A detailed comparison of experimental and theoretical stress-analysis of a human femur

H.W.J. Huiskes, J.D. Janssen, T.J.J.H. Slooff

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Abstract

Experimental strain-gauge and theoretical stress analysis methods are used to evaluate the mechanical behavior of the femur as a structural element under loading. It is shown that when the cortical bone material is assumed to behave linear elastic, homogeneous and transversely isotropic, excellent agreement between experimental results and theoretical predictions is obtained. Also that the bone shaft can with reasonable approximation be represented by an axisymmetric model, even when intramedullary hip joint prostheses are present. The implications of these results for the analysis of intramedullary bone-prosthesis structures are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical properties of bone
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Pages211-234
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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NameAMD
Volume45

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