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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 9403821, 11 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9403821
Research Article

Development of a Patient-Specific Finite Element Model for Predicting Implant Failure in Pelvic Ring Fracture Fixation

1Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland, 70 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand
2Menzies Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
3Department of Trauma, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Leipzig, Liebigstr. 20, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
4Institute of Forensic Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to Jörg Böhme; ed.gizpiel-inu.nizidem@emheob.greoj

Received 15 September 2016; Revised 30 December 2016; Accepted 4 January 2017; Published 1 February 2017

Academic Editor: Kazuhisa Nishizawa

Copyright © 2017 Vickie Shim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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