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Biomechanics

Amy B. Zavatsky

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.0008

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Biomechanics

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A knowledge of basic biomechanical principles is key to understanding and developing the practice of orthopaedic surgery

Mathematical models can be used to calculate forces and strains in musculoskeletal tissues

The musculoskeletal system is highly indeterminate

It is important to know the mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues so that suitable replacements can be found

Forces in the joints and muscles can be several times larger than the external loads applied to the body.

Chapter.  6061 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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