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Computer Design of Custom Femoral Stem Prostheses

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4 Author(s)
Granholm, J.W. ; Brigham and Women''s Hospital ; Robertson, D.D. ; Walker, P.S. ; Nelson, P.C.

Improved implant-bone fit appears to increase the longevity of cementless total joints. This article describes design software that uses 3D bone models generated from X-ray computerized tomography to produce optimal-fit hip stems for individual femurs. The result is an implant designed to optimize load transfer and minimize stem motion within a given bone.

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Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 2 )