A five-station hip joint simulator for wear rate studies.

  title={A five-station hip joint simulator for wear rate studies.},
  author={Vesa Saikko and Pekka Paavolainen and M Kleimola and P St{\"a}tis},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine},
  volume={206 4},
The aim of the work has been the development of a hip joint simulator for comparative wear rate studies of long duration. A five-station apparatus has been designed, constructed and tested. Five total hip joints can be tested at the same time in identical conditions. The flexion-extension motion and the superior-inferior component of the joint contact force are incorporated. The motion is electromechanical and the loading pneumatic. The angle and load waveforms are fixed and simulate level… CONTINUE READING