In vitro analysis of proximal femoral strains using PCA femoral implants and a hip-abductor muscle simulator.

@article{Finlay1989InVA,
  title={In vitro analysis of proximal femoral strains using PCA femoral implants and a hip-abductor muscle simulator.},
  author={J. Bryan Finlay and Cecil H. Rorabeck and Robert B. Bourne and W M Tew},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={1989},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={335-45}
}
The strains produced in the proximal femur by noncemented and cemented PCA femoral implants have been compared to each other and to the strains in the same intact femur. The effect on the strain pattern of a hip-abductor muscle simulator was also tested. Nine embalmed femora were tested; two were used for development of the protocol, one was covered with a reflective photoelastic coating, and six were instrumented with eight strain gauge rosettes on each femur. For a given body weight on the… CONTINUE READING