Kingsbury G. Heiple

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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)
Many investigations report hip-contact-force estimates based either on mathematical models or on the output of instrumented implants. Data from instrumented implants have been consistently lower than mathematical predictions. The authors compared mathematical estimates derived from gait laboratory observations made in a patient with an instrumented hip(More)
MAK-VP-1/1, a proximal femur recovered from the Maka Sands (ca. 3.4 mya) of the Middle Awash, Ethiopia, and attributed to Australopithecus afarensis, is described in detail. It represents the oldest skeletal evidence of locomotion in this species, and is analyzed from a morphogenetic perspective. X-ray, CT, and metric data are evaluated, using a variety 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)
Function of the knee and patellofemoral symptoms were correlated with the position of the implant in 101 consecutive patients with 116 posterior stabilized condylar knee prostheses. All of the patients were followed for a minimum of two and a half years with sequential physical examinations, radiographs, and functional evaluation of the knee. In sixteen(More)
In this study the yield behavior of cortical bone was determined under combined loading conditions involving tension, compression and torsion. The axis of each test sample coincided with the long bone axis. To minimize viscoelastic behavior, tests were conducted using an effective strain rate in the range of 0.01-0.06 s-1. Experimental yield loci for bovine(More)
The Libben site, a Late Woodland ossuary and occupation site from the Great Black Swamp of northern Ohio has yielded a well-preserved skeletal sample of 1327 articulated individuals. The outstanding preservation and completeness of the site and the utilization of an exhaustive aging methodology make this the largest and most comprehensively censused North(More)