Development of an inertia-driven model of sideways fall for detailed study of femur fracture mechanics.

@article{Gilchrist2013DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of an inertia-driven model of sideways fall for detailed study of femur fracture mechanics.},
  author={S. Gilchrist and P. Guy and P. Cripton},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2013},
  volume={135 12},
  pages={
          121001
        }
}
A new method for laboratory testing of human proximal femora in conditions simulating a sideways fall was developed. Additionally, in order to analyze the strain state in future cadaveric tests, digital image correlation (DIC) was validated as a tool for strain field measurement on the bone of the femoral neck. A fall simulator which included models for the body mass, combined lateral femur and pelvis mass, pelvis stiffness, and trochanteric soft tissue was designed. The characteristics of each… Expand
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