The vast majority of total hip prostheses currently implanted consist of a hard metal or
ceramic femoral head articulating against an UHMWPE acetabular cup.
Over the last 10 years, evidence has accumulated to show that these prostheses are pro
Mechanical studies in vitro and mathematical simulations with finite-element analysis are
essential in evaluating the function of hip implants.
The optimal shape of a stem should transmit torsional as well as axial load to the
cement and to th
In this paper, we show a complete characterization of cortical bone under static loading
(tensile, compressive, three-point bending) and we carried out tests in presence of a crack
to determine the fracture toughness.
We also performed microsc
We examined the relationship between activity, peak load, medial to lateral load
distribution, and flexion angle at peak load for activities of daily living.
An instrumented knee prosthesis was used to measure knee joint force simultaneously