Issue No.02 - February (1987 vol.7)
John Granholm , Brigham and Women's Hospital
Douglas Robertson , Brigham and Women's Hospital
Peter Walker , Brigham and Women's Hospital
Philip Nelson , Brigham and Women's Hospital
Improved implant-bone fit appears to increase the longevity of cementless total joints. This article describes design software that uses 3D bone models generated from X-ray computerized tomography to produce optimal-fit hip stems for individual femurs. The result is an implant designed to optimize load transfer and minimize stem motion within a given bone.
John Granholm, Douglas Robertson, Peter Walker, Philip Nelson, "Computer Design of Custom Femoral Stem Prostheses", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.7, no. 2, pp. 26-35, February 1987, doi:10.1109/MCG.1987.277103