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Biomaterials in Orthopedics

2003 Edition, October 17, 2003

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ISBN: 978-0-8247-4294-2
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  • Revision: 2003 Edition, October 17, 2003
  • Published Date: October 17, 2003
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 465
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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This reference text Biomaterials in Orthopedics contains cutting-edge presentations by leading authorities dealing with the critical issues surrounding materials for bone repair and reconstruction. The chapters cover the use of a wide range of biomaterials from bioabsorbables to ceramics and metals. With input from scientific, engineering, and clinical professionals the text highlights the multi-disciplinary nature of biomaterial development and application.

Beginning with discussions of the fundamental aspects of biocompatibility and interfacial phenomena, the text then moves on to discussions of emerging bioabsorbable materials and novel advancements in time-honored ceramic and metallic bone repair biomaterials. Applications to traditional orthopedic sectors are considered along with those to oral and maxillofacial reconstruction and ever-challenging spinal applications. Despite the long history of orthopedic biomaterials, it is amazingly clear that the field begs for new solutions to clinical demands. Active lifestyles and aging populations drive a market that showcases the need for a strengthening in the battery of biomaterials in the surgeon's toolcase.

This text offers a wealth of valuable data and experience that will be of use to all bioengineers, materials scientists, and clinicians concerned with the properties, performance, and use of bone repair biomaterials—from research engineers faced with designing materials to surgeons interested in material biocompatibility and performance. The chapters, some of which include case studies, provide rich insights into our experiences today with a broad spectrum of contributing authors. The book focuses on discussion of the following:

Issues of biomaterial performance and biocompatibility

The rationale for designing bioabsorbable biomaterials for bone repair

Techniques for enhancing the surface properties of biomaterials

Developments in mechanical optimization of orthopedic biomaterials, and

Advances in fillers, cements and devices.

The orthopedic industry is currently one of the strongest market performers, and biomaterials are a key ingredient to this dynamic growth. Optimization of orthopedic biomaterials is in a constant state of activity, as old materials fail to withstand the tests of time and modern techniques and procedures drive the demand for new materials and devices. This text highlights the aggressive approaches necessary to address this demand.