WIT Press


Finite Element Analysis Of Hip Prostheses And Design Of Fixation Devices For Fractures In Human Femurs

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BSIM960091

Volume

3

Pages

11

Published

1996

Size

1,274 kb

Author(s)

Z. Maldonado, J. Bendayan, R. Callarotti & M. Cerrolaza

Abstract

This work reports some numerical analysis of hip prostheses and the design of an screw-based system prototype for fixation of head-femur fractures. The biomechanical performance of the hip is discussed. Some new designs of biomedical devices, obtained by using numerical analysis based upon the Finite Element Method (FEM) are presented and discusssed. The results are also discussed, showing the advantages and drawbacks of the obtained designs. 1. Introduction The analysis and design of internal prostheses for human hip replacement is a completely current topic of research over the world. Many resear

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