Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine / 2015 / Article / Fig 8

Research Article

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

Figure 8

Results from FRI and BDM assessment for each patient grouped by sex and prosthesis type. (a) BMD versus patient age, (b) percent fractured elements versus patient age, and (c) BMD versus percent of fractured elements. Note that the female patients in green () and red () received nonoptimal cemented and cementless prostheses, respectively, according to our computational assessment. Furthermore, it should be noted that the red patient suffered a periprosthetic fracture during surgery, an event that could possibly have been predicted by the above results.

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