Stone, Tonya W.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Finite element analysis was performed on an implanted femur, using loads of daily living activities, performed by total hip replacement patients. A probabilistic bone fatigue failure model was utilized to analysis the risk of post-operative femoral fracture in different patient groups, depending on bone fatigue strength for young and elderly patients, and activity levels for normal and active patients. Different bone-implant interface conditions were considered: after surgery, osseointegrated, fibrous tissue covering, and loose. For young patients, the probability of failure is less than 4% for all cases. While in elderly patients, high of 28.2% and 57.9% are reported for normal and active groups respectively. For both age groups and activity levels, loose stems had the highest probability of failure, while osseointegrated had the lowest.
Yenusah, Caleb Onuh, "Finite Element Study on the Influence of Bone-Implant Interface Condition on Femoral Fracture after Cementless Total Hip Replacement" (2017). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 2291.