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Now in its Fourth Edition, Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System uses a direct and comprehensive approach to present students with a working knowledge of biomechanical principles of use in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. The text opens with a chapter that introduces the basic terminology and concepts of biomechanics; the remainder of the book then focuses on the biomechanics of tissues and structures, the biomechanics of joints, and applied biomechanics. Features: - New and updated art throughout the book enhances comprehension - Expanded coverage of gait analysis and abnormal gait based on reviewer feedback - Additional clinical case studies to further the link between knowledge and practice - Practice questions that encourage students to apply what they?ve learned - In-depth explanations of biological and mechanical concepts - Comprehensive coverage of basic biomechanics for all human joints - Biomechanical knowledge integrated into clinical training for patient care - Contributions from a variety of disciplines including orthopaedic surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine, biomechanical engineering, and anesthesiology - Calculation boxes with biomechanical computations to promote comprehensive of biomechanical principles - Practical examples and clinical case studies that actively apply biomechanical knowledge to practice
ISBN: 9781609133351 ISBN-10: 1609133358 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 528 Published: 15th February 2012 Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.3
Weight (kg): 1.19
Edition Number: 4