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Biomaterials

An Introduction

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction to Biomaterials

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 1-6
  3. The Structure of Solids

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 7-28
  4. Characterization of Materials I

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 29-62
  5. Characterization of Materials II

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 63-77
  6. Metallic Implant Materials

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 79-115
  7. Ceramic Implant Materials

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 117-140
  8. Polymeric Implant Materials

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 141-168
  9. Composites as Biomaterials

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 169-183
  10. Structure-Property Relationships of Biological Materials

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 185-222
  11. Tissue Response to Implants

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 223-244
  12. Soft Tissue Replacement I: Sutures, Skin, and Maxillofacial Implants

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 245-264
  13. Soft Tissue Replacement II: Blood-Interfacing Implants

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 265-291
  14. Hard Tissue Replacement I: Long Bone Repair

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 293-316
  15. Hard Tissue Replacement II: Joints and Teeth

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 317-354
  16. Transplants

    • Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes
    Pages 355-370
  17. Back Matter

    Pages 371-394

About this book

This book is intended as a general introduction to the uses of artificial materials in the human body for the purposes of aiding healing, correcting deformities, and restoring lost function. It is an outgrowth of an undergraduate course for senior students in biomedical engineering, and it is offered as a text to be used in such courses. Topics include biocompatibility, techniques to minimize corĀ­ rosion or other degradation of implant materials, principles of materials science as it relates to the use of materials in the body, and specific uses of materials in various tissues and organs. It is expected that the student will have successively completed elementary courses in the mechanics of deformable bodies and in anatomy and physiology, and preferably also an introductory course in materials science prior to undertaking a course in biomaterials. Many quantitative examples are included as exercises for the engineering student. We recognize that many of these involve unrealistic simplifications and are limited to simple mechanical or chemical aspects of the implant problem. We offer as an apology the fact that biomaterials engineering is still to a great extent an empirical discipline that is complicated by many unknowns associated with the human body. In recognition of that fact, we have endeavored to describe both the successes and the failures in the use of materials in the human body. Also included are many photographs and illustrations of implants and devices as an aid to visualization.

Keywords

  • Metall
  • biomaterial
  • bone
  • composite
  • implant
  • tissue

Reviews

From a review of the first edition:
'The author has provided a well-written review of the major areas to be covered by anyone entering this field...a useful text for students, engineers, scientists, and surgeons wishing to explore this field.'
Journal of Metals

Authors and Affiliations

  • The University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

    Joon B. Park, Roderic S. Lakes

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