Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Liquid Crystals in Biotribology

Synovial Joint Treatment

Authors: Ermakov, S.F., Beletskii, A., Eismont, O., Nikolaev, V.

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  • Summarizes investigations and tribological approaches on the low-friction mechanism of synovial joints
  • Discloses the role of cholesteric liquid crystals in high lubricating and chondroprotective action
  • Explains the development of intra- and extra-articular medicaments for treatment of synovial joints
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This book summarizes the theoretical and experimental studies confirming the concept of the liquid-crystalline nature of boundary lubrication in synovial joints. It is shown that cholesteric liquid crystals in the synovial liquid play a significant role in the mechanism of intra-articular friction reduction. The results of structural, rheological and tribological research of the creation of artificial synovial liquids containing cholesteric liquid crystals in natural synovial liquids are described. These liquid crystals reproduce the lubrication properties of natural synovia and provide a high chondroprotective efficiency. They were tested in osteoarthritis models and in clinical practice.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20349-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-20348-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37371-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liquid Crystals in Biotribology
Book Subtitle
Synovial Joint Treatment
Authors
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20349-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20349-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20348-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37371-3
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 211
Number of Illustrations
96 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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