Biomechanics in Orthopedics

  • Shigeo Niwa
  • Stephan M. Perren
  • Tomokazu Hattori

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. New Aspects of Orthopedic Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fracture

      1. Stephan M. Perren
        Pages 3-12
    3. Ligament

      1. Savio L-Y. Woo, Douglas J. Adams, Shinro Takai
        Pages 13-30
    4. Spine

      1. John H. Evans
        Pages 31-45
    5. Hip Joint

    6. Knee Joint

      1. John J. O’Connor, John W. Goodfellow
        Pages 76-101
    7. Gait

    8. Biomaterials

  3. Modern Trends of Orthopedic Biomechanics in Japan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Fracture

      1. Yoshinori Miyasaka, Minoru Sakurai, Toshimitsu A. Yokobori, Shigeru Sasaki
        Pages 177-182
      2. Kiyoshi Mabuchi, Hiromichi Fujie, Yoshiro Yamatoku, Makoto Yamamoto, Tadashi Sasada
        Pages 183-193
    3. Spine

    4. Hip Joint

      1. Yasuhiro Okumura, Shinichi Imura, Hironori Oomori, Kouzou Ichihashi, Hideyuki Takedani
        Pages 204-209
      2. Yukio Yoshida, Nobuo Matsui, Yoichi Taneda, Hirotaka Iguchi
        Pages 210-219
    5. Knee Joint

      1. Hiroyuki Nakamura, Masahiro Inoue, Konsei Shino, Norimasa Nakamura, Keiro Ono
        Pages 220-228
      2. N. Yoshino, N. Inoue, Y. Watanabe, F. Yamashita, Y. Hirasawa, T. Hirai et al.
        Pages 253-262
      3. Kenjiro Yoshida, Kanji Asada, Akira Shimazu, Hiroshi Sakane
        Pages 263-272
    6. Gait Analysis

      1. Kenji Kawate, Yutaka Ohneda, Susumu Tamai
        Pages 273-281
    7. Miscellaneous

      1. Masanori Oka, Ken Ikeuchi, Sadami Tsutsumi, Takao Yamamuro, Takashi Noguchi, Takashi Nakamura
        Pages 282-298
      2. Takatoshi Ide, Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Shigeru Tatsugi
        Pages 299-306
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 323-325

About this book


A major part of orthopedics is the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases caused by structural disorders and mechanical breakdown of living tissue. Therefore, biomechanical consideration of static structures and dynamic mechanisms is compulsory for both diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic diseases. Previous biomechanical studies have enabled great advances in orthopedic implant technology, such as artificial joint replacement and instrumentation for spinal fusion. Consequently the importance of biomechanics is increasing more and more in daily clinical practice and development. In addition, biomaterial research into mechanical properties and tissue reactions of implant materials is certainly an important area of related study. This book is comprised of 22 papers presented at the International Seminar on Biomechanics in Orthopedics and the 17th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Orthopedic Biomechanics, held in Nagoya in 1990. The volume contains full descriptions of both conventional and updated knowledge of the spine, ligaments, artificial joint replacement in the hip and knee, fracture treatment, and gait analysis, as well as biomaterials. I earnestly hope that this book will be of benefit to readers in daily clinical work and research. To close, I would like to thank profoundly the two coeditors, Prof. S.M. Perren and Mr. T. Hattori, and also a quiet supporter Mrs. J. Buchanan in Davos, for their cooperation in producing this book.


Orthopedics Osteotom arthroplasty biomaterial biomechanics bone fixation fracture hip implant knee mechanics osteotomy rehabilitation robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Shigeo Niwa
    • 1
  • Stephan M. Perren
    • 2
  • Tomokazu Hattori
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryAichi Medical UniversityNagakute, AichiJapan
  2. 2.AO/ASIF Research InstituteDavos PlatzSwitzerland

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