Hip Biomechanics

Authored by: Farid Amirouche , Mark Gonzalez , Luke Aram

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
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The hip is an essential component to human locomotion whose mechanical unit function can be explained by the law of mechanics. This entry details the transplant process for hip replacement surgery, the biomaterial of implants, and clinical studies that test the efficacy of replacement hips of various biomaterials.

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