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Theoretical Biomechanics

Edited by Vaclav Klika

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

During last couple of years there has been an increasing recognition that problems arising in biology or related to medicine really need a multidisciplinary approach. For this reason some special branches of both applied theoretical physics and mathematics have recently emerged such as biomechanics, mechanobiology, mathematical biology, biothermodynamics. This first section of the book, General notes on biomechanics and mechanobiology, comprises from theoretical contributions to Biomechanics often providing hypothesis or rationale for a given phenomenon that experiment or clinical study cannot provide. It deals with mechanical properties of living cells and tissues, mechanobiology of fracture healing or evolution of locomotor trends in extinct terrestrial giants. The second section, Biomechanical modelling, is devoted to the rapidly growing field of biomechanical models and modelling approaches to improve our understanding about processes in human body. The last section called Locomotion and joint biomechanics is a collection of works on description and analysis of human locomotion, joint stability and acting forces.

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Theoretical BiomechanicsEdited by Vaclav Klika

Published: November 25th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/816

ISBN: 978-953-307-851-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6721-1

Copyright year: 2011

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62534 Total Chapter Downloads

34 Crossref Citations

65 Web of Science Citations

111 Dimensions Citations


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1. Mechanical Properties of Living Cells and Tissues Related to Thermodynamics, Experiments and Quantitative Morphology – A Review

By Miroslav Holeček, Petra Kochová and Zbyněk Tonar


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2. Mechanobiology of Fracture Healing: Basic Principles and Applications in Orthodontics and Orthopaedics

By Antonio Boccaccio and Carmine Pappalettere


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3. Evolution of Locomotor Trends in Extinct Terrestrial Giants Affected by Body Mass

By Valery B. Kokshenev and Per Christiansen


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4. Functional Data Analysis for Biomechanics

By Elizabeth Crane, David Childers, Geoffrey Gerstner and Edward Rothman


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5. Biomechanical Computer Models

By K. Engel, R. Herpers and U. Hartmann


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6. Biomechanics and Modeling of Skeletal Soft Tissues

By Rami K. Korhonen and Simo Saarakkala


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7. Biomechanical Models of Endodontic Restorations

By Antonio Pérez-González, Carmen González-Lluch, Joaquín L. Sancho-Bru, Pablo J. Rodríguez-Cervantes and José L. Iserte-Vilar


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8. Development and Validation of a Three-Dimensional Biomechanical Model of the Lower Extremity

By Shihab Asfour and Moataz Eltoukhy


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9. Feasible Simulation of Diseases Related to Bone Remodelling and of Their Treatment

By Václav Klika and František Maršík


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10. Towards a Realistic and Self-Contained Biomechanical Model of the Hand

By Joaquín L. Sancho-Bru, Antonio Pérez-González, Marta C. Mora, Beatriz E. León, Margarita Vergara, José L. Iserte, Pablo J. Rodríguez-Cervantes and Antonio Morales


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11. Estimating Lower Limb Skeletal Loading

By Timo Rantalainen and Adam Kłodowski


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12. Physical Insights Into Dynamic Similarity in Animal Locomotion. I. Theoretical Principles and Concepts

By Valery B. Kokshenev


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13. Physical Insights Into Dynamic Similarity in Animal Locomotion. II. Observation of Continues Similarity States

By Valery B. Kokshenev


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14. Induced Acceleration Analysis of Three-Dimensional Multi-Joint Movements and Its Application to Sports Movements

By Masaya Hirashima


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15. Stability During Arboreal Locomotion

By Andrew R. Lammers and Ulrich Zurcher


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16. Biomechanical Assessments in Sports and Ergonomics

By Pascal Madeleine, Afshin Samani, Mark de Zee and Uwe Kersting


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17. The Biomechanics of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Its Reconstruction

By Christopher D. S. Jones and Paul N. Grimshaw


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18. Biomechanics of the Neck

By Haibin Chen, Liying Zhang, Zhengguo Wang, King H. Yang and Albert I. King


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