Title

An Application of Beam Theory to Determine the Stress and Deformation of Long Bones.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1989

Abstract

We present a generalized beam theory in which deformation and load are determined simultaneously, in order to analyze statically indeterminant problems involving long bones. We regard a long bone as a beam curved in three dimensions for which the cross-sectional properties vary continuously along its length. The theory is used to determine the force, moment, deflection and twist along the fifth metatarsal when it is subjected to both a pointwise and a distributed load.

Volume

22

Issue

3

First Page

189

Last Page

199

ISSN

0021-9290

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

2722890

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article