A critical analysis of stress shielding evaluation of hip prostheses.

  title={A critical analysis of stress shielding evaluation of hip prostheses.},
  author={Luca Cristofolini},
  journal={Critical reviews in biomedical engineering},
  volume={25 4-5},
In vitro evaluation of the load transfer of hip prostheses has been performed in recent years for the purpose of understanding the stress shielding phenomena. Over 200 papers were reviewed to determine if a standard exists to evaluate and compare the performance of hip stems. Surprisingly, it was found that little agreement exists in the testing protocol. This makes it very difficult to compare the results reported in different investigations. In several cases very incomplete data are reported… CONTINUE READING

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