A study of antero-posterior load transfer in total hip replacement using a modelling technique

A. W. Miles, D. M. Dall, M. Rivarola

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This paper describes the application of a modelling technique to determine the effect of the antero-posterior loading in the hip joint on bone and prosthesis stresses. The technique employs the use of model femora cast in a polyurethane foam and femoral prostheses made from various plastics to simulate titanium and chrome-cobalt. The study showed that antero-posterior forces produce significant stresses in the prostheses and emphasises the importance of considering these forces in the design of femoral prostheses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalEngineering in Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1983

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  • Medicine(all)

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