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Biomechanics in Applications

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. The Biomechanics in Application is focusing on experimental praxis and clinical findings. The first section is devoted to Injury and clinical biomechanics including overview of the biomechanics of musculoskeletal injury, distraction osteogenesis in mandible, or consequences of drilling. The next section is on Spine biomechanics with biomechanical models for upper limb after spinal cord injury and an animal model looking at changes occurring as a consequence of spinal cord injury. Section Musculoskeletal Biomechanics includes the chapter which is devoted to dynamical stability of lumbo-pelvi-femoral complex which involves analysis of relationship among appropriate anatomical structures in this region. The fourth section is on Human and Animal Biomechanics with contributions from foot biomechanics and chewing rhythms in mammals, or adaptations of bats. The last section, Sport Biomechanics, is discussing various measurement techniques for assessment and analysis of movement and two applications in swimming.

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Biomechanics in ApplicationsEdited by Vaclav Klika

Published: September 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1424

ISBN: 978-953-307-969-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6775-4

Copyright year: 2011

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102577 Total Chapter Downloads

74 Crossref Citations

102 Web of Science Citations

162 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury

By IL Gitajn and EK Rodriguez


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2. Assessment of Maxillary Distraction Forces in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients

By Eduardo Yugo Suzuki and Boonsiva Suzuki


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3. Drilling of Bone: Practicality, Limitations and Complications Associated with Surgical Drill-Bits

By Nicky Bertollo and William Robert Walsh


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4. Application of Growth Factors for Enhancement of Mechanical Strength of Grafted Tendon Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

By Harukazu Tohyama and Kazunori Yasuda


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5. Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPO) in Long Bone Fractures – Biomechanics – Design – Clinical Results

By Paul Dan Sirbu, Tudor Petreus, Razvan Asaftei, Grigore Berea and Paul Botez


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6. Applications of Upper Limb Biomechanical Models in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

By Angel Gil-Agudo, Antonio del Ama-Espinosa, Ana de los Reyes-Guzmán, Alberto Bernal-Sahún and Eduardo Rocón


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7. Adaptations of the Motor System in Animal Models of Spinal Cord Injury and Disuse

By Pierre A. Guertin


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8. Biomechanics of the Craniovertebral Junction

By Jeffrey G. Clark, Kalil G. Abdullah, Thomas E. Mroz and Michael P. Steinmetz


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9. A Pure Moment Based Tester for Spinal Biomechanics

By Ti-Sheng Chang, Jia-Hao Chang and Ching-Wei Cheng


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10. Analysis of the Dynamic Sagittal Balance of the Lumbo-Pelvi-Femoral Complex

By Legaye Jean


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11. Potentialities and Criticalities of Plantar Pressure Measurements in the Study of Foot Biomechanics: Devices, Methodologies and Applications

By Claudia Giacomozzi


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12. Mammalian Oral Rhythms and Motor Control

By Geoffrey Gerstner, Shashi Madhavan and Elizabeth Crane


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13. Biomechanical, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Adaptations of Bats and the Case of the Small Community of Bats in Chile

By Mauricio Canals L, Jose Iriarte-Diaz and Bruno Grossi


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14. Factors Influencing Proprioception: What do They Reveal?

By Fernando Ribeiro and José Oliveira


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15. Kinesiological Electromyography

By Vladimir Medved and Mario Cifrek


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16. Biomechanics of Competitive Swimming Strokes

By Tiago M. Barbosa, Daniel A. Marinho, Mário J. Costa and António J. Silva


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17. Investigation of the Unsteady Mechanism in the Generation of Propulsive Force While Swimming Using a Synchronized Flow Visualization and Motion Analysis System

By Kazuo Matsuuchi and Yuki Muramatsu


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