A biomechanical and finite element analysis of femoral neck notching during hip resurfacing.

@article{Davis2009ABA,
  title={A biomechanical and finite element analysis of femoral neck notching during hip resurfacing.},
  author={Edward T. Davis and Michael Olsen and Radovan Zdero and M. Papini and James Patterson Waddell and Emil H. Schemitsch},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={041002}
}
Hip resurfacing is an alternative to total hip arthroplasty in which the femoral head surface is replaced with a metallic shell, thus preserving most of the proximal femoral bone stock. Accidental notching of the femoral neck during the procedure may predispose it to fracture. We examined the effect of neck notching on the strength of the proximal femur… CONTINUE READING