The Use of Finite Element Method to Address Proximal Migration of Femoral Neck Fracture Fixation Devices in the Elderly
Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology
Falls among the elderly are a common occurrence and the incidence rate is increasing with our aging population. In such a population, a fall may precipitate a femoral neck fracture which may be treated by any one of a variety of femoral screw/plate mechanisms. Unfortunately, such mechanisms can fail in service as the device migrates proximally eventually requiring a secondary and more invasive surgery. In the current study we propose a new design to address this failure mechanism and we use a simple finite element model to study a modification to the current design.
ISSN (print): 0219-5194, ISSN (online): 1793-6810
© 2001 World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Atkinson, Patrick; Tavakoli, Massoud; Bates, Connor; Kim, Sang; Prucher, Steve; Larson, Bryan; and Martin, Sidney, "The Use of Finite Element Method to Address Proximal Migration of Femoral Neck Fracture Fixation Devices in the Elderly" (2001). Mechanical Engineering Publications. 83.