About the author
Dr. Kevin L. Ong is a senior managing engineer in Exponent’s Biomedical Engineering practice. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering (B.S. and Ph.D., Cornell University). His area of interest is in product design evaluation and failure analysis of medical devices. Dr. Ong has received two awards from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons for his research on clinical outcomes, as well as an award from the British Orthopaedic Research Society/British Orthopaedic Trainees Association for his research in hip resurfacing. Dr. Ong also currently holds a visiting research professor appointment at the Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Philadelphia, PA.
Jonathan Black, FBSE, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering (Cornell University), holds degrees in physics (BS, Cornell University), engineering science (ME, The Pennsylvania State University) and metallurgy (biomaterials) (PhD, University of Pennsylvania). Before his appointment as the first occupant of the Hunter Chair of Bioengineering at Clemson in 1988, he was for 17 years a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the Department of Bioengineering. In 1992-5, he was a Senior Visiting Fellow in the IRC for Biomaterials at Queen Mary and Westfield College (London, UK), with support from an SERC Fellowship. In 2011, he was appointed adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
Dr. Scott Lovald holds degrees in mechanical engineering (B.S. and Ph.D., University of New Mexico), manufacturing engineering (M.E., University of New Mexico), and business (M.B.A., University of New Mexico). He is currently a senior associate in Exponent’s Biomedical Engineering Practice. His past experience has included various positions focused on medical implant design and research. Immediately prior to working at Exponent, Dr. Lovald initiated and directed the research, seed funding, design, manufacturing, FDA 510(k) clearance, and post-market study Investigational Review Board approval of a novel trauma system that has been the subject of numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and subsequently introduced into a Level I trauma center.
In the press
"This book is designed to serve three primary functions. First, it can serve as a guide for a course of lectures to residents. Second, it can serve as a review for the various orthopedic surgical exams. And third, it serves as a survey of biomaterial aspects of orthopedic surgery. The book certainly satisfies these worthy objectives. … The authors have been recognized as authorities in the field of biomaterials for many years. … This is an excellent and stimulating treatise for academic orthopedic surgeons interested and concerned about materials being implanted in their patients and the expected outcomes. It makes a reader feel like an engineer and scientist as well as a surgeon. This updated second edition is truly essential to the academic orthopedic surgical library. … Weighted numerical score: 94 - 4 Stars."
—Samuel J. Chmell, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, USA, from Doody’s Book ReviewsTM
"This book fills an important need for the orthopaedic community, from the resident and fellow, to the novice or seasoned orthopaedic surgeon. This book is also useful for engineers and others interested in Basic and applied musculoskeletal research and development. The book is written in a straightforward, but comprehensive manner with practical clinical examples, and questions and answers to test the reader’s understanding of the concepts."
––Stuart Goodman, Stanford University, California, USA
"This excellent, engaging, very well written and illustrated textbook presents a modern and up to date overview of orthopaedic biomaterials of relevance to clinical applications. It should be mandatory reading for anyone engaged in orthopaedic research and/or clinical practice."
––Professor Tony Miles, Director, Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Bath, UK
"This book is the only volume currently available in orthopaedic biomaterials that provides information on what has been achieved in the past and what needs to be accomplished for the future. It deserves to be required reading for young bioengineers, for orthopaedic trainees and for all of those interested in the application of materials technology to the practice of orthopaedic surgery."
—Michael T. Manley, Ph.D, Homer Stryker Center