States Academic Press
Physical Education, Sports and Rehabilitation - Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine
The study of the structure, motion and function of the mechanical aspects of biological systems from whole organisms to organs, cells and cell organelles using the methods of mechanics is referred to as biomechanics. It is a branch of biophysics. The study of biomechanics spans from the inner workings of a cell to the movement and development of limbs as well as the mechanical properties of soft tissue and bones. There are several subfields of biomechanics such as biofluid mechanics, biotriobology, comparative biomechanics, computational biomechanics, experimental biomechanics, continuum biomechanics, plant biomechanics, sports biomechanics and many more. Biomechanics has various applications in the orthopedic industry, such as designing orthopedic implants for human joints, dental parts, external fixations and other medical purposes. This book elucidates the concepts and innovative models around prospective developments in relation to applied biomechanics. It is compiled in such a manner, that it will provide in-depth knowledge about the theory and practice of applied biomechanics. Those with an interest in the field of applied biomechanics would find this book helpful.