Biomechanics: Principles and Applications

Selected Proceedings of the 3rd General Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 21–23 January 1982

  • Rik Huiskes
  • Dick H. van Campen
  • Joost R. de Wijn

Part of the Developments in Biomechanics book series (DEBI, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. ‘Keynote’ Articles

  3. Muscelo-Skeletal Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. R. P. Wells, D. A. Winter, S. Onyshko
      Pages 129-134
    3. A. Cappozzo, F. Gazzani
      Pages 141-148
    4. M. H. Vincken, C. C. A. M. Gielen, J. J. Denier van de Gon, B. M. ter Haar Romeny
      Pages 149-154
    5. A. L. Hof, B. A. Geelen, J. W. van den Berg
      Pages 155-160
    6. H. A. C. Jacob, A. H. Huggler, B. Rüttimann
      Pages 161-167
    7. M. Hubbard, J. C. Trinkle
      Pages 169-174
  4. Biomechanics of Joints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. A. de Lange, R. van Dijk, R. Huiskes, G. Selvik, Th. J. G. van Rens
      Pages 177-184
    3. A. H. Soni, M. R. Gudavalli, J. A. Sullivan, A. G. Patwardhan
      Pages 205-210
  5. Biomechanics of Bone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. M. Cornelissen, P. Cornelissen, G. van der Perre
      Pages 213-218
    3. A. Ekeland, L. B. Engesaeter, N. Langeland
      Pages 227-232
    4. S. Vukicević, W. Plitz, D. Vukicević, I. Vinter, M. Bergmann
      Pages 233-239
    5. W. E. Caler, D. R. Carter, R. Vasu, J. C. McCarthy, W. H. Harris
      Pages 241-245
    6. J. C. Behiri, W. Bonfield
      Pages 247-251
    7. H. J. Grootenboer, A. F. J. Weersink
      Pages 253-260
    8. M. Portigliatti Barbos, P. Bianco, A. Ascenzi
      Pages 261-266
  6. Orthopaedic Implants and Fracture Fixation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. J. Ypma, J. R. de Wijn, R. Huiskes
      Pages 275-282
    3. U. P. Wyss, M. Doerig, O. Frey, N. Gschwend
      Pages 291-297
    4. U. Soltesz, H. J. Hehne, R. Desiderato, J. Riedmüller
      Pages 319-324
    5. D. J. Pratt, P. Bowker, J. M. Scott, D. Wardlaw, J. McLauchlan
      Pages 331-336
  7. Cardio-Vascular Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. E. Barta, M. Israeli, Y. Kivity
      Pages 339-343
    3. D. Elad, Y. Kivity, A. Foux, Y. Lanir
      Pages 345-352
    4. J. C. Lelievre, C. Lacombe, D. Quemada
      Pages 353-357
    5. T. Yamaguchi, S. Kikkawa, K. Tanishita, M. Sugawara, K. H. Parker
      Pages 359-366
    6. T. Arts, S. Meerbaum, R. S. Reneman, E. Corday
      Pages 367-371

About this book


Biomechanics as a scientific activity is not new. Already involved (or so it is said) in its practice were Aristotle (384-327 BC) and Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Recently, however, it has become fashionable as a separate field, as witnessed by the existence of a Journal of Biomechanics (1968), an Interna­ tional (1973), a European (1976) and an American (1977) Society of Biomechanics, and an amount of (usually recently erected) Biomechanics Laboratories at Uni­ versities or other institutions throughout the world. If one or~anises a Con­ ference on Biomechanics, a relatively large number of scientists leave their cubicles or workshops to visit the place of worship. It becomes quickly evident, however, that such a forum for scientific communication is far from being homo­ geneous. All are not of the same believe, and the variety in professional inte­ rests almost parallels the number of attendants. "Biomechanics, the science of applying methods and principles of Mechanics to biological tissues and medical problems" is a definition which, in one form or another, has found wide acceptance among biomecanicians. Nevertheless, Bio­ mechanics is interwoven and thus often confused with other scientific endeavors. It is colored differently by its many fields of application (e. g. Orthopaedic and Cardio-Vascular Surgery, Dentistry, Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine, Injury Prevention, Sports and others), and the backgrounds of its disciplina­ ries. It partly overlaps sciences as Biomaterials, Medical Physics and Biophy­ sics, Physiology, and Functional Anatomy.



Editors and affiliations

  • Rik Huiskes
    • 1
  • Dick H. van Campen
    • 2
  • Joost R. de Wijn
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringTwente University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty of DentistryUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7680-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7678-8
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