Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine / 2015 / Article / Fig 6

Research Article

Bone Mineral Density and Fracture Risk Assessment to Optimize Prosthesis Selection in Total Hip Replacement

Figure 6

Examples of calculated FRI from (a) a 71-year-old female patient and (b) a 46-year-old female. Note that every element of the model has been plotted with von Mises stress as a function of bone mineral density. The black crossed line indicates element strength given by (3), and elements are considered failed if they surpass this line in stress. Subject B actually experienced femoral fracture due to the periprosthetic implant some days after the surgery.

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