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biomechanics

 [bi″o-mĕ-kan´iks]
the application of mechanical laws to living structures. See also kinesiology.

bi·o·me·chan·ics

(bī'ō-me-kan'iks),
The science concerned with the action of forces, internal or external, on the living body.

biomechanics

(bī′ō-mĭ-kăn′ĭks)
n.
1. (used with a sing. verb) The study of the mechanics of a living body, especially of the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The mechanics of a part or function of a living body, such as of the heart or of locomotion.

bi′o·me·chan′i·cal adj.
bi′o·me·chan′i·cal·ly adv.

biomechanics

Etymology: Gk, bios + mechane, machine
the study of mechanical laws and their application to living organisms, especially the human body and its locomotor system. biomechanic, biomechanical, adj.

biomechanics

The application of mechanical laws to living structures, specifically to the locomotor system of the human body. Biomechanics provides a forum for solving many of the problems central to designing prosthetic devices with moving parts (e.g., artificial hips and knees), which must successfully address issues of fluid pressure, mechanical stress and friction.

biomechanics

Orthopedics The application of mechanical laws to living structures, especially to the musculoskeletal system and locomotion; biomechanics addresses mechanical laws governing structure, function, and position of the human body

bi·o·me·chan·ics

(bī'ō-mĕ-kan'iks)
Thescience concerned with the mechanical principles of movement and forces in living organisms.
[G. bios, life + mēchanē, instrument]

biomechanics

the understanding of forces and their effects on (and by) the human body and implements.

biomechanics

relationship between external forces (e.g. body weight and external environment) and internal forces (e.g. active forces generated by muscle contraction and passive forces exerted on local structures by bones and joints) and the resultant effect of these forces on body movement

bi·o·me·chan·ics

(bī'ō-mĕ-kan'iks)
Science concerned with action of forces, internal or external, on the living body.

biomechanics (bī´ōməkan´iks),

biomechanics

the application of mechanical laws to living structures.
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In the last decade, extramedullary methods of fixation with various angular plates or with a compression hip screw with a plate are more and more replaced by newer intramedullary techniques because of their advantages: The surgical procedure is faster, the blood loss is smaller, the bone healing mainly remains in the reduced position with a biomechanically strong fixation that allows earlier weight bearing on the bone with less local and general complications.
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The 12-piece line of selectorized strength equipment will offer high-end and trainer-focused facilities with an unparalleled range of biomechanically superior, advanced engineered, aesthetically attractive pieces that offer an unmatched workout experience to all users.
The results show that the technique works and that the resulting composite material is at least as good biochemically and biomechanically as if the growth factors were introduced in the laboratory.
Built-in stretch allows complete range of motion, and the jacket is constructed with biomechanically accurate shooter's sleeves, shoulders, and hood.
Being cosmetically more acceptable and having the potential to provide the patients with a biomechanically stable and functional foot is a major advantage of the procedure.
Brooks Running specialise in footwear that is biomechanically engineered to provide the ultimate support and comfort for all runners.
It's never going to be the same joint, biomechanically it's different but I am going to get back to within ten per cent of what it was and that will be good enough.
Furthermore, the influence these protocols have yet to be examined for their impact on the SSC during biomechanically similar tasks.
Nonetheless biomechanically he is still a disaster, and not only injury prone he showed tendency to break down during longer spells.
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26) Since sternal fractures in these patients may be biomechanically linked with high degrees of thoracic kyphosis, similar to previous sternal fracture cases with multiple compression fractures (13, 27) and/or severe osteoporosis (6,7), these individuals being seen by the chiropractor may be more frail, have more complex health conditions and require participation in secondary prevention programs and physical activity in preventing bone loss and falls (28-30).