Albert H Burstein

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The mechanical properties of machined cortical bone specimens from human femora and tibiae were determined in tension, torsion, and compression for a population ranging in age from twenty-one to eighty-six years. No significant differences were found between the mechanical properties of male and female specimens. Tibial specimens had greater ultimate(More)
Tension testing of wet bovine haversian cortical bone demonstrated marked plastic behavior. Progressive surface decalcification of this bone with dilute hydrochloric acid resulted in progressive decreases in the tension yield point and the ultimate stress with no change in the yield strain or ultimate strain unless decalcification was complete. The slope of(More)
Two telemeterized femoral components were implanted in two patients as part of normal total hip replacement procedures. The two components were instrumented to measure the three force components directed along: (a) the neck axis, (b) transverse to the neck axis and in the plane of the prosthesis, and (c) transverse to the neck axis and perpendicular to the(More)
A telemeterized total hip prosthesis was implanted in one patient and force-data were obtained. Thirty-one days postoperatively, the magnitude of the joint-contact force during double-limb stance was 1.0 times body weight. During ipsilateral single-limb stance the joint-contact force was 2.1 times body weight, and during the stance phase of gait the peak(More)
Loosening of cemented femoral hip stems could be initiated by failure of the cement mantle due to high cement stresses. The goals of this study were to determine if realistic stem-cement interface characteristics could result in high cement stresses when compared to a bonded stem-cement interface and to determine if stem design parameters could be chosen to(More)