Design of Artificial Human Joints & Organs, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 146146255X
  • ISBN-13: 9781461462552
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 419 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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​Design of Artificial Human Joints & Organs is intended to present the basics of the normal systems and how, due to aging, diseases or trauma, body parts may need to be replaced with manmade materials. The movement of the body generates forces in various work situations and also internally at various joints, muscles and ligaments. It is essential to figure out the forces, moments, pressure etc to design replacements that manage these stresses without breaking down. The mechanical characterization of the hard and the soft tissues are presented systematically using the principles of solid mechanics. The viscoelastic properties of the tissue will also discussed. This text covers the design science and methodology from concept to blueprint  to the final component being replaced. Each chapter will be a brief overview of various joint/organ replacement systems. Engineers working on artificial joints and organs, as well as students of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering are the main intended audience, however, the pedagogy is simple enough for those who are learning the subject for the first time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Tile Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Overview of Human System and Its Artificial Replacement.
2: Mechanical Properties of Biological Materials.
3: Basics of Design Process.
4: Biomaterials and Its Characterization.
5: Dental Implants: Their Design and Manufacture.
6: The Design of a Bone Fracture-Fixation Device.
7: The Shoulder Joint and Its Artificial Replacement.
8: The Elbow Joint and Its Artificial Replacement.
9: The Wrist Joint and Its Artificial Replacement.
10: The Finger Joint and Its Artificial Replacement.
11: The Hip Joint and Its Artificial Replacement.
12: The Knee Joint and Its Artificial Replacement.
13: The Ankle Joint and Its Artificial Replacement.
14: The Eye and Its Artificial Replacement.
15: The Lung and Its Transplantation and Artificial Replacement.
16: Design of the Total Artificial Heart.
17: The Design of Heart Valves.
18: The Kidney and Its Artificial Replacement.
19: Skin and the Design of Artificial Skin.
20: The Artificial Pancreas.
21: The Liver and Its Artificial Replacement.
22: Female Organs and Their Artificial Replacements.
23: The Medical Device Market and Ethical Issues of Implants.
24: The Manufacturing, Testing, and Sterilization of Implants.