WIT Press


Numerical Analysis, Design And Manufacturing Of External Fixators For Open-bone Human Fractures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BSIM960141

Volume

3

Pages

12

Published

1996

Size

1,335 kb

Author(s)

L. Videla, C. Gonzalez, C. Odreman & M. Cerrolaza

Abstract

Some prototypes of external fixation devices for open-bone human fractures are described in this work. The analysis and design were based on a three dimensional finite-element models, in order to determine the stress distributions in the bone and in the devices to obtain improved designs. The prototypes were manufactured with different materials such as steel, aluminum and reinforced nylon. They were also used in real-life situations, i.e., in human patients at the Universitary Hospital in Caracas (Venez

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