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Luisa Monti
05-20-1999, 06:55 PM
Dear all,
last week I posted a message in biomech-l to gain information on loads at
the prosthetic head in a range of activities. Here is the original message
and the replies I got.
I thank all the ones who answered. Even if I knew all the authors and works
suggested, the investigation confirmed that the following referencesarecan
be reasonably considered the only ones available in the literature.
Thanks again, bye


Original message:
>> Dear all,
>> I am PhD student of the University of Bologna and I am dealing with
>> severe loads applied at the head of hip prostheses.
>> Looking through the literature I have selected a set of activities that
>> produce the highest resultant forces: stumbling, jogging, jumping rope,
>> squatting, car entry/exit, bath entry.
>> Unfortunately, I have too small information on the loads produced a the
>> prosthetic head, both for the quantitative data, for the reference
>> system of the forces recorded, and for the frequency of the activity
>> occurrence.
>> If anyone has direct data or references on the topic, this would be
>> great!
>> Thank you
>> bye
>> Luisa



>>Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 15:49:20 BST
>>From: Totally Hip
>>Subject: Re: Loads at the prosthetic head in a range of activities
>>To: monti@tecno.ior.it
>>Priority: Normal
>>MIME-Version: 1.0
>>The classical paper on this was written by J.P.Paul in 1967.
>>Many subsequent works will reference this if you run a search.
>>Simon L. Smith
>>Research Associate,
>>University of Durham,


>>Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 11:18:15 -0400 (EDT)
>>From: Peter J Barrance
>>To: Luisa monti
>>Subject: Re: Loads at the prosthetic head in a range of activities
>>MIME-Version: 1.0
>>Dear Luisa,
>>The best reference I know of is the paper by Bergmann et al. (from
>>Berlin), published in Journal of Biomechanics, c.1995. They have a
>>website which shouldn't be too hard to find. Also, a lot of work
>>was done by people at Case Western in the USA (Kotzar, Davy, et. al,
>>J.O.R. 1991).
>>Best of luck!
>>__________________________________________________ ___________________
>>Peter Barrance
>>Graduate Research Assistant
>>Biomechanics Laboratory, 009 Spencer Lab
>>Department of Mechanical Engineering
>>University of Delaware
>>Newark, DE 19716, U.S.A.
>>(302) 831 6704, e-mail: peteb@udel.edu


>>From: "Nichols-Ketchum, Martha"
>>To: 'Luisa monti'
>>Subject: RE: Loads at the prosthetic head in a range of activities
>>Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 10:00:35 -0500
>>MIME-Version: 1.0
>>A few years back I talked to some people at MIT who actually had put strain
>>gages on an in-vivo hip implant.
>>I can't remember their names, but they were associated with the motion
>>analysis lab there.
>>Martha A. Nichols-Ketchum, Ph.D., P.E.
>>Rimkus Consulting Group
>>3300 W. Esplanade Avenue, Suite 515
>>Metairie, LA 70002


>>Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 16:45:08 +0200
>>From: Yves Blanc
>>Subject: Re: Loads at the prosthetic head in a range of activities
>>X-Sender: blanc@cmu.unige.ch
>>To: monti@tecno.ior.it
>>MIME-version: 1.0
>>X-attachments: A:\hip.doc;
>>Dear Luisa,
>>May be you will find something useful in the attacehd file,
>>Good luck,


1. Allan C, Jasty M, Harrigan TP, Bragdon C, Cargill E, Mann RW, Murphy
M, Harris WH. A comparison of the joint reaction forces measured with an
instrumented prosthesis and calculated from gait analysis. Trans Orthop
Res Soc 1989;14:226

2. Bassey EJ, Littlewood JJ, Taylor SJ. Relations between compressive
axial forces in an instrumented massive femoral implant, ground reaction
forces, and integrated electromyographs from vastus lateralis dueing
various osteogenic exercises. J Biomechanics 1997;30:213-23.

3. Brown TRM, Bicol AC, Paul JP. Comparison of loads transmitted by
Charnley and CAD Muller total hip arthroplasties. No Journal or Journal
Lost 1984;63-8.

4. Fagerson TL, Krebs DE, Harris BA, Mann RW. Examining shibboleths of
hip rehabilitation protocols using in vivo contact pressures from an
instrumented hemiarthroplasty. Physiotherapy 1995;81:533-40.

5. Goodman RMF, English TA, Kilvington M. Jamlaner C, MacDonald RW,
editors.A handbook on biotelemetry and radio tracking. Oxford: Pergamon
Press; 1980;An implantable FM telemetry system for measuring forces on
prosthetic hip joints. p. 297-306.

6. Graichen F, Bergmann G. Four-channel telemetry system for in vivo
measurement of hip joint forces. J Biomed Eng 1991;13:370-4.

7. Hodge WA, Carlson KL, Fijan RS, Burgess RG, Riley PO, Harris WH, Mann
RW. Contact pressures from an instrumented hip endoprosthesis. J Bone
Joint Surg 1989;71-A:1378-86.

8. Hodge WA, Fijan R, Mann RW, Carlson K, Harris WH. Preliminary in vivo
pressure measurements in a human acetabulum. Orthop Trans 1986;9:336

9. Hodge WA, Fijan RS, Carlson KL, Riley PO, Mann RW, Harris WH. Human
in vivo acetabular pressure measurement: 18 months follow-up. Orthop
Trans 1986;10:320

10. Rydell NW. Forces acting on the femoral head-prosthesis. Acta Orthop
Scand 1966;suppl.88:1-132.


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>Hi Luisa!
>Are you taking your information from instrumented prostheses (Bergmann,
>Rohlmann, etc.?)

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Luisa Monti
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