Diaphyseal femoral fracture: 3D biomodel and intramedullary nail created by additive manufacturing
by M.G. Fernandes; J.L. Alves; E.M.M. Fonseca
International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation (IJMATEI), Vol. 7, No. 2, 2016

Abstract: The aim of the present work was to explore the feasibility of different additive manufacturing techniques applied in design, diagnosis and planning of a locked intramedullary nail used in the diaphyseal femoral fractures. Using a clinical case study of a femoral diaphysis fracture, a biomodel was developed to simulate the osseointegration bone-implant. The biomechanical analysis was performed using the finite element method and different additive manufacturing techniques were applied, particularly the full colour printing to obtain the colour levels related to von Mises stresses. The biomodel and all applied prototyping techniques have proved to be important, since they allow fast reconstruction of layered prototyping models from point cloud data with a shape errors control. In surgical procedures these models can provide practice simulators, procedure guides and models against which to measure progress by helping health professionals on an accurate and safe surgical planning.

Online publication date: Sun, 02-Oct-2016

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation (IJMATEI):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com