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date: 28 June 2022

A knowledge of basic biomechanical principles is key to understanding and developing the practice of orthopaedic surgery

Mathematical models can be used to calculate forces and strains in musculoskeletal tissues

The musculoskeletal system is highly indeterminate

It is important to know the mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues so that suitable replacements can be found

Forces in the joints and muscles can be several times larger than the external loads applied to the body.

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