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The Fatigue Design of a Bone Preserving Hip Implant With Functionally Graded Cellular Material

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Damiano Pasini

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
McGill University

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 24, 2013; published online June 5, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020907 (Jun 05, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1040; doi: 10.1115/1.4024310 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 24, 2013

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Fig. 3

Distribution of bone resorption and shear interface failure f(σ) around (a, c) fully dense titanium implant, (b, d) graded cellular implant (solution B in Fig. 3)

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Fig. 2

Trade-off distributions of relative density for a planar hip implant

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Fig. 1

Flow chart illustrating the design methodology to obtain an optimum graded cellular material for hip replacement implants



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