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Probabilistic computational modeling of total knee replacement wear

Pal, S., Haider, H., Laz, P., Knight, L.A. and Rullkoetter, P.J. (2007) Probabilistic computational modeling of total knee replacement wear Wear, 7pp. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2007.06.010).

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in both clinical retrieval and experimental wear studies. Recently, computational wear simulations have been shown to predict similar results to in vitro and retrieval studies. The objectives of this study were to develop a probabilistic wear prediction model capable of incorporating uncertainty in component alignment, constraint and environmental conditions, to compare computational predictions with experimental results from a knee wear simulator, and to identify the most significant parameters affecting predicted wear performance during simulated gait. The current study utilizes a previously verified wear model; the Archard’s law-based wear formulation represents a composite measure, incorporating the effects and relative contributions of kinematics and contact pressure. Predicted wear was in reasonable agreement in trend and magnitude with experimental results. After 5 million cycles, the predicted ranges (1–99%) of variability in linear wear penetration and gravimetric wear were 0.13mm and 25 mg, respectively, for the input variability levels evaluated. Using correlation-based sensitivity factors, the coefficient of friction, insert tilt and femoral flexion–extension alignment, and the wear coefficient were identified as the parameters most affecting predicted wear. Comparisons of stability, accuracy and efficiency for the Monte Carlo and advanced mean value (AMV) probabilistic methods are also described. The probabilistic wear prediction model provides a time and cost efficient framework to evaluate wear performance, including considerations of malalignment and variability, during the design phase of new implants.

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Published date: 2007
Keywords: TKR, computational wear simulation, probabilistic, kinematics, knee mechanics


Local EPrints ID: 49361
ISSN: 0043-1648
PURE UUID: dbdf0ff0-e997-428b-9937-266a09beaad2

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Date deposited: 02 Nov 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:56

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Author: S. Pal
Author: H. Haider
Author: P. Laz
Author: L.A. Knight
Author: P.J. Rullkoetter

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