Effectiveness of resonance frequency in predicting orthopedic implant strength and stability in an in vitro osseointegration model.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Orthopedic implants (Design and construction)
Orthopedic implants (Health aspects)
Author: Isaacson, Brad M.
Pub Date: 12/31/2009
Publication: Name: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development Publisher: Department of Veterans Affairs Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Department of Veterans Affairs ISSN: 0748-7711
Issue: Date: Dec 31, 2009 Source Volume: 46 Source Issue: 9
Topic: Event Code: 310 Science & research
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 227281555
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Early stabilization and transport of injured servicemembers from overseas conflicts have resulted in a large population of patients with limb loss who may need osseointegration technology because they have limited residual limb length. Developing noninvasive tools is critical for determining implant attachment strength to bone, and monitoring implant stability with resonance frequency will be important for optimizing rehabilitation protocols for patients with limb loss.

Brad M. Isaacson, BS, et al.
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