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Contact Stress Analysis Of Tibial Components Of Prosthetic Knee Implants — Experimental And Finite Element Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM950801

Volume

12

Pages

10

Published

1995

Size

1,145 kb

Author(s)

T. McGloughlin & J. Monaghan

Abstract

Contact stress analysis of tibial components of prosthetic knee implants — experimental and finite element analysis T. McGloughlin, J. Monaghan Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, and Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland ABSTRACT Following the clinical success of total hip joint replacement in the 1960s, total knee joint replacement has become widespread. Coupled with these developments has been a concurrent development of engineering analysis of the implant to bone system. Of particular significance in total knee joint replacement have been the high levels of contact stresses which occur between the metallic femoral implant and the polymeric tibial component. These high contact stresses have led to the failure of some components and thus remain the subject of widespread research. The present paper will describe a

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