Joint replacement technology, New Developments by Peter A. Revell

By Peter A. Revell

Expanding numbers of joint revision and substitute operations force the call for for stronger prostheses. This e-book studies advancements in joint substitute know-how, protecting the main pertinent fabrics technological know-how and engineering matters in addition to particular joints, medical trial effects and sterilization suggestions. It discusses biomechanics, tribology, and the chemical setting of the physique. The textual content surveys fabrics and engineering of joint substitute. the second one a part of the e-book studies particular fabrics, bearing surfaces and bone cements, as well as the failure mechanisms and lifelong prediction of joints. It additionally discusses the organic surroundings and interplay of substitute joints.

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2X9 where E and # denote elastic modulus and Poisson ratio of the bearing materials. For the ball-in-socket model, numerical methods are generally required. This is usually achieved through a combination of the finite difference method for the hydrodynamic lubrication analysis and the finite element method for the elastic deformation calculation (Jagatia and Jin, 2001). The versatility of the finite element method allows different bearings of artificial hip joints to be readily analysed. 4 for different bearings.

The versatility of the finite element method allows different bearings of artificial hip joints to be readily analysed. 4 for different bearings. The importance of the fluid film lubrication contribution to the overall tribological performance of metal-on-metal bearings has been recognised recently. 4 Theoretical estimation of in vivo minimum lubricant film thickness and corresponding lubrication regimes in various hip implants with different bearing surfaces based on the ! ratio, using the Hamrock and Dowson formulae (Rhead ˆ 14 mm; W ˆ 1X5 $ 2X5 kN;  ˆ 0X0025 Pa s; 3 ˆ 1X5 rad/s).

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