Cadaveric bone models




Cadaveric models are used to investigate the mechanical behaviour of implants under physiological loading. A new hip implant is compared with a similar clinically-established design by implantation in either side of a femoral pair. Cyclic loading is generally applied and the relative motion measured between implant and bone, using an optical marker based system (Vicon). The strength and failure mode are also documented.


F. M. Westphal, N. Bishop, M. Honl, E. Hille, K. Püschel, and M. M. Morlock, Migration and cyclic motion of a new short-stemmed hip prosthesis-a biomechanical in vitro study, Clin.Biomech.(Bristol., Avon.) 21 (8):834-840, 2006

F. M. Westphal, N. Bishop, K. Püschel, and M. M. Morlock, Biomechanics of a new short-stemmed uncemented hip prosthesis: An in-vitro study in human bone, Hip.Int. 16 Suppl 3:22-30, 2006

Schlegel, U.J., Siewe, J., Delank, K.S., Eysel, P., Püschel, K., Morlock, M.M., Gebert de Uhlenbrock, A., Pulsed lavage improves fixation strength of cemented tibial components, Int Orthop. 35, 1165-1169, 2011

Schlegel, U.J., Rothstock, S., Siewe, J., Schiwy-Bochat, K.H., Eysel, P., Morlock, M.M., Does Impaction Matter in Hip Resurfacing? A Cadaveric Study, J Arthroplasty., 2011 Feb;26(2): 296-302

Schlegel, U., Gebert de Uhlenbrock, A., Bishop, N., Siewe, J., Püschel, K., Morlock, M., Pulsed Lavage Improves Mechanical Stability of Cemented Tibial Components, Transactions of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), Long Beach (CA), 1078, 2011

Bishop, N.E., Hoehn, J., Rothstock, S., Nagel, K., Morlock, M.M., The relationship of press-fit fixation strength and bone damage during implantation, ORS San Antonio, paper 1008, 2013.