Fatigue and wear testing of a non-constrained metacarpophalangeal prosthesis

John J. Grabowski, William H. Douglas, Ronald L. Linscheid, Kai Nan An

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Abstract

Protocols for conducting the mechanical evaluation of a non-constrained metacarpophalangeal (MCP) prosthesis for finger replacement were developed. Mechanical evaluation was conducted in two phases; fatigue testing at a fixed flexion angle of 30° and wear testing at flexion/extension angles from 0 to 90°. Upon the completion of both tests, the components and control specimens were again submitted for surface profiling. The change in component volume was determined by aligning and subtracting pre- and post-surface images.

Original languageEnglish
Pages443-444
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference - Beever Creek, CO, USA
Duration: 1995 Jun 281995 Jul 2

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference
CityBeever Creek, CO, USA
Period95-06-2895-07-02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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