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Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury

Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0873227797

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ISBN13: 978-0873227797
ISBN10: 0873227794
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 1998
International: No

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Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0873227797

William Whiting and Ronald Zernicke

ISBN13: 978-0873227797
ISBN10: 0873227794
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

In the first book of its kind, noted biomechanists William Whiting and Ronald Zernicke explore the mechanical bases of musculoskeletal injury to better understand causal mechanisms, the effect of injury on musculoskeletal tissues, and how our current knowledge of biomechanics can contribute to injury prevention.

Never before has the broad spectrum of injury mechanics been covered so completely in a single book. From introductory biomechanics to detailed examinations of the mechanical aspects of common injuries, Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury provides a solid foundation for in-depth study. The book includes comprehensive information on

  • The basic biomechanical concepts of force, stress and strain, stiffness, and elasticity
  • The mechanics of joints that are subject to disabling injury
  • The structure of connective tissues (bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments), which are most often involved in musculoskeletal injuries, and factors such as age, gender, nutrition, and exercise, which affect the musculoskeletal system's response to force.


After providing the reader with a fundamental understanding of tissue structure and function, the authors then proceed with detailed explorations of the mechanisms of common injuries, including

  • Inversion ankle sprains, stress fractures, and other lower-extremity injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other injuries to the upper extremities, and concussions, intervertebral disc injuries, and other injuries that afflict the head, neck, and trunk.


Packed with more than 300 drawings, photos, and tables, Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury is both visually compelling and indispensable as a reference on injury mechanisms.

"The style and format of the book is excellent. It is easily read with ample illustrations."

--Don B. Chaffin, PhD, Director, Center for Ergonomics, The University of Michigan

"Finally, an authoritative text that provides a scientific foundation for understanding the mechanisms of musculoskeletal injury. Knowledge of this information is essential for several professional groups, including those interested in the biomedical aspects of injury mechanisms, those concerned with injury prevention, and those involved in facilitating recovery from injury. For individuals with these interests, this text is required reading."

--Roger M. Enoka, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder

Author Bio

Whiting, William C. : California State University - Northridge

William C. Whiting is director of the Biomechanics Laboratory and assistant professor of kinesiology at California State University, Northridge. Dr. Whiting earned his PhD in kinesiology at UCLA. He has taught courses in biomechanics for more than 10 years, and has published 25 articles and 20 research abstracts.

Dr. Whiting currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and he has served as a reviewer for a number of other scholarly journals. Dr. Whiting is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the American Society of Biomechanics; the International Society of Biomechanics; the National Strength and Conditioning Association; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Dr. Whiting has coached basketball and volleyball at the interscholastic and intercollegiate levels for 20 years and received a basketball Coach of the Year award in 1992 from the Southern California Community Newspapers. Dr. Whiting enjoys reading, camping, and hiking. He lives in Glendale, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Credits


Chapter 1. Introduction to Injury

A Definition of Injury
Perspectives on Injury

Concluding Comments
Suggested Readings


Chapter 2. Biological Tissue: Classification, Structure, and Function

Embryology: Development of the Musculoskeletal System
Types of Tissues

Concluding Comments
Suggested Readings


Chapter 3. Biomechanical Concepts

Kinematics
Kinetics
Fluid Mechanics
Joint Mechanics
Material Mechanics
Biomechanical Modeling and Simulation

Concluding Comments
Suggested Readings

Chapter 4. Tissue Biomechanics and Adaptation

Bone Biomechanics
Bone Adaptation
Articular Cartilage Biomechanics
Articular Cartilage Adaptation
Tendon and Ligament Biomechanics
Tendon and Ligament Adaptation
Skeletal Muscle Biomechanics
Skeletal Muscle Adaptation

Concluding Comments
Suggested Readings


Chapter 5. Mechanisms of Injury

Overview of Injury Mechanisms
Principles of Mechanical Loading
Principles of Injury
Tissue Injury
Compartment and Entrapment Conditions
Joint Injury

Concluding Comments
Suggested Readings


Chapter 6. Lower-Extremity Injuries

Hip Injuries
Thigh Injuries
Knee Injuries
Lower-Leg Injuries

Concluding Comments
Suggested Readings


Chapter 7. Upper-Extremity Injuries

Shoulder Injuries
Upper-Arm Injuries
Elbow Injuries
Forearm Injuries
Wrist and Hand Injuries

Concluding Comments
Suggested Readings


Chapter 8. Head, Neck, and Trunk Injuries

Head Injuries
Neck Injuries
Trunk Injuries

Concluding Comments
Suggested Readings


References
Index
About the Authors

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