The investigation into modes of failure of total hip replacements

French, Vivienne Joyce (2005) The investigation into modes of failure of total hip replacements. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)


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The investigation into modes of failure of total hip replacements was the purpose of this
project. This involved the development of a finite element model of a simplified uncemented,
simplified cemented and a geometrically real hip in order to study the behaviour
of loosening of the prosthesis.
Loosening of the femoral and acetabular components in total hip replacements are major
long-term complications of hip replacements. Such loosening usually produces substantial
loss of supporting bone making revision much more difficult and less successful than
primary surgery.
Implant loosening can be caused from resorption of the bone around the prosthesis from
wear debris, insufficient osseointegration of the bone into the prosthesis and brittle failure
of the bone cement.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: total hip replacement (THR), arthroplasty, cervical-diaphyseal, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), prosthesis
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090302 Biomechanical Engineering
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110314 Orthopaedics

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