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Research project: The application of probabilistic methods for the assessment of hip implant performance

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Probabilistic methods find increasing use in the aerospace and automotive areas of engineering design, but historically were not widely adopted in orthopaedics

This project was one of the first to apply probabilistic methods to the design and performance of orthopaedic implants. Focussing on simplified FEA models of total hip replacement, a number of factors were varied, to build multi-dimensional response surfaces, showing how implant performance varied as these factors were changed, and demonstrating that probabilistic and stochastic methods could indeed be used to evaluate the performance envelope of medical devices.

Research into hip performance

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Bioengineering Science
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