Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Abstract

Femoral segments may reconstruct tibial fractures, substituting fibular segments. The femoral segment size superior to the fibular segment and the necessity for femur fixation were determined. In 3-Point Bending, a 40% diaphyseal circumference femoral segment failed 225N higher than the fibula (p=0.047). Using uniaxial compression and FEA, the 40% segment osteotomy initiated yielding in the femur at 2443N (safety factor = 2447N). As a result, the 40% femoral segment is superior to the fibula but requires fixation of the femur.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2005

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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