Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

48, 4, pp. 897-915, Warsaw 2010

Customised prostheses on human joints and orthosis devices

Krzysztof Kędzior, Marek Pawlikowski, Konstanty Skalski
In the paper, a review of achievements of Inter-Faculty Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering (IFLBE) at Warsaw University of Technology is presented to commemorate Prof. Marek Dietrich who was one of the pioneers of researches in the field of biomechanics and biomedical engineering in Poland. Thus, the paper deals with two sets of problems that the members of IFLBE focused their attention on, i.e. prostheses of human joints and orthosis devices. A detailed process of a custom-made prosthesis manufacturing together with problems related to implantation will be shown as well as some new constructions of orthoses designed at Warsaw University of Technology. In the framework of the first problem, i.e. customised prostheses of human joints, the following joints are considered: hip joint, lumbar spine, elbow joint, knee joint.
Keywords: customised prosthesis; bone adaptation; orthosis device