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.
J. Granholm, P. Nelson, P. Walker and D. Robertson, "Computer Design of Custom Femoral Stem Prostheses," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 7, no. , pp. 26-35, 1987.