volume 10, issue 3, P345-369 1976
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820100305
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Abstract: The attachment of a prosthesis directly to the part of the skeleton remaining after an amputation offers many improvements over coupling schemes used in conventional prostheses. However, the stresses induced in the bone by the macrostructure of the attached prosthetic device must first be understood because they are a significant consideration in the design of a successful direct skeletal attachment (DSA) system. This investigation utilizes the finite element method of analysis to structurally model some possi…

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