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1. (used with a sing. verb) The study of the mechanics of a living body, especially of the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The mechanics of a part or function of a living body, such as of the heart or of locomotion.

bi′o·me·chan′i·cal adj.
bi′o·me·chan′i·cal·ly adv.


from a biomechanical point of view
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"We can figure out, biomechanically, the deficiencies a person has," Gruse said.
For added benefits of both these configurations, various combinations of unicortical and bicortical screw configurations in various positions have been tested biomechanically in cadavers (Niederhauser et al., 2015 and Nourisa et al., 2015).
Placing the plate in a cranial or caudal position would be more biomechanically advantageous as it would increase the area moment of inertia relative to the expected humerus dorsal/ventral motion.
Thus, the design of the instrument's grip will result in the most biomechanically efficient grip with the highest level of coordination, control, and skill for the task at hand.
Biomechanically, dynamization improved stiffness at the fracture site; histologically a denser trabecular callus pattern is seen in the dynamized group14.
Biomechanically closed, partially progressive kinetic chain exercises are safer and more functional than open kinetic chain exercises.
She thinks 95 per cent of us are breathing in a way that is "biomechanically unsound", which is to say, we're breathing "vertically" (short, shallow, stressed-out breaths up in our chests) as opposed to "horizontally" (long, expansive, restful breaths that make full use of our lower lung capacity).
However, it is apparent that individuals with some pathology or some type of a lesion are limited biomechanically when performing maximum exertion.
These include increased inflammatory mediators and loss of keratocytes, abnormal enzyme function and loss of collagen, anomalous keratocyte function and altered fibrillogenesis, altered proteoglycan production, reduced tensile strength, collagen slippage in cone, and cone formation by biomechanically coupled curvature transfer.
Ultimately, internal jugular vein stenosis between the C1 transverse process (TP) and styloid process was detected, as well as abnormal carotid Doppler waveforms in the carotid artery, and thus the presence of biomechanically induced ICH (BICH) was demonstrated.
While soft tissue injury and fracture pattern influence the decision regarding distal plate placement, studies have shown that distal fixation to the long finger metacarpal is biomechanically stronger [4].
Biomechanically, the ilioiliacal pelvic plate acts as an internal fixator which prevents widening of the posterior pelvic ring at birth (Figure 4).