Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Biomaterials

A Tantalus Experience

Authors: Helsen, Jozef A., Missirlis, Yannis

  • Comprehensive survey of biocompatible materials with special focus on metallic and ceramic biomaterials
  • Textbook potential for biomedical and prosthesis engineering
  • Covers tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • The human body made of spare parts
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About this book

Replacement of a failing hip joint or other defective organs in the human body by artificial ‘spare parts’ has significantly improved our quality of life. These spare parts have to meet a wide spectrum of mechanical, chemical and design requirements.  In this book, the properties and selection of materials for such `spare parts’ are deduced from case studies at the start of each chapter. Hard tissue replacements (joints, long bones, dental), soft tissue (heart valves) and tissue engineering are included. The chapters also detail the three generic classes of materials: alloys (including shape memory alloys), ceramics & glasses and polymers. Separate chapters are devoted to the toxicity of implants, the metals zirconium(-zirconium oxide), tantalum, niobium and metallic glasses, soluble metals and Rapid Prototyping techniques for the fabrication of custom made prostheses.  The book concludes by a chapter on water as water is always ‘there’ and conditions the interaction between body and implant. Water is the very matrix of life on earth.   A peculiarity of the book is its ‘perspective view’, meaning that the authors looked behind the present biomaterials’ décor and included historical backgrounds (real and mythological), future developments, and the relation to nature (plants and geology).

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“This book is a textbook on biomaterials science which also includes a liberal helping of philosophy and history of science with numerous references to literature, Greek myths, and art. … The volume consists of 15 chapters and a series of appendices containing relevant physical, crystallographic, electrochemical, and solution data. …  In addition, each chapter includes some or all of the following: historical relevance, philosophical ideas, literary references, Greek mythology … which may provide ‘food for thought’ for the current and next generation of biomaterials scientists.” (Carole Perry, Materials Today, Vol. 14 (5), May, 2011)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomaterials
Book Subtitle
A Tantalus Experience
Authors
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12532-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12532-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12531-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26587-7
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 340
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