This book covers both basic concepts concerning biomaterials and biomechanics as well as their clinical application and the experience from everyday practical use. This book will be of great value to specialists in orthopedics and traumatology, while also provide an important basis for graduate and postgraduate learning.


Biomaterial Biomechanics Orthopedics Trauma bioengineering surgery tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominique G. Poitout
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de TraumatologieCentre Hospitalo-Universitaire NordMarseille Cedex 20France

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