Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Neural Tissue Biomechanics

Editors: Bilston, Lynne E. (Ed.)

  • Gives a complete and quantitative description of the fundamental mechanical properties of neural tissues
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Damage to the central nervous system resulting from pathological mechanical loading can occur as a result of trauma or disease. Such injuries lead to significant disability and mortality. The peripheral nervous system, while also subject to injury from trauma and disease, also transduces physiological loading to give rise to sensation, and mechanotransduction is also thought to play a role in neural development and growth. This book gives a complete and quantitative description of the fundamental mechanical properties of neural tissues, and their responses to both physiological and pathological loading. This book reviews the methods used to characterize the nonlinear viscoelastic properties of central and peripheral neural tissues, and the mathematical and sophisticated computational models used to describe this behaviour. Mechanisms and models of neural injury from both trauma and disease are reviewed from the molecular to macroscopic scale. The book provides a comprehensive picture of the mechanical and biological response of neural tissues to the full spectrum of mechanical loading to which they are exposed. This book provides a comprehensive reference for professionals involved in pre prevention of injury to the nervous system, whether this arises from trauma or disease.

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“This textbook discusses the biomechanics of brain and spinal cord injuries inc. trauma via blunt force, tumors, & hemorrhage. … This book has an international authorship and will be requisite studies for neurosurgeons, orthopaedics, and neurologists. It will be appropriate for graduate students as well.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, December, 2013)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • An Introduction to the Biomechanics of the Nervous System

    Bilston, Lynne E.

    Pages 1-9

  • Brain Tissue Mechanical Properties

    Bilston, Lynne E.

    Pages 11-24

  • Spinal Cord Mechanical Properties

    Clarke, Elizabeth C.

    Pages 25-40

  • Constitutive Modelling of Brain Tissue for Prediction of Traumatic Brain Injury

    Dommelen, J. A. W. (et al.)

    Pages 41-67

  • Modeling of the Brain for Injury Prevention

    Yang, King H. (et al.)

    Pages 69-120

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neural Tissue Biomechanics
Editors
  • Lynne E. Bilston
Series Title
Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13890-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13890-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-13889-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27005-5
Series ISSN
1868-2006
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 288
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