Finite element analysis of a Gamma nail within a fractured femur

Wang, C J, Yettram, A L, Yao, M S and Procter, P (1998) Finite element analysis of a Gamma nail within a fractured femur. Medical Engineering & Physics, 20 (9). pp. 677-683. ISSN 1350-4533

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Abstract

Failures of Gamma nails which treat unstable femoral fractures have been reported. In this paper, a finite element model to include a Gamma nail within a fractured femur was used to investigate the stresses in the Gamma nail. The effects for different types of fracture were investigated. The results show that its use for subtrochanteric fractures will cause higher stresses at the lag screw and upper distal screw insertion holes in the nail than when used for femur neck fractures.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Depositing User: Chang Wang
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 14:39
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2013 14:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/46510
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