Comparison of Deformation and Stress States of the Total Trapeziometacarpal Replacement

  • Tomáš Svojanovský
  • Vladimír Fuis
  • Lubomír Trtík
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 644)


The paper aims at deformation and stress analysis of the total replacement of the trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint using finite element method. The TMC replacement serves as a surgical treatment of a hand joint disease called rhizarthrosis. Considering that the replacement is influenced significantly by human tissues when loading in a human body, bones and ligaments are included into the model to reach as realistic conditions as possible. Maximum commonly achievable load is applied on the complex model to present a comparison of various loading variants.


Deformation and stress analysis Total trapeziometacarpal replacement Trapeziometacarpal joint Contact pressure Finite element method Rhizarthrosis Biomechanics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomáš Svojanovský
    • 1
  • Vladimír Fuis
    • 2
  • Lubomír Trtík
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and BiomechanicsBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Centre of Mechatronics – Faculty of Mechanics EngineeringBrno University of Technology and Institute of Thermomechanics AS CR, v. v. i. - Branch BrnoBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHavlíčkův BrodCzech Republic

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