Biomechanics of Normal and Pathological Human Articulating Joints

  • Necip Berme
  • Ali E. Engin
  • Kelo M. Correia da Silva

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 93)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. J. P. Paul
    Pages 37-42
  3. J. P. Paul, N. Berme
    Pages 43-51
  4. T. P. Andriacchi, A. B. Strickland
    Pages 83-102
  5. J. P. Paul
    Pages 103-113
  6. N. Berme, G. Heydinger, A. E. Engin
    Pages 115-135
  7. R. Huiskes, R. van Dijk, A. de Lange, H. J. Woltring, Th. J. G. van Rens
    Pages 165-187
  8. A. E. Engin, N. Berme, N. Akkas
    Pages 189-213
  9. J. P. Renaudeaux
    Pages 215-237
  10. K. M. C. Da Silva
    Pages 239-265
  11. P. Lawes
    Pages 285-311
  12. J. P. Paul
    Pages 359-362
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 373-376

About this book


The widespread occurrence of the various forms of arthritis not only results in a great waste of manpower, but also causes immeasurable pain and suffering for the patients. Due to the limited understanding of its etiology, the currently available treatments are directed at the effects of the disease rather than its causes. The solutions available to the clinician at the advanced stages of arthritis are frequently surgical and include prosthetic replacement arthroplasty. Many advances have been made in the last decade in the basic understanding of the kinematics and kinetics of anatomical joints, as well as in the technology of joint replacement. The NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Portugal during June 20-July 1, 1983 addressed these topics and provided instruction on the advances in biomechanics of diarthrodial joints. The proceedings of this Institute are presented in this volume. Many different areas of specialization contribute to the field of joint biomechanics. Due to the complexity of each individual topic, it was not attempted here to present a complete treatise of each of these areas. Each chapter typically gives a review and a flavor of the subject matter, as well as discussing the state-of­ the-art advances in general or in specific research areas. Some of the chapters, such as those on lubrication and muscle mechanics, are more mathematically oriented than the others. Nevertheless, the reader with a non-engineering background, I trust, would still find most of the book informative and easy to read.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Necip Berme
    • 1
  • Ali E. Engin
    • 2
  • Kelo M. Correia da Silva
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Engineering MechanicsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Gulbenkian Institute of ScienceOeirasPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8762-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5117-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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