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Biomaterials for Spinal Surgery

Biomaterials for Spinal Surgery (Hardback)

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There have been important developments in materials and therapies for the treatment of spinal conditions. Biomaterials for spinal surgery summarises this research and how it is being applied for the benefit of patients.After an introduction to the subject, part one reviews fundamental issues such as spinal conditions and their pathologies, spinal loads, modelling and osteobiologic agents in spinal surgery. Part two discusses the use of bone substitutes and artificial intervertebral discs whilst part three covers topics such as the use of injectable biomaterials like calcium phosphate for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty as well as scoliosis implants. The final part of the book summarises developments in regenerative therapies such as the use of stem cells for intervertebral disc regeneration.With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Biomaterials for spinal surgery is a standard reference for both those developing new biomaterials and therapies for spinal surgery and those using them in clinical practice.

Medical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesBiomedical engineeringMedical & VeterinarySurgeryNeurosurgeryTechnicalMechanical engineering & materialsMaterials scienceTesting of materials Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Publication Date: 12/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9781845699864  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Luigi Ambrosio received the doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering (1982) from the University of Naples "Federico II'. He was a Research Associate at the University of Naples (1983-1985), Research Associate at University of Connecticut, USA (1985-1986), and Visiting Scientist at Kontron Medical Inc., USA (1985- 1988). From 1989 he was appointed at the Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials, CNR, as Research Scientist (1989-2002), Senior Research Scientist (2002-2003) and Research Director (2003-today). From September 1997 to 2004 he was Adjunct Professor in Biomaterials at the University of Connecticut, USA and Treasurer of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB). He is a member of the Advisory Board and Guest Editor of International and National Scientific Journals, Council Member of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), Vice-President of the Italian Society of Biomaterials (SIB), President of the Interdisciplinary Biomaterials Group of the Italian Chemical Society and Past-President of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB). He has been nominated as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (March 2001), and Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (May 2004). Elizabeth Tanner is Professor of Mechanics of Materials and Structures at the University of Glasgow, UK. Both are noted for their research in bone biomaterials and therapies.

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