Handbook of Histology Methods for Bone and Cartilage

  • Yuehuei H. An
  • Kylie L. Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yuehuei H. An, Helen E. Gruber
      Pages 3-31
  3. Structure and Function of Bone and Cartilage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. William R. Walsh, Mark Walton, Warwick Bruce, Yan Yu, Ronald M. Gillies, Martin Svehla
      Pages 35-58
    3. Torben Steiniche, Ellen M. Hauge
      Pages 59-72
    4. Jerry C. Y. Hu, Kyriacos A. Athanasiou
      Pages 73-95
  4. Tissue Harvesting, Fixation, and Preparation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Reinhold G. Erben
      Pages 99-117
    3. Robert S. Weinstein
      Pages 119-128
    4. John L. Eady
      Pages 129-142
    5. Linda L. Jenkins, Karen J. L. Burg
      Pages 143-157
    6. Antonio Scarano, Giovanna Iezzi, Adriano Piattelli
      Pages 159-165
    7. Robert A. Skinner
      Pages 167-184
    8. Yuehuei H. An, Patricia L. Moreira, Qian K. Kang, Helen E. Gruber
      Pages 185-197
    9. Antonio Scarano, Giovanna Orsini, Adriano Piattelli
      Pages 199-206
  5. Sectioning Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Qian K. Kang, Jackie C. LaBreck, Helen E. Gruber, Yuehuei H. An
      Pages 209-219
    3. Thomas W. Bauer, Diane Mahovlic
      Pages 233-242

About this book


Histologists and histochemists must spend considerable effort today to find the methods essential to perform bone and cartilage-related research. In Handbook of Histology Methods for Bone and Cartilage, Y.H. An and K.L. Martin have assembled an extensive collection of the major methods for studying the histology and histomorphometry of bone and cartilage. Described by well-experienced researchers, physicians, and technicians, the methods include techniques for bone labeling, bone sectioning, histological analysis, histomorphometric analysis, radiological examination, and contact radiography. Among the applications presented are in situ hybridization of bone and cartilage, radiological examination of calcified tissue with emphasis on bone, and dealing with histology artifacts in hard-tissue research. There are also histological techniques for the analysis of bone-implant interfaces, cartilage-defect repair, and the soft-tissue biomaterial interface. More practical than theoretical, the text is simple and straightforward, with many tables, line drawings, and micro- and macro photographs to illustrate the content. Full bibliographies at the end of each chapter guide the reader to additional detailed information.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, the Handbook of Histology Methods for Bone and Cartilage offers researchers a practical guide to all the major histological and histomorphometrical methods of bone and cartilage analysis-a gold mine of detailed techniques for the preparation of tissue from collection through fixation, embedding, sectioning, and staining.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yuehuei H. An
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kylie L. Martin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of BioengineeringClemson UniversityClemsonUSA
  3. 3.Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-417-7
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-277-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-417-7
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