Validation of finite element analysis for a new external finger fixator to Correct flexion deformity – a preliminary result

Rahman, H.S.A.; Abu Osman, N.A.; Abas, W.A.B.W.; Ahmad, T.S.; Ng, E S (2008) Validation of finite element analysis for a new external finger fixator to Correct flexion deformity – a preliminary result. In: 4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008, Vols 1 and 2. IFMBE Proceedings, 1-2 (21). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 465-468. ISBN 1680-0737

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to validate of a new external finger fixator components by using finite element analysis (FEA). The new external finger fixator consists of proximal, middle and distal phalanges support sections and means for rigidly connecting each support to a hinge and its corresponding attached to phalanx through the movements of flexion or extension. The results from the analysis found that the entire components of the fixator conform to the performance based on the requirements for general duty (500 N load applied on uniformly distributed load). This analysis shows that the new external fixator is able to restore full function and dynamic range of motion for patients with flexion deformity at the finger joints without failure.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Creators:
    1. Rahman, H.S.A.
    2. Abu Osman, N.A.
    3. Abas, W.A.B.W.
    4. Ahmad, T.S.
    5. Ng, E S
    Additional Information: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Uncontrolled Keywords: External Finger Fixator, Finite Element Analysis. Flexion Deformity, Phalangeal Bone
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Nor Izzati Ab Razak
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 11:45
    Last Modified: 26 Jan 2012 11:45
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2501

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