Computational Biomechanics of the Hip Joint [electronic resource] / by Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology: Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2014Description: IX, 113 p. 70 illus., 62 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642387777Subject(s): Engineering | Materials | Biomedical engineering | Biomaterials | Engineering | Biomedical Engineering | Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials | BiomaterialsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 610.28 LOC classification: R856-857Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction -- Finite element model construction -- Parameters affecting finite element predictions -- The effect of implant design on stability -- Surgical and pathological parameters affecting micro motion -- Conclusion.
This book presents analyses of the most commonly reported failure modes of hip stems: loosening and thigh pain; both are attributed to the relative motion and instability at the bone-implant interface due to failure to achieve sufficient primary fixation. The book investigates various factors that could affect primary stability and therefore the long-term outcome of hip arthroplasty. The results complement experimental work carried out in this area as in-vitro experiments have several limitations that could be addressed through computer simulations.