First published in 1992, this revision of a popular textbook features completely updated coverage. The burgeoning field of biomaterials has become strongly interdisciplinary, encompassing new materials and their interactions with the biochemical environment. With sixty-years of combined experience, the authors have learned to emphasize the fundamental materials science, structure-property relationships, and biological responses as a foundation for a wide array of biomaterials applications. The extensively rewritten and updated Biomaterials: An Introduction, Third Edition, includes a new chapter on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, approximately 1900 references to additional reading, extensive tutorial materials on new developments in spinal implants and fixation techniques and theory, systematic coverage of orthopedic implants, and expanded treatment of ceramic materials and implants. All figures have been redrawn and more examples and problems have been included to provide the student with hands-on experience with the concepts.