RESEARCH ARTICLE


Finite Element Modelling of NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Abutment for an Osseointegration Trans-femoral Implant



W. Xu*
Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK.


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Abstract

Traditionally, prosthetic limb is interconnected to the residual limb via a “socket”f FE modelling was also made between NiTi SMA and other materials used in the clinical trials. The results reveal that NiTi SMA abutment can release much more impact load and reduce the over stress in the bone significantly.

Keywords: Finite element analysis, Osseointegration implant, Shape memory alloy, Impact loading..