Biomechanics of Injury

Biomechanics of Injury

Edition number: Third Edition
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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No. of pages:360 pages
Size:279x215x17 mm
Weight:998 g
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Biomechanics of Injury, Third Edition, explains the biomechanical principles of injury and how injuries affect normal function of human anatomy. With hundreds of photos, illustrations, and tables, it guides readers through the mechanical concepts of injuries without heavy emphasis on mathematics.

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Biomechanics of Injury, Third Edition, explains the biomechanical principles of injury and how injuries affect the normal function of human anatomy. With a clear, accessible writing style and nearly 400 full-color photos and anatomy illustrations, it guides readers through the mechanical concepts of injuries without a heavy emphasis on mathematics.

Previously titled Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury, this third edition expands coverage of injuries beyond those of the musculoskeletal system to include the head, neck, and spine. Joining noted biomechanists Ronald Zernicke and William Whiting is concussion expert and athletic trainer Steven Broglio, who offers insights on head trauma and other neurological injuries. Unique in its evaluation of and appreciation for the intricacies of injury mechanisms, Biomechanics of Injury, Third Edition, comprehensively examines these issues:
  • The mechanical aspects of injury and the concept of injury as a stimulus for beneficial tissue adaptations
  • The effects of injury on the normal function of the human anatomy and joint mechanics
  • Mechanical parameters such as force, stress and strain, stiffness, and elasticity and their application to tissue mechanics and injury
  • How connective tissues respond to mechanical loading and how those tissues are studied to quantify their mechanical behavior
  • Factors such as age, gender, nutrition, and exercise, with an emphasis on how lifestyle choices might lessen the chance or severity of injury
  • How the principles of mechanical load and overload, use and overuse, level and progression of injury, and the many contributory factors involved in injury combine to form a backdrop for viewing specific injuries
Updated sidebars present a detailed analysis of anterior cruciate ligament injuries, rotator cuff pathologies, and concussion. In addition, the text discusses topics of current concern such as falls in older populations, throwing-related rotator cuff pathologies, and youth injuries from carrying backpacks.

Biomechanics of Injury, Third Edition, also employs learning aids to help readers understand and retain information. Objectives at the start of each chapter highlight the main concepts. Key terms appear in bold in the text and are defined in the glossary. Key Points at the end of each chapter summarize central concepts. Questions to Consider appear at the end of each chapter to test readers’ understanding and ability to apply the information presented. Updated Suggested Readings are included at the end of each chapter for readers who wish to dive deeper into selected topics.

Knowledge of the biological responses of tissues to mechanical loading improves our understanding of injury and its consequences. Biomechanics of Injury, Third Edition, will enable students and health professionals to reduce the likelihood that clients, patients, or athletes will experience painful and debilitating physical injury.
Table of Contents:
Part I. Introduction and Foundations

Chapter 1. Overview and Perspectives on Injury
Definition of Injury
Perspectives on Injury

Chapter 2. Classification, Structure, and Function of Biological Tissues
Tissue Types

Chapter 3. Basic Biomechanics
Fluid Mechanics
Joint Mechanics
Material Mechanics
Biomechanical Modeling and Simulation

Part II. Tissue Mechanics and Injury

Chapter 4. Tissue Biomechanics and Adaptation
Biomechanics of Bone
Adaptation of Bone
Biomechanics and Adaptation of Other Connective Tissues
Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscle
Adaptation of Skeletal Muscle

Chapter 5. Concepts of Injury and Healing
Overview of Injury Mechanisms
Principles of Injury
Inflammation and Entrapment Conditions
Bone Injuries
Injuries to Other Connective Tissues
Skeletal Muscle
Joint Injuries
Nonmusculoskeletal Injuries

Part III. Regional Injuries

Chapter 6. Lower-Extremity Injuries
Hip Injuries
Thigh Injuries
Knee Injuries
Lower-Leg Injuries
Ankle and Foot Injuries

Chapter 7. Upper-Extremity Injuries
Shoulder Injuries
Upper-Arm Injuries
Elbow Injuries
Forearm Injuries
Wrist and Hand Injuries

Chapter 8. Head, Neck, and Trunk Injuries
Head Injuries
Neck Injuries
Trunk Injuries