By P. Tranquilli Leali, A. Merolli (auth.), Antonio Merolli, Thomas J. Joyce (eds.)
This concise yet finished e-book is the 1st e-book dedicated to the purposes of biomaterials in hand surgical procedure. It provides uncomplicated wisdom within the box of biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medication, implant layout, and hand joint prostheses, and explores intensive the main subject of metacarpophalangeal joint prostheses in rheumatoid sufferers. in addition, the amount stories the learn tendencies for flexor tendon fix and offers new demanding principles for regeneration of peripheral nerves by means of synthetic nerve courses. the most goal of this paintings is to supply details in one committed publication that would therefore characterize a short and up-to-date reference for orthopedic surgeons, hand and plastic surgeons, rheumatologists, and fabrics scientists, in addition to mechanical engineers and citizens in those fields.
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Clearly, the most wide-ranging applications are in those areas where mechanical loading is a key parameter, for instance orthopedics and dentistry. Certainly, in addition to FEM’s unique properties, much of the success in this field is 3 The Finite Element Method for the Design of Biomedical Devices 33 due to the great number of commercial FEM packages that are available today. These have the great advantage of also making FEM available to personnel who are not trained specifically in the mathematical subtleties of the method.
Moreover, if the mathematical model is linear, these algebraic equations constitute a linear system of equations with the same number of equations as unknowns, and this number is directly proportional to the number of nodes of the mesh. It is exactly for this reason that, as we noted earlier, if the problem is well posed in terms of boundary conditions, the computer will inevitably find the solution to the problem. , roughly speaking, to divide the general problem into a sequence of smaller steps.
As a consequence we will simplify the problem considerably, to the point that the results we will obtain cannot be considered reliable from a clinical point of view. It is not the intention of the authors to provide the readers with an accurate representation of the stress fields arising in bone due to the presence of a prosthesis; there are plenty of excellent papers in the scientific literature that are interested in this. We just want to show, hopefully in a clear way, the procedure used to perform such an analysis.
Biomaterials in Hand Surgery by P. Tranquilli Leali, A. Merolli (auth.), Antonio Merolli, Thomas J. Joyce (eds.)