volume 7, issue 1, P78-85 2013
DOI: 10.2174/1874325001307010078
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Johannes Kiene, Robert Wendlandt, Marcus Heinritz, Angelika Schall, Arndt-Peter Schulz

Abstract: Background: The aim of our study was to develop a test setup combining realistic force transmission with physiological movement patterns at a frequency that mimicked daily use of the elbow, to assess implants in orthopedic joint reconstruction and trauma surgery.Methods:In a multidisciplinary approach, an in vitro biomechanical testing machine was developed and manufactured that could simulate the repetitive forceful movement of the human elbow joint. The construction involved pneumatic actuators. An aluminum …

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