Wear simulation of the ProDisc-L disc replacement using adaptive finite element analysis.

@article{Rawlinson2007WearSO,
  title={Wear simulation of the ProDisc-L disc replacement using adaptive finite element analysis.},
  author={Jeremy J. Rawlinson and Karan P Punga and Kirk L Gunsallus and Donald L. Bartel and Timothy Max Wright},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={165-73}
}
OBJECT An understanding of the wear potential of total disc replacements (TDRs) is critical as these new devices are increasingly introduced into clinical practice. The authors analyzed the wear potential of a ProDisc-L implant using an adaptive finite element (FE) technique in a computational simulation representing a physical wear test. METHODS The framework for calculating abrasive wear, first validated using a model of a total hip replacement (THR), was then used to model the ProDisc-L… CONTINUE READING