Biomechanical Analysis of a New Elbow Prosthesis

Giuseppe Vincenzo Marannano, Vito Ricotta, Lorenzo Nalbone, Laura Bragonzoni, Andrea Rosario Valenti

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Total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) is an effective and frequently usedtreatment for patients with debilitating elbow pathology. Total elbow prostheseshave lagged behind those of the knee, hip and shoulder for different reasons,such as the high failure rate of the early designs. Concern remains regarding thelongevity of TEA implants, especially in younger patients. The main cause ofrevision of the implant is usually related to the phenomenon of aseptic looseningmainly due to the cement-bone interface failure.Aim of this work is the biomechanical analysis of a new elbow prosthesis toinvestigate the mechanical behaviour at the cement-bone interface. For thisreason, a musculoskeletal model has been developed by modelling the forces ofthe muscles and after FEM analyses have been performed.Obtained results confirm the validity of the implemented model and canprovide guidelines for surgeons regarding the implant configurations with theaim to reduce the aseptic loosening.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Tools and Methods in Industrial Engineering
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Marannano, G. V., Ricotta, V., Nalbone, L., Bragonzoni, L., & Valenti, A. R. (2020). Biomechanical Analysis of a New Elbow Prosthesis. In Design Tools and Methods in Industrial Engineering (pp. 812-823)