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Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820012/effect-of-rotational-prosthetic-alignment-variation-on-tibiofemoral-contact-pressure-distribution-and-joint-kinematics-in-total-knee-replacement
#1
Xin Xie, Roy Rusly, John D DesJardins, Frank Voss, Kim Chillag, Martine LaBerge
In total knee replacement surgery, implant alignment is one of the most important criteria for successful long-term clinical outcome. During total knee replacement implantation, femoral and tibial alignment are determined through appropriate bone resections, which could vary based on patient anatomy, implant design and surgical technique and further influence loading conditions and clinical outcomes. The current research focused on three critical alignment parameters for total knee replacement insertion: femoral component internal/external (I/E) rotation, varus-valgus tibiofemoral angulation and posterior tibial slope...
August 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814154/a-low-cost-three-dimensional-laser-surface-scanning-approach-for-defining-body-segment-parameters
#2
Petros Pandis, Anthony Mj Bull
Body segment parameters are used in many different applications in ergonomics as well as in dynamic modelling of the musculoskeletal system. Body segment parameters can be defined using different methods, including techniques that involve time-consuming manual measurements of the human body, used in conjunction with models or equations. In this study, a scanning technique for measuring subject-specific body segment parameters in an easy, fast, accurate and low-cost way was developed and validated. The scanner can obtain the body segment parameters in a single scanning operation, which takes between 8 and 10 s...
August 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803514/investigation-sensitivity-analysis-and-multi-objective-optimization-of-effective-parameters-on-temperature-and-force-in-robotic-drilling-cortical-bone
#3
Vahid Tahmasbi, Majid Ghoreishi, Mojtaba Zolfaghari
The bone drilling process is very prominent in orthopedic surgeries and in the repair of bone fractures. It is also very common in dentistry and bone sampling operations. Due to the complexity of bone and the sensitivity of the process, bone drilling is one of the most important and sensitive processes in biomedical engineering. Orthopedic surgeries can be improved using robotic systems and mechatronic tools. The most crucial problem during drilling is an unwanted increase in process temperature (higher than 47 °C), which causes thermal osteonecrosis or cell death and local burning of the bone tissue...
August 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754075/oval-housing-for-the-st-jude-medical-bileaflet-mechanical-heart-valve
#4
Hadi Mohammadi, Guy Fradet
The St. Jude Medical bileaflet mechanical heart valve was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in late 1970s. The basic idea for the design of the valve is simply two semicircular flat plates pivoting on hinges. The overall performance of St. Jude Medical valves such as blood flow being central, the leaflets opening completely, and the pressure drop across the valve being trivial is satisfactory. St. Jude Medical valves provide an improved hemodynamics compared to the other mechanical heart valve models; however, their non-physiological hemodynamics which may lead to red blood cells lysis and thrombogenicity still remains a major issue...
July 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754063/interjoint-coordination-of-the-lower-extremities-in-short-track-speed-skating
#5
Batbayar Khuyagbaatar, Tserenchimed Purevsuren, Won Man Park, Kyungsoo Kim, Yoon Hyuk Kim
In short-track speed skating, the three-dimensional kinematics of the lower extremities during the whole skating cycle have not been studied. Kinematic parameters of the lower extremities during skating are presented as joint angles versus time. However, the angle-time presentation is not sufficient to describe the relationship between multi-joint movement patterns. Thus, angle-angle presentations were developed and used to describe interjoint coordination in sport activities. In this study, 15 professional male skaters' full body motion data were recorded using a wearable motion capture system during short-track speed skating...
July 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752792/strain-distribution-in-the-porcine-lumbar-laminae-under-asymmetric-loading
#6
Colin Bright, Stephen Tiernan, Fiona McEvoy, Patrick Kiely
If the articular facets of the vertebra grow in an asymmetric manner, the developed geometry causes an asymmetry of loading. When the loading environment is altered by way of increased activity, the likelihood of acquiring a stress fracture may be increased. The combination of geometric asymmetry and increased activity is hypothesised to be the precursor to the stress fracture under investigation in this study, spondylolysis. This vertebral defect is an acquired fracture with 7% prevalence in the paediatric population...
July 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752791/effect-of-tibial-coronal-inclination-on-hindfoot-kinematics-a-biomechanical-simulation-study
#7
Hiroyuki Seki, Takeo Nagura, Yasunori Suda, Naomichi Ogihara, Kohta Ito, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura
Tibial coronal inclination is often recognized in everyday life, but the compensatory kinematic changes to maintain plantigrade of the hindfoot in response to tibial coronal inclination remain unclear. Lower legs and foot specimens obtained from seven human cadavers were loaded vertically with traction of Achilles' tendon in different tibial inclinations: 0° (neutral), 5°, and 10° medial inclination, and 5° and 10° lateral inclination. The orientations of the tibia, talus, and calcaneus were recorded under vertical load by a three-dimensional digitizing stylus...
July 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707559/viscoelastic-properties-of-mitral-valve-leaflets-an-analysis-of-regional-variation-and-frequency-dependency
#8
Jonathan Baxter, Keith G Buchan, Daniel M Espino
The aim of this study was to determine the regional variation in viscoelastic properties of mitral valve leaflets over a range of physiological and patho-physiological frequencies. This included comparisons to be made between anterior and posterior leaflets, anterior leaflet clear and rough zones, and radial and circumferential leaflet orientation. Dynamic mechanical analysis was used to determine frequency-dependent viscoelastic properties. The valve leaflets were dissected from eight porcine hearts. The leaflets were loaded under a sinusoidal tensile displacement, with a mean dynamic peak to trough strain of 11%, applied to all leaflet samples at nine different frequencies, ranging from 0...
July 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707505/biomechanical-analysis-of-the-thoracolumbar-spine-under-physiological-loadings-experimental-motion-data-corridors-for-validation-of-finite-element-models
#9
Marien Couvertier, Arnaud Germaneau, Mathieu Saget, Jean-Christophe Dupré, Pascal Doumalin, Fabrice Brémand, Franck Hesser, Cyril Brèque, Manuel Roulaud, Olivier Monlezun, Tanguy Vendeuvre, Philippe Rigoard
Biomechanical studies that involve normal, injured or stabilized human spines are sometimes difficult to perform on large samples due to limited access to cadaveric human spines and biological variability. Finite element models alleviate these limitations due to the possibility of reusing the same model, whereas cadaveric spines can be damaged during testing, or have their mechanicals behaviour modified by fatigue, permanent deformation or structural failure. Finite element models need to be validated with experimental data to make sure that they represent the complex mechanical and physiological behaviour of normal, injured and stabilized spinal segments...
July 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689459/biomechanical-comparison-of-supraacetabular-external-fixation-and-anterior-pelvic-bridge-plating
#10
Ali Turgay Çavuşoğlu, Fatma Kübra Erbay, Mehmet Hakan Özsoy, Teyfik Demir
Unstable pelvic ring injuries are complex and risky injuries due to high morbidity and mortality. Although anterior pelvic external fixator is a suitable method for rapid stabilization of an injured pelvic ring, due to some disadvantages such as high complication rate, nerve damage, and difficulties of patient's mobility and comfort, there has recently been increased searching for alternative methods for stabilization of the pelvic ring. Pubic symphysis zone freely moves in pelvic models. This study aims to evaluate the biomechanical stability of anterior pelvic bridge plating and compare it with supraacetabular external fixators in an untreated unstable pelvic fracture model...
July 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689470/analysis-and-comparison-of-wrist-splint-designs-using-the-finite-element-method-multi-material-three-dimensional-printing-compared-to-typical-existing-practice-with-thermoplastics
#11
Aitor Cazon, Sarah Kelly, Abby M Paterson, Richard J Bibb, R Ian Campbell
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease affecting the joints. Treatment can include immobilisation of the affected joint with a custom-fitting splint, which is typically fabricated by hand from low temperature thermoplastic, but the approach poses several limitations. This study focused on the evaluation, by finite element analysis, of additive manufacturing techniques for wrist splints in order to improve upon the typical splinting approach. An additive manufactured/3D printed splint, specifically designed to be built using Objet Connex multi-material technology and a virtual model of a typical splint, digitised from a real patient-specific splint using three-dimensional scanning, were modelled in computer-aided design software...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660796/increased-stress-and-strain-on-the-spinal-cord-due-to-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-in-the-cervical-spine-under-flexion-after-laminectomy
#12
Batbayar Khuyagbaatar, Kyungsoo Kim, Won Man Park, SuKyoung Lee, Yoon Hyuk Kim
Myelopathy in the cervical spine due to cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament could be induced by static compression and/or dynamic factors. It has been suggested that dynamic factors need to be considered when planning and performing the decompression surgery on patients with the ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. A finite element model of the C2-C7 cervical spine in the neutral position was developed and used to generate flexion and extension of the cervical spine...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625101/a-versatile-method-for-bladder-segmentation-in-computed-tomography-two-dimensional-images-under-adverse-conditions
#13
João Ribeiro Pinto, João Manuel Rs Tavares
This article presents the design and evaluation of an algorithm for urinary bladder segmentation in medical images, from contrastless computed tomography studies of patients suffering from bladder wall tumours. These situations require versatile methods of segmentation, able to adapt to the structural changes the tumours provoke in the bladder wall, reflected as irregularities on the images obtained, creating adversities to the segmentation process. This semi-automatic method uses fuzzy c-means clustering, a Gaussian-curve-based intensity transformation, and active contour models, requiring only the physician's input of a single seed point for each anatomical view, in order to segment the bladder volume in all frames that include it...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599593/a-combined-experimental-and-finite-element-approach-to-analyse-the-fretting-mechanism-of-the-head-stem-taper-junction-in-total-hip-replacement
#14
Thom Bitter, Imran Khan, Tim Marriott, Elaine Lovelady, Nico Verdonschot, Dennis Janssen
Fretting corrosion at the taper interface of modular hip implants has been implicated as a possible cause of implant failure. This study was set up to gain more insight in the taper mechanics that lead to fretting corrosion. The objectives of this study therefore were (1) to select experimental loading conditions to reproduce clinically relevant fretting corrosion features observed in retrieved components, (2) to develop a finite element model consistent with the fretting experiments and (3) to apply more complicated loading conditions of activities of daily living to the finite element model to study the taper mechanics...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558514/in-vivo-analysis-of-ankle-joint-movement-for-patient-specific-kinematic-characterization
#15
Carlo Ferraresi, Carlo De Benedictis, Walter Franco, Daniela Maffiodo, Alberto Leardini
In this article, a method for the experimental in-vivo characterization of the ankle kinematics is proposed. The method is meant to improve personalization of various ankle joint treatments, such as surgical decision-making or design and application of an orthosis, possibly to increase their effectiveness. This characterization in fact would make the treatments more compatible with the specific patient's joint physiological conditions. This article describes the experimental procedure and the analytical method adopted, based on the instantaneous and mean helical axis theories...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554262/fatigue-limits-of-titanium-bar-joints-made-with-the-laser-and-the-electric-resistance-welding-techniques-microstructural-characterization-and-hardness-properties
#16
Marco Degidi, Diego Nardi, Alessandro Morri, Gianluca Sighinolfi, Florian Tebbel, Claudio Marchetti
Fatigue behavior of the titanium bars is of utmost importance for the safe and reliable operation of dental implants and prosthetic constructions based on these implants. To date, however, only few data are available on the fatigue strength of dental prostheses made with electric resistance welding and laser welding techniques. This in-vitro study highlighted that although the joints made with the laser welding approach are credited of a superior tensile strength, joints made with electric resistance welding exhibited double the minimum fatigue strength with respect to the joints made with laser welding (120 vs 60 N)...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554245/a-device-for-testing-the-dynamic-performance-of-in-situ-force-plates
#17
Rebecca H East, Jonathan J Noble, Richard A Arscott, Adam P Shortland
Force plates are often incorporated into motion capture systems for the calculation of joint kinetic variables and other data. This project aimed to create a system that could be used to check the dynamic performance of force plate in situ. The proposed solution involved the design and development of an eccentrically loaded wheel mounted on a weighted frame. The frame was designed to hold a wheel mounted in two orthogonal positions. The wheel was placed on the force plate and spun. A VICON™ motion analysis system captured the positional data of the markers placed around the rim of the wheel which was used to create a simulated force profile, and the force profile was dependent on spin speed...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535722/anisotropic-polyethersulfone-foam-for-bicycle-helmet-liners-to-reduce-rotational-acceleration-during-oblique-impact
#18
Kelly Vanden Bosche, Yasmine Mosleh, Bart Depreitere, Jos Vander Sloten, Ignaas Verpoest, Jan Ivens
Although current standard bicycle helmets protect cyclists against linear acceleration, they still lack sufficient protection against rotational acceleration during oblique impact events. Rotational acceleration is correlated with serious traumatic brain injuries such as acute subdural haematoma and thus should be minimized. This study proposes using highly anisotropic polyethersulfone foam for bicycle helmet liners in order to limit the rotational acceleration. Helmet prototypes, made of polyethersulfone foam with cell anisotropy direction perpendicular to the head, have been produced and compared to a standard commercial helmet...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486874/performance-of-radiofrequency-ablation-used-for-metastatic-spinal-tumor-numerical-approach
#19
Lukas Capek, Petr Henys, Pavel Barsa, Vaclav Dvorak
Surgical treatment of spine metastases follows only local anatomical and biomechanical objectives. Few cases of actual solitary metastases are rather exceptional, while removal of these metastases and the primary tumor may help to eradicate the process. The aim of our subsequent numerical simulations was to find out the temperature distribution and the volume lesion in a spinal tumor. For this purpose, the parametric three-dimensional numerical model was developed. It was shown that by finite element modeling approach not only the temperature distribution but even the resulted cavity may be estimated...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486859/state-of-the-art-review-on-design-and-manufacture-of-hybrid-biomedical-materials-hip-and-knee-prostheses
#20
Marjan Bahraminasab, Farzam Farahmand
The trend in biomaterials development has now headed for tailoring the properties and making hybrid materials to achieve the optimal performance metrics in a product. Modern manufacturing processes along with advanced computational techniques enable systematical fabrication of new biomaterials by design strategy. Functionally graded materials as a recent group of hybrid materials have found numerous applications in biomedical area, particularly for making orthopedic prostheses. This article, therefore, seeks to address the following research questions: (RQ1) What is the desired structure of orthopedic hybrid materials? (RQ2) What is the contribution of the literature in the development of hybrid materials in the field of orthopedic research? (RQ3) Which type of manufacturing approaches is prevalently used to build these materials for knee and hip implants? (RQ4) Is there any inadequacy in the methods applied?...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
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