Upper and Lower Extremity Biomechanics

Biomechanics for health sciences – A study guide part 1
by Gerard Gorniak
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343 pages
Language:
 English
Topics include basic mechanics, upper extremity mechanics, lower extremity and gait mechanics, and tissue mechanics. There are photographs, diagrams, tables, and learning activities.
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This study guide for Biomechanics was developed from over 20 years of course materials used by thousands of students and multiple instructors to teach Biomechanics at 2 Universities and 4 campuses. There are numerous drawings, photographs, diagrams, tables; study questions and learning activities. Topics include basic mechanics; the mechanics of the shoulder complex, elbow complex, wrist complex and hand; the mechanics of the hip, knee, ankle complex, foot, and gait; the mechanics of the spine, posture and the temporomandibular joint. The final section describes the mechanics associated with connective tissues, cartilage, bone, muscle and nerve and the effects of aging on these tissues.

  1. Basic Mechanics
  2. Joint Movement 
    1. Types of Synovial Joints and their Movements 
    2. Determining Arthrokinematic Motion 
    3. Concave/Convex Rule 
    4. Joint Articular Positions 
  3. Upper Extremity 
    1. Shoulder Complex 
    2. Elbow Complex 
    3. The Wrist Complex 
    4. The Hand 
  4. Lower Extremity 
    1. Extremity Biomechanics of the Hip 
    2. The Knee 
    3. The Ankle (Talocrural) Joint 
    4. The Foot 
    5. The Hip 
    6. The Knee 
    7. The Ankle 
    8. Ankle and Foot Positions During Gait 
  5. Mechanics of Ascending and Descending Stairs 
    1. The Hip 
    2. The Knee 
    3. The Ankle 
    4. Support Limb 
    5. Non-Support Limb 
  6. Biomechanics Study Questions 
  7. Bibliography and References