Biomechanics and bioengineering of orthopedic and cardiovascular rehabilitation

Lizhen Wang, Chia-Ying Lin, Wei Yao, Duo Wai-Chi Wong, Rui Zhu

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Abstract

Musculoskeletal problem, such as traumatic injury, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis, is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and is therefore a crucial branch of public health. Biomechanics has been proven to play a critical role in musculoskeletal pathology, treatment, and rehabilitation. Rehabilitation describes specialized healthcare dedicated to improving, maintaining, or restoring physiological strength, cognition, and mobility with maximized results. It helps an individual achieve the highest level of function or greatest independence and quality of life possible after illness, injury, or surgery using physical training, instruments, devices, or other methods. Advances in rehabilitation, including the theory, paradigm, protocol, modality, invention, and engineering, can improve the development of modern medicine and also the quality of life especially for the disabled and elderly people. The main focus of this special issue is on innovative theory and application of biomechanics to understand musculoskeletal pathology and to improve the techniques for the treatment and rehabilitation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1716809
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Healthcare Engineering
Volume2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2018

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Keywords

  • biomechanics
  • bioengineering
  • rehabilitation

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