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Measurements of hip-bone distortions caused by the stress of inserted prosthesis by means of the speckle photography method
Author(s): Jerzy K. Gajda; Andrzej Niesterowicz; Henryk Mazurkiewicz
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Paper Abstract

A high number of osseous diseases, particularly of the backbone and hip-joint regions, result in a need for their overall treatment and prevention. Two basic treatment methods are used: physical exercises at an early stage of the illness, and surgical treatment in an advanced stage. Recently, in operational treatment of coxarthrosis the elements of the joint (acetabulum and capitellum) were replaced by their artificial counterparts, despite some drawbacks and unknowns related to this kind of treatment. In order to check the effectiveness of this treatment and to eliminate its drawbacks we have tested the joint by means of speckle photography method. The objective of this paper is an attempt to evaluate stress and displacement distributions in a system consisting of artificial acetabulum and capitellum and a natural bone in order to determine an optimum fitting of artificial acetabulum and capitellum and a natural bone in order to determine an optimum fitting of artificial elements that guarantees uniform distribution of stresses corresponding to anatomical and physiological parameters of the hip-joint. Speckle photographs have been analyzed point by point with the help of the algorithm for striped images processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2203, Laser Technology IV: Applications in Medicine, (1 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.203345
Show Author Affiliations
Jerzy K. Gajda, Technical Univ. of Szczecin (Poland)
Andrzej Niesterowicz, Technical Univ. of Szczecin (Poland)
Henryk Mazurkiewicz, Pomeranian Medical Academy (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2203:
Laser Technology IV: Applications in Medicine
Wieslaw L. Wolinski; Tadeusz Kecik, Editor(s)

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