Biomechanics of Local Articular Incongruitiesby Thomas D. Brown, Univ of Iowa, Iowa City, United States,
Abstract: Abnormalities of intra-articular contact near sites of local surface incongruity are frequently associated with secondary osteoarthrosis. We here review a series of experimental and computational studies in which contact stress distributions have been mapped - as a function of the geometric severity of the local incongruity - for several situations of clinical interest.
Subject Headings: Stress distribution | Mapping | Computing in civil engineering | Contact mechanics | Stress analysis | Geometrics | Cracking
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