Ligaments and Ligamentoplasties

  • L’Hocine Yahia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction: Evaluation of Cruciate Ligament Prostheses — Critique of Current Concepts and Procedures

    1. L’H. Yahia, N. Hagemeister, G. Drouin, C. H. Rivard, S. Rhalmi, N. Newman
      Pages 1-16
  3. Fundamental Aspects of the Ligaments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. N. Duval, N. St-Onge
      Pages 19-37
    3. A. Schiavone Panni, S. Franzese, M. Denti, C. Fabbriciani
      Pages 85-97
    4. V. Kafka, J. Jírová
      Pages 99-113
  4. Artificial Ligaments: Materials and Designs, Mechanical Performance, Lifetimes, Fixation Techniques, Biofunctionality

  5. Future Trends: Tissue Engineering, Regeneration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. S. Méthot, E. A. DesRosiers, C. H. Rivard, L’H. Yahia
      Pages 343-365
    3. F. Goulet, L. Germain, C. Caron, D. Rancourt, A. Normand, F. A. Auger
      Pages 367-377
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 379-387

About this book


Prosthetic replacement of ligaments is a problem which still has not been solved. Despite the development of different synthetic implants and better knowledge of the ligament biomechanics, there is currently no prosthesis that shows satisfactory results. As a result, synthetic implants have either not been approved at all or approved by the FDA for limited use only as a replacement for the anterior cruciate ligament. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the growing knowledge of natural ligaments and to review, using a biomimetical approach, the different concepts and designs of artificial ligaments developed during the last decades. This approach is undertaken in an effort to better understand why artificial ligaments fail, to redefine design criteria, and stimulate the development of a new generation of more effective replacement devices.


biomechanics biomimetics development fixation implant instability knee knee joint ligaments mechanics prosthesis surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • L’Hocine Yahia
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomechanics/Biomaterials Research Group Biomedical Engineering InstituteEcole Polytechnique of MontrealMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64404-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60428-7
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