Fracture simulation of the femoral bone using the finite-element method: How a fracture initiates and proceeds

@article{Ota1999FractureSO,
  title={Fracture simulation of the femoral bone using the finite-element method: How a fracture initiates and proceeds},
  author={Toyotsugu Ota and Itsuo Yamamoto and Rikushi Morita},
  journal={Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism},
  year={1999},
  volume={17},
  pages={108-112}
}
Structural analysis of bones is now actively studied by many researchers using the finite-element method (FEM) to better understand the mechanism of bone fractures. Most previous studies, however, only obtained distribution patterns of stress or strain, and did not show how a fracture initiates and proceeds or how a fracture line grows. The purpose of this study was to simulate a fracture procedure using FEM and to assess its usefulness. Correlation of the strain value of the simulation and of… CONTINUE READING