Type

Journal Article

Authors

Dermot Brabazon
Daniel O'Callaghan
Sumsun Naher

Subjects

Engineering

Topics
total hip replacement thr powered insertion technique acetabular cup implants mechanical engineering materials experimental automatic technique stability

A powered technique for inserting acetabular cups (2012)

Abstract This work focused to investigate the use of a powered automatic technique to insert acetabular cup implants. The use of a percussion hammer tool as a surgical instrument to insert acetabular cup implants was investigated in current work. Pull-out, lever-out and torque tests were carried out on cup implants inserted into test block specimens of polyurethane (PU) using specifically designed experimental setups as a means of comparing the current mallet and cup introducer (manual impaction) technique against the percussion hammer tool (powered impaction) technique. The experimental tests were based on calculating the maximum forces or moments of forces required to remove the cup implants from a test block specimen, which was representative of the acetabulum of the pelvic bone. It was found, the cup implants inserted using the powered impaction technique required a greater applied force, moment of force and torque in order to remove the cup from the cavity of the PU block specimen in the pull-out, lever-out and torque tests respectively. In terms of stability, the percussion hammer tool has the potential to improve the seating of cup implants within the cavity using a more precise and controlled technique, thus improving the over stability of the inserted cup implant.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Mechanical engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Materials
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering

Full list of authors on original publication

Dermot Brabazon, Daniel O'Callaghan, Sumsun Naher

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