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Biomechanics is an applied mechanics field. It is the science that examines forces acting upon and within a biological structure and effects produced by such forces.
Forces cause deformation and motion for any mechanical structure. In addition, they cause biological changes in tissue structure for a biological structure.
Therefore, biomechanical research studies
(1) Motion of different body segments and factors that effect the motion,
(2) Deformation of biological structures and
(3) Biological effects of locally acting forces on living tissue including growth and development, adaptation or overload and injuries.
BME Biomechanics group works on several aspects of bodily motion and causes and treatment of pathological motion with a particular emphasis on the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. The group specializes in skeletal muscle mechanics, develops new theoretical viewpoints on force and movement production mechanisms of skeletal muscle in health and disease.
We use a wide range of methodologies including animal experiments, finite element modeling, agent based modeling, magnetic resonance imaging, human experiments during orthopedic surgery, motion analysis, histology, atomic force microscopy and mechanical testing of tissue samples.
BME Biomechanics group conducts competitive and state of the art research studies, publishes in major journals of the field and attends key conferences regularly.
Visit BME Biomechanics Lab’s web pages for more: http://www.bme.boun.edu.tr/?lab=32
Major journals of the Biomechanics field to follow developments and to aim at publishing are the following.
General biomechanics topics, top journal of the field: Journal of Biomechanics.
Clinical topics in the field: Clinical Biomechanics
Mechanical engineering based journal: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.
Movement and sports related journals: Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews, Gait and Posture, Human Movement Science, American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Muscle related specific journals: Muscle & Nerve, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Tissue properties and adaptation related journals: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.
Physiology related journals: Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Experimental Biology.
Biomedical Engineering & Imaging oriented journals: Medical Engineering and Physics, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Orthopedics, pathological movement related clinical journals: Journal of Orthopedic Research, Movement Disorders, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Anatomy and morphology related journals: Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Morphology, Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy.