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Pasquale Vena (milano, Italy)
04-04-1995, 05:44 PM
SUBJECT:Viscoplasticity of cancellous bone

Help a neophite of biomech-l what I am.
What I'm trying to understand is the consequence
of viscous or viscoplastic or damage behavior of
cancellous bone (and of cortical bone).
Might this kind of behavior affect the design of
hip joint stem prosthesis?
Changing in stress pattern and magnitude (caused
by prosthesis or other), might viscosity and/or damage
play an important role (in remodelling also)?
Why there are so few papers about this subject?
I'm looking for an explanation of this my doubt
and some papers on experimental investigation
and/or mathematical modelling.
Thank you all very much.

Pasquale VENA PH.D. student (structural engineering)
Department of Structural Engineering
Milan Institute of Technology (Politecnico di Milano)
P.zza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
20133 Milano
Tel. +39.2.2399.4328
E-MAIL: vena@elia.stru.polimi.it