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Potential of incorporated accelerometers for the in vivo assessment of hip stem loosening
Author(s): G. Lowet; G. Van der Perre
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Paper Abstract

The detection of prosthesis loosening in total hip replacement remains a problematic issue. Common techniques such as radiography and arthrography have not been shown to be very effective. Although originally developed for the assessment of fracture healing, vibration analysis was proposed as a method for the detection of loose prostheses [1,2]. In this paper, we will discuss the principles used in the vibration analysis in relation with the detection of loose prothesis and discuss the potential and limitations.

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Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2361, Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184852
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G. Lowet, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
G. Van der Perre, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2361:
Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Alaster McDonach; Peter T. Gardiner; Ron S. McEwen; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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