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Presents mechanical analyses of loosening and thigh pain of hip implants
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.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »bone-implant interface - distal fixation - finite element analysis FEM - hip implant fixation - hip stem micromotion - implant undersizing - osteoporotic bone - primary arthoplasty - proximal fixation - valgus malaligned hip stems