Mechanical characteristics of the stem-cement interface.

  title={Mechanical characteristics of the stem-cement interface.},
  author={Kenneth A. Mann and Donald L. Bartel and Timothy Max Wright and Anthony R. Ingraffea},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  volume={9 6},
The mechanical characteristics of the interface between a metallic stem and the surrounding poly(methyl methacrylate) bone cement were determined from experimental tests and finite element analyses. Push-through-stem tests of straight and tapered titanium alloy stems, surrounded by cement columns, were performed and the resulting load-displacement behavior and strain distribution on the surface of the cement column were measured for loading, unloading, and reloading. Test geometries were… CONTINUE READING


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