Journal of Biomechanics (J BIOMECH )
The Journal of Biomechanics publishes reports of original and substantial findings using the principles of mechanics to explore biological problems. Analytical, as well as experimental papers may be submitted. Substantially new techniques not testing some explicit hypothesis or reporting original observations may be considered for Technical Notes. The criteria for acceptance of manuscripts include excellence, novelty, significance, clarity, conciseness and interest to the readership. Papers published in the journal may cover a wide range of topics in biomechanics, including, but not limited to: Fundamental Topics - Dynamics of the musculoskeletal system, mechanics of hard and soft tissues, mechanics of muscles, mechanics of bone remodelling, mechanics of implant-tissue interfaces, mechanisms of cells. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Biomechanics - Mechanics of blood flow, air flow, mechanics of the soft tissues, flow-tissue or flow-prosthesis interactions. Dental Biomechanics - Design and analysis of dental prostheses, mechanics of chewing. Injury Biomechanics - Mechanics of impact, dynamics of man-machine interaction. Orthopedic Biomechanics - Mechanics of fracture and fracture fixation, mechanics of implants and implant fixation, mechanics of bones and joints. Rehabilitation Biomechanics - Analyses of gait, mechanics of prosthetics and orthotics. Sports Biomechanics - Mechanical analyses of sports performance. Cell Biomechanics - Relationship of mechanical environment to cells and tissue responses.The journal is affiliated to the American Society of Biomechanics, the International Society of Biomechanics. and the European Society of Biomechanics. The journal is featured in 'Biomechanics World Wide'.
- Impact factor2.72Show impact factor historyHide impact factor history
- 5-year impact3.03
- Cited half-life9.10
- Immediacy index0.33
- Article influence0.92
- WebsiteJournal of Biomechanics website
- Other titlesJournal of biomechanics
- Material typePeriodical, Internet resource
- Document typeJournal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource
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Publications in this journal
- Journal of Biomechanics 06/2014;
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ABSTRACT: Medial knee osteoarthritis is a debilitating disease. Surgical and conservative interventions are performed to manage its progression via reduction of load on the medial compartment or equivalently its surrogate measure, the external adduction moment. However, some studies have questioned this correlation between the medial load and adduction moment. Adequate understanding of the role of kinematics-kinetics parameters is crucial in proper management of knee osteoarthritis. Using a musculoskeletal model of the lower extremity driven by kinematics-kinetics of asymptomatic subjects at midstance of gait, we aim here to quantify the relative effects of changes in knee adduction rotation versus changes in adduction moment on the joint response and medial/lateral load partitioning. The reference adduction rotation of 1.6° is altered by ±1.5° to 3.1° and 0.1° or the knee reference adduction moment of 17 Nm is varied by ±50% to 25.5 Nm and 8.5 Nm. Quadriceps, hamstrings and tibiofemoral contact forces substantially increased as adduction rotation dropped and diminished as adduction rotation increased. The medial/lateral ratio of contact forces slightly altered by changes in the adduction moment but a larger adduction rotation increased the medial over lateral ratio from 8.8 to a whopping 90 while in contrast a smaller adduction rotation yielded a more uniform distribution. If the aim is to diminish the medial contact force irrespective of the lateral load, a drop of 1.5o in adduction rotation is much more effective by diminishing the medial load by 12% than reducing the adduction moment by 50% that only slightly (4%) decreases this load. Substantial role of changes in adduction rotation is due to the associated alterations in joint nonlinear passive resistance. These findings explain the poor correlation between knee adduction moment and tibiofemoral compartment loading during gait suggesting that the internal load partitioning is dictated by the joint adduction rotation.Journal of Biomechanics 02/2014;
- Journal of Biomechanics 01/2014;
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ABSTRACT: Lumbar interbody fusion cages are commonly used to treat painful spinal degeneration and instability by achieving bony fusion. Many different cage designs exist, however the effect of cage morphology and material properties on the fusion process remains largely unknown. This finite element model study aims to investigate the influence of different cage designs on bone fusion using two mechano-regulation algorithms of tissue formation. It could be observed that different cages play a distinct key role in the mechanical conditions within the fusion region and therefore regulate the time course of the fusion process.Journal of Biomechanics 01/2014;
Article: Journal of BiomechanicsJournal of Biomechanics 01/2014;
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ABSTRACT: Biomechanical analyses of the head and neck system require knowledge of neck muscle forces, which are often estimated from neck muscle volumes. Here we use magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of 17 subjects (6 females, 11 males) to develop a method to predict the volumes of 16 neck muscles by first predicting the total neck muscle volume (TMV) from subject sex and anthropometry, and then predicting individual neck muscle volumes using fixed volume proportions for each neck muscle. We hypothesized that the regression equations for total muscle volume as well as individual muscle volume proportions would be sex specific. We found that females have 59% lower TMV compared to males (females: 510±43cm(3), males: 814±64cm(3); p<0.0001) and that TMV (in cm(3)) was best predicted by a regression equation that included sex (male=0, female=1) and neck circumference (NC, in cm): TMV=269+13.7NC-233Sex (adjusted R(2)=0.868; p<0.01). Individual muscle volume proportions were not sex specific for most neck muscles, although small sex differences existed for three neck muscles (obliqus capitis inferior, longus capitis, and sternocleidomastoid). When predicting individual muscle volumes in subjects not used to develop the model, coefficients of concordance ranged from 0.91 to 0.99. This method of predicting individual neck muscle volumes has the advantage of using only one sex-specific regression equation and one set of sex-specific volume proportions. These data can be used in biomechanical models to estimate muscle forces and tissue loads in the cervical spine.Journal of Biomechanics 01/2013;
- Journal of Biomechanics 01/2013;
- Journal of Biomechanics 01/2013; 45(S1):S598.
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