Joint Replacement Technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials 2 2nd Revised edition)

Joint Replacement Technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials 2 2nd Revised edition)

By: P. A. Revell (editor)Hardback

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This second edition of Joint Replacement Technology provides a thoroughly updated review of recent developments in joint replacement technology. Joint replacement is a standard treatment for joint degradation and has improved the quality of life of millions of patients. Collaboration between clinicians and researchers is critical to its continued success and to meet the rising expectations of patients and surgeons. Part one introduces the advances in joint replacement technology, tribological considerations and experiments, and immune and regenerative responses to joint replacements. Part two covers the materials and techniques used in joint replacement. The advantages and disadvantages of different metals are explained here, as well as the use of ceramics. This section also addresses challenges in joint bearing surfaces, design, and cementless fixation techniques. Biological and mechanical issues are considered in part three, including healing responses to implants and biological causes of prosthetic joint failure, and a new chapter on imaging of joint prostheses. Each chapter in part four describes the clinical challenges of replacing specific joints, with specific focus on hip, knee, intervertebral disc joint, shoulder arthroplasty, elbow arthroplasty, and pyrocarbon small joint arthroplasty. Thanks to its widespread collaboration and international contributors, Joint Replacement Technology is useful for materials scientists and engineers in both academia and biomedical industry. Chemists, clinicians, and other researchers in this area will also find it invaluable. * This second edition provides an updated comprehensive review of recent developments in joint replacement technology* Provides coverage for the most pertinent materials science and engineering issues in depth* Reviews the specific joints, biological and mechanical issues and fixation techniques

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About Author

Dr Peter A. Revell is Emeritus Professor at University College London. Formerly Professor of Histopathology at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, he is a past President of the European Society of Biomaterials. Professor Revell is a Fellow both of The Royal College of Pathologists and the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering.


Part 1 Introduction to joint replacement technology: Biomechanics of joints; Tribology in joint replacement; Biomaterials and the chemical environment of the body. Part 2 Materials and techniques in joint replacement: Metals for joint replacement; Ceramics for joint replacement; Joint bearing surfaces and replacement joint design; Cementless fixation techniques in joint replacement; Bone cement fixation: Acrylic cements. Part 3 Biological and mechanical issues in joint replacement: The healing response to implants used in joint replacement; Biological causes of prosthetic joint failure; Failure mechanisms in joint replacement; Tribology and corrosion in metal-on metal hip joint replacements; Predicting the lifetime of joints; Imaging of joint replacements. Part 4 Replacing specific joints: Hip replacement: Clinical perspectives; Knee replacement: clinical perspectives; Intervertebral disc joint replacement technology; Overview of total replacement of the first metatarso-phalangeal joint; Replacing shoulder joints; Replacing elbow joints; Replacing finger and toe joints with pyrolytic carbon.

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780857098412
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 724
  • ID: 9780857098412
  • weight: 1179
  • ISBN10: 0857098411
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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