Finite element and photoelastic analysis of a new conservative hip prosthesis

S. P. Ahir*, S. Sturridge, J. Hua, J. Witt, P. Nielsen, R. Bigsby, G. W. Blunn

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The development of a stem design for a total hip replacement that conserves the femoral neck by a higher femoral cut was discussed. Computerized tomography (CT) scans were taken of a femur from a female patient and imported into edge detection software MIMIC. The bone model defined the cortical and cancellous regions and consisted of 161390 hexahedral elements and 174844 nodes. Prostheses were inserted into the bone at 135°, 145°, and 125° to the femoral shaft and the surface strains measured.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004


ConferenceTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


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