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Rapid development of the fracture implant by combining CAD and CAE technologies based on the patient's information

The specific plate which is pre-contoured to the specific bone shape and the fracture type, can promote the bone healing of patients. However, methods of developing plates for specific patients reported in recent studies are almost time-consuming, and little attention has been paid to improve the efficiency of plate development. This paper proposed a novel methodology to develop and optimize the fixation plate rapidly for a femur based on the parameterization and finite element analysis. The proposed method was tested and simulation experimental results indicated that it allowed design users to develop and modify the plate conveniently according to the information of a specific patient.

Author(s): Xiaozhong Chen, Zhijian Mao, Ya Geng