We are doing some work on new materials for joint prostheses and our
animal model is the sheep hip. Does anyone know of published data
on the forces at the hip joint at different points in the SHEEP gait cycle
analogous to the force data for the human first published by Paul?

We need the data to input into some stress analyses of the prostheses
using finite element analysis. We are trying to determine how the
stresses are likely to compare in hip prostheses in both the
sheep and human, given the differences in prosthesis size, body weights
and gait forces.
Arthur Brandwood.

Arthur Brandwood A.Brandwood@.unsw.edu.au
Centre for Biomedical Engineering Tel: +61 2 697 3906
University of New South Wales Post: PO Box 1, Kensington
Sydney Australia. NSW, Australia 2033