Tribology and Orthopaedics

A special issue of Osteology (ISSN 2673-4036).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021) | Viewed by 1056

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, aspects of tribology concerned with biological systems (biotribology) and tribological properties of implantable biomaterials are extremely important in orthopaedics research, especially in situations where there is movement between the implanted biomaterials or between the implanted biomaterial and the natural tissue in a physiological environment.

Currently, joint replacements are expected to work for 10–15 years; however, with increasing life expectancy, patients living more active lives, and the greater demand for all types of joint replacements, it is necessary to improve their function to provide patients with a better quality of life.

Recently, models for predicting the in-silico wear of artificial human implants constitute a fascinating research branch toward the modelling of biotribological phenomena in human joints, justifying the growing interest of researchers in these topics.

This Special Issue aims to emphasise the profound interaction between tribology and orthopaedics, promote cooperation between researchers from different scientific areas, and collect manuscripts on, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • synovial and cartilaginous natural joints: contact mechanics and lubrication;
  • artificial tissue replacements;
  • prosthesis and implants;
  • new biomaterials in orthopaedics;
  • surface modification for orthopaedic implant-bearing surfaces;
  • in-vitro and in-silico (bio)tribological and (bio)tribocorrosion models of artificial implants; and
  • biomechanical modelling of the human body for determining artificial joint load conditions.

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Ruggiero
Guest Editor

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  • biotribology
  • orthopaedics
  • arthroplasty
  • biomechanics
  • wear
  • lubrication
  • in vitro
  • in silico

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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