Principles of Human Joint Replacement

Design and Clinical Application

  • Frederick F. Buechel
  • Michael J. Pappas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 1-32
  3. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 33-70
  4. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 71-84
  5. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 85-169
  6. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 171-262
  7. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 263-374
  8. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 375-431

About this book


This book is written for the users and designers of joint replacements. In its second extended edition it conveys to the reader the knowledge accumulated by the authors during their forty year effort on the development of replacement devices for the lower limb for the purpose of aiding the reader in their design and evaluation of joint replacement devices. The early chapters describe the engineering, scientific and medical principles needed for replacement joint evaluation. One must understand the nature and performance of the materials involved and their characteristics in vivo, i.e. the response of the body to implant materials. It is also essential to understand the response of the implants to applied loading and motion, particularly in the hostile physiological environment. A chapter describes the design methodology now required for joint replacement in the USA and EU countries. The remaining chapters provide a history of joint replacement, an evaluation of earlier and current devices and sample case histories of some of the authors’ devices. The present second edition includes various additional case reports as well as a new chapter devoted to the shoulder.

Drs. Buechel, an orthopaedic surgeon, and Pappas, a professor of Mechanical Engineering, are the designers of several successful joint replacement systems. The most well-known of these is the pioneering LCS knee replacement.


Ankle Replacement Artificial Joint Hip Replacement Human Joint Replacement Knee Implant Lower Limb Implant Orthopaedic Materials Replacement Devices Shoulder Replacement

Authors and affiliations

  • Frederick F. Buechel
    • 1
  • Michael J. Pappas
    • 2
  1. 1.South Mountain OrthopaedicsSouth OrangeUSA
  2. 2.Jensen BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15310-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15311-7
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