Contact pressure prediction in total knee joint replacements. Part 2: Application to the design of total knee joint replacements.

@article{Jin1995ContactPP,
  title={Contact pressure prediction in total knee joint replacements. Part 2: Application to the design of total knee joint replacements.},
  author={Zhongmin Jin and Thonas Stewart and Danielle Auger and Duncan Dowson and John Berton Fisher},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={209 1},
  pages={9-15}
}
The general elasticity contact theory for elliptical geometry developed in Part 1 (1) has been applied to the design of current total knee joint replacements. A two-step curve-fitting technique using cubic spline interpolation routines has been adopted to represent the full elasticity solutions. The curve fit results of the maximum contact pressure have been compared with the full elasticity solution for a specified elliptical geometry and different polyethylene thicknesses and good agreement… CONTINUE READING