Interaction of Femur-Hip Joint Endoprosthesis with Articulated Stem

  • Jitka Jírová
  • Tamara Kauflerová
  • Jiří Máca


The paper deals with the interaction between the POLDI endoprosthesis with an articulated stem and femur. The stem of the endoprosthesis consists of five dia.4.5 mm bars 200 mm long. The upper ends of the bars are firmly connected with the collar, their lower ends are welded together. The endoprosthesis is made of AKV Ultra 2 austenitic stainless steel. Primary fixation of the endoprosthesis works through steady wedging of the stem into the beforehand prepared bone cavity without the application of the bone cement. Secondary fixation is ensured with bone ingrowth among the bars of the stem. The subject of the research was to gain basic knowledge about forceflow through the implant into the bone tissue and to find out stress distribution with its maximum values in the stem structure. An experimental analysis concerning the change of femur behaviour after the fitting of the endoprosthesis was carried out and a Finite-Element model was constructed.


Bone Tissue Austenitic Stainless Steel Lateral Side Bone Cement Medial Side 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jitka Jírová
    • 1
  • Tamara Kauflerová
    • 1
  • Jiří Máca
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics CSASVyšehradská 49Czechoslovakia

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