By Margareta Nordin, Victor Frankel
Now in its Fourth version, Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System uses an immediate and complete method of current scholars with a operating wisdom of biomechanical ideas of use within the evaluate and therapy of musculoskeletal disorder. The textual content opens with a bankruptcy that introduces the fundamental terminology and ideas of biomechanics; the rest of the e-book then specializes in the biomechanics of tissues and constructions, the biomechanics of joints, and utilized biomechanics.
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Stress values calculated from these strain measurements by Carter (1978) showed that dur- Experimentally produced torsional fracture of a canine femur.
Each preﬁx has a ﬁxed meaning and can be used with all SI units. When used with the name of the unit, the preﬁx indicates that the quantity described is being expressed in some multiple of 10 times the unit used. For example, the millimeter (mm) is used to Standard Units Named for Scientists One of the more interesting aspects of the SI system is its use of the names of famous scientists as standard units. In each case, the unit was named after a scientist in recognition of his or her contribution to the ﬁeld in which that unit plays a major role.
Examples are fractures of the base of the ﬁfth metatarsal adjacent to the attachment of the peroneus brevis tendon and fractures of the calcaneus adjacent to the attachment of the Achilles tendon. Figure 2-19 shows a tensile fracture through the calcaneus; intense contraction of the triceps surae muscle produces abnormally high tensile loads on the bone, which is problematic because bone is usually weaker in tension than in compression (Currey, 2002). indd d 35 35 FIG. 2-19 Tensile fracture through the calcaneus produced by strong T contraction of the triceps surae muscle during a tennis match.
Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System by Margareta Nordin, Victor Frankel