Bone Repair Biomaterials (Hardcover)

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By J. A. Planell (Editor)
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Bone repair is a fundamental part of the rapidly expanding medical care sector and has benefited from many recent technological developments. With an increasing number of technologies available, it is vital that the correct technique is selected for specific clinical procedures. This unique book will provide a comprehensive review of the materials science, engineering principles and recent advances in this important area.

The first part of the book reviews the fundamentals of bone repair and regeneration. Chapters in the second part discuss the science and properties of biomaterials used for bone repair such as metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. The final section of the book discusses clinical applications and considerations with chapters on such topics as orthopaedic surgery, tissue engineering, implant retrieval and ethics of bone repair biomaterials.

With its distinguished editors and team of international contributors, Bone repair biomaterials is an invaluable reference for researchers and clinicians within the biomedical industry and academia.

About the Author

Professor Josep A. Planell and Professor Damien Lacroix are highly regarded for their biomedical research at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain.

Dr. Serena Best is Reader in Ceramics and Medical Materials at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Dr. Antonio Merolli is Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy and has worked extensively on in-vivo testing of biomaterials for bone repair.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781845693855
ISBN-10: 184569385X
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Publication Date: August 26th, 2009
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials