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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF ARTICULAR CARTILAGE OF THE HIP JOINT USING FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

Robert Karpiński 1  ,  
Łukasz Jaworski 2  ,  
 
1
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 38A St., 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management, Poznan University of Technology, Piotrowo 3 St., 60-965 Poznań, Poland
3
Biomedical Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36 St., 20-618 Lublin, Poland
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2016; 10(31):240–246
Publish date: 2016-09-01
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The paper presents the results of a preliminary study on the structural analysis of the hip joint, taking into account changes in the mechanical properties of the articular cartilage of the joint. Studies have been made due to the need to determine the tension distribution occurring in the cartilage of the human hip. These distribution are the starting point for designing custom made human hip prosthesis. Basic anatomy, biomechanical analysis of the hip joint and articular cartilage are introduced. The mechanical analysis of the hip joint model is conducted. Final results of analysis are presented. Main conclusions of the study are: the capability of absorbing loads by articular cartilage of the hip joint is preliminary determined as decreasing with increasing degenerations of the cartilage and with age of a patient. Without further information on changes of cartilage’s mechanical parameters in time it is hard to determine the nature of relation between mentioned capability and these parameters.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Jarosław Zubrzycki   
Biomedical Engineering, Instytut Technologicznych Systemów Informacyjnych, Politechnika Lubelska, ul. Nadbystrzycka 36, Lublin, 20-618 Lublin, Poland