Biomaterials and Medical Tribology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857092200
  • ISBN-13: 9780857092205
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 490 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Medical tribology can be defined as the science of tribological phenomena in the human body, both those that naturally occur in the tissues or organs and those that arise after implantation of an artificial device, while biomaterials are inert substances designed to be incorporated into living systems. Biomaterials and medical tribology brings together a collection of high quality articles and case studies focussing on new research and developments in these two important fields.The book provides details of the different types of biomaterial available and their applications, including nanoparticles for biomedical applications, synergism effects during fiction and fretting corrosion experiments, application of biomedical-grade titanium alloys in trabecular bone and artificial joints, fatigue strengthening of an orthopaedic Ti6AI4V alloy, wear determination on retrieved metal-on-metal hip arthoplasty, natural articular joints, the importance of bearing porosity in engineering and natural lubrication, tribological characterization of human tooth enamel, and finally, liposome-based carrier systems and devices used for pulmonary drug delivery.Biomaterials and medical tribology is an essential reference for materials scientists, engineers, and researchers in the field of medical tribology. The title also provides an overview for academics and clinicians in this area.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Contributors.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials.
1: Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications: Current Status, Trends and Future Challenges.
2: Synergism Effects during Friction and Fretting Corrosion Experiments – Focusing on Biomaterials Used as Orthopedic Implants.
3: Application of Biomedical-Grade Titanium Alloys in Trabecular Bone and Artificial Joints.
4: Fatigue Strengthening of an Orthopedic Ti6al4v Alloy: What is the Potential of a Final Shot Peening Process?.
5: Wear Determination on Retrieved Metal-On-Metal Hip Arthroplasty: An Example of Extreme Wear.
6: Natural Articular Joints: Model of Lamellar-Roller-Bearing Lubrication and the Nature of the Cartilage Surface.
7: Importance of Bearing Porosity in Engineering and Natural Lubrication.
8: Tribological Characterization of Human Tooth Enamel.
9: Liposome-Based Carrier Systems and Devices Used for Pulmonary Drug Delivery.