volume 29, issue 5, P687-692 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00125-5
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Abstract: A three-dimensional, nonlinear contact finite element (FE) model of total hip replacement, linked to a sliding-distance-coupled wear algorithm, was used to study polyethylene wear rates for three different femoral head sizes. Hip resultant loads from a validated gait analysis model were used in the FE model to determine contact stress distributions on the polyethylene bearing surface, for 16 discrete instants of stance phase. Sliding distances of points on the femoral head surface were obtained from the corres…

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