Analysis and Improvement of a Biomedical Implant
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Dr. Peter Gustafson
An existing extendible prosthetic knee implant was studied using finite element analysis (FEA). The results were used to direct two redesign efforts aimed at improvements in structural durability. The first of these efforts involved a re-dimensioning of the components in the existing design. The second involved the development of an original design. Finally, FEA was used to quantify the performance of the new designs relative to each other and to the existing design. The new designs are expected to improve patient quality of life through increased implant durability, and the analysis techniques developed will aid in the development of new implants.
Doorlag, Brian and Urban, Nathan, "Analysis and Improvement of a Biomedical Implant" (2009). Honors Theses. 1934.
Honors Thesis-Open Access