Despite the current successful methods and achievement of good joint implantation results, it is essential to further optimize the implants' shapes, enabling them to better resist extreme long-term mechanical demands. This book provides the orthopedic, biomechanical, and mathematical basis for the mathematical simulation of surgical techniques in orthopedics, as well as the numerical modeling of human joint replacements and simulation of their functions. It is a highly useful tool for designers, researchers, scientists, and manufacturers of joint implants who require the results of suggested experiments to improve existing shapes or to design the new shapes.
Jiri Nedoma, PhD, is a senior researcher at the Institute of Computer Science of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague ,where he also received his PhD. He is also an associate professor at the University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic. Jiri Stehlik, PhD, is the Chief of the Orthopedic Department of the Hospital of Ceske Budejovice, and an associate professor of the Charles University, Prague, where he also received his PhD. Ivan Hlavacek, PhD, DSc, is a senior researcher at the Mathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He graduated from the Czech Technical University, where he received his PhD in Applied Mathematics. Josef Danek, PhD, received his PhD in applied mathematics from the University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic, where he is currently an associate professor. He is also a research fellow at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Tatjana Dostalova, MD, PhD, DSc, is affiliated with Charles University, second Medical Faculty and the Faculty Hospital Motol, where she is the Chief of the Department of Pediatric Stomatology. Petra Preckova MSc, is a research fellow in the Medical Informatics Department at the Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.