Skeletal Function and Form Mechanobiology of Skeletal Development, Aging, and Regeneration

ISBN-10: 0521714753
ISBN-13: 9780521714754
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

The intimate relationship between form and function inherent in the design of animals is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the musculoskeletal system. This book, about how function determines form, addresses the role of mechanical factors in the development, adaptation, maintenance, aging, and repair of skeletal tissues. The authors refer to this process as mechanobiology and develop their theme within an evolutionary framework. They show how degenerative disorders such as arthritis and osteoporosis are regulated by the same mechanical processes that influence normal development and growth. Skeletal Function and Form bridges important gaps among disciplines, providing a common ground for a multidisciplinary understanding.

Preface
Form and function
Skeletal tissue histomorphology and mechanics
Cartilage differentiation and growth
Perichondral and periosteal ossification
Endochondral growth and ossification
Cancellous bone
Skeletal tissue regeneration
Articular cartilage development and destruction
Mechanobiology in skeletal evolution
The physical nature of living things
Material characteristics
Structural characteristics
Failure characteristics

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