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Biomaterials in Orthopaedic Surgery

Author: Federico Ángel Rodríguez-González, Ph.D., FASM   |   Hardcover   |   Product code: 05233G   |   ISBN: 978-1-61503-009-5

Classified as: Biomaterials Medical Devices

Price: $137.00 Member Price: $105.00

This book reviews the biomaterials (metallic, non-metallic and bone allografts) used for orthopaedic applications and explains both the engineering and clinical aspects of their use and performance within the human body. Successful orthopaedic device development and surgical practice requires a strong integration of different disciplines of science, including anatomy, biology, biomechanics, biomaterials, metallurgy, materials science, chemistry, and, more recently, biotechnology and nanotechnology. This volume helps bridge the gap among these disciplines, with emphasis on the fundamental principles of biomechanics and biomaterials. Case studies are used to explain and illustrate the concepts. Specific applications addressed include internal and external bone fracture fixation, hip and knee joint replacements, spine implants and disc prostheses, and the application of structural bone allografts for patients with bone tumors (sarcoma).

The concepts presented are not only applicable to current devices and surgical practice, but will also help researchers, device designers, and physicians address key issues, such as aseptic loosening of the femoral stem component, implant wear, acetabular and femoral osteolysis, among others.

This book will be useful for a broad range of researchers, clinicians, engineers, and students who are involved in the development, selection, processing, or application of orthopaedic implants.

Federico Ángel Rodríguez-González, Ph.D., FASM, is professor and research scientist with the orthopaedics and traumatology service of the Dr. José E. González University Hospital and on the faculty of medicine of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico. His background combines research, industrial experience, and teaching in mechanical engineering, metallurgy, and biomaterials. His current research interests include surface engineering; biomaterials such as ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene, metal alloys, and composites; and nuclear radiation of biomaterials (bones for sterilization, on bone tumors). He teaches courses on biomaterials and on other science and engineering topics.

  • Publisher: ASM International
  • Published: 2009
  • Pages: 200
  • ISBN: 978-1-61503-009-5