The third edition of Joint Replacement Technology provides a thoroughly updated review of recent developments in joint replacement technology. Joint replacement is a standard treatment for joint degradation and has improved the quality of life of millions of patients. Collaboration between clinicians and researchers is critical to its continued success and to meet the rising expectations of patients and surgeons.
This edition covers a range of updated and new content, ranging from chapters on materials analysis and selection, to methodologies and techniques used for joint replacement and clinical challenges of replacing specific joints. Key topics include tribological considerations and experiments; challenges in joint bearing surfaces; cementless fixation techniques; healing responses to implants. Clinical challenges and perspectives are covered with the aid of case studies.
Thanks to its widespread collaboration and international contributors, Joint Replacement Technology, Third Edition is useful for materials scientists and engineers in both academia and the biomedical industry. Chemists, clinicians, and other researchers in this area will also find this text invaluable.
- This third edition provides an updated comprehensive review of recent developments in joint replacement technology.
- Reviews a range of specific joints, biological and mechanical issues and fixation techniques.
- Includes revised and new content, such as sections on regulatory affairs, AI techniques and 3D printing.
1 Biomechanics for joint replacement 2 Tribology in joint replacement 3 Metals for joint replacement 4 Ceramics for joint replacement 5 Pyrocarbon for joint replacement 6 Joint bearing surfaces and replacement joint design 7 Cementless fixation techniques and problems 8 Acrylic cements for bone fixation in joint replacement 9 The healing response to implants used in joint replacement 10 Biological causes of prosthetic joint failure 11 Failure mechanisms in joint replacement 12 Tribology and corrosion in hip joint replacements: Materials and engineering 13 Imaging of joint prostheses 14 Hip replacement: Clinical perspectives 15 Knee replacement: Clinical perspectives 16 Total ankle arthroplasty 17 Shoulder joint replacement 18 Elbow arthroplasty 19 Small joint arthroplasty of the extremities 20 Intervertebral disc joint replacement technology 21 Replacing temporomandibular joints