Modelling fatigue of bone cement

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Accurate models of cement and interface fatigue are essential if computationally assessing risk of aseptic loosening of cemented joint replacements is to become clinically relevant. A series of approaches will be presented that attempt to model several aspects of bone cement fatigue relevant to predicting cemented joint replacement failure. Failure models for homogeneous (bulk) bone cement and its interface with implant and host tissue are reviewed. Variability introduced by porosity and interaction between fatigue and creep are also considered. Finally, some current and potential future developments are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational modelling of biomechanics and biotribology in the musculoskeletal system
EditorsZhongmin Jin
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9780857096739
ISBN (Print)9780857096616
Publication statusPublished - 08 Apr 2014


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