Accession Number : ADA017213

Title :   Structure and Function of the Human Patella: The Role of Cancellous Bone.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Townsend,P. R. ; Miegel,R. E. ; Rose,R. M. ; Radin,E. L.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The structure and properties of the cancellous bone of the human patella are reviewed. Contact areas for various angles of flexion are presented and are correlated with the primary structural features. The spatial variation of stiffnesses of the cancellous bone are discussed relative to the function of the patella. Implications for the design of prosthesis are suggested.

Descriptors :   *Bones, Anatomy, Biomechanics, Cartilage, Joints(Anatomy), Knee(Anatomy), Prosthetics, Humans

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE