The ultimate objective of biomechanics is to understand the fundamental aspects of physiologic function for purely medical purposes and to elucidate such function for mostly nonmedical applications. This volume covers the recent advancements made by biomedical engineers to the medical and physiologic sciences. The chapters address the subjects of biosolid mechanics and biofluid mechanics as they pertain to various subsystems of the human body. The authors consider sophisticated techniques developed to monitor physiological function, process the data, formulate theories, and extrapolate deductively. They also review applications such as sports biomechanics, repair and rehabilitation of body parts, and technology to support or replace ailing physiologic organs with prosthetic parts.