Principles of Human Joint Replacement

Design and Clinical Application

  • Frederick F. Buechel
  • Michael J. Pappas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 1-35
  3. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 37-76
  4. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 77-90
  5. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 91-151
  6. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 153-222
  7. Frederick F. Buechel, Michael J. Pappas
    Pages 223-322

About this book


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. They have written this book for the users and designers of joint replacements. It is an attempt to convey to the reader the knowledge accumulated by the authors during their thirty five 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  description of the design rationale for some of the authors devices with which the authors are, of course, quite familiar.


Ankle Hip Human Joint Replacement Lower Limb Replacement Devices Ortophaedic Materials

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23010-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23011-0
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