MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 252, 2019III International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (CMES’18)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Finite Element Method (FEM)|
|Published online||14 January 2019|
The modelling and strength analysis of the endoprosthesis of the knee joint
Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Machine Design and Mechatronics, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618, Lublin, Poland
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The knee joint is the largest of all in the human body. It connects the femur, tibia and patella. It is a double-angled joint reinforced with ligaments and surrounded by a joint capsule. Because of the bandy leg or knock-knee, cartilage wear due to age or defective joint load, alloplastic surgery is required. This is a procedure planned individually for each patient depending on their age, gender or weight. To assess the scale of wear, knee cartilage was scanned using computed tomography. CT scans were processed into a 3D model using Materialize Mimics. Based on obtained bone models, a model of the endoprosthesis was designed using the Catia V5 software. Strength analysis was carried out based on the selection of appropriate materials and theoretically accepted loads.
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