Master of Engineering Science
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Dr. Louis M. Ferreira
Osteoarthritis of the glenoid results in regional bone density variations and bone loss that may compromise early component fixation and support. The two common morphologies, symmetric and asymmetric erosion, were characterized by bone density and morphology, and assessed on the basis of bone removal and bone quality in the context of augmented glenoid components. The bone strain field was also compared when different augmented glenoid components underwent simulated joint loading using finite element analysis.
Asymmetrically eroded glenoids were found to have denser bone (p
Knowles, Nikolas K., "Osteoarthritis Induced Glenoid Morphology and Bone Quality: An Evaluation of Augmented Glenoid Components" (2015). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 2752.