Design and Finite Element Analysis Of A New Kirschner Wire For Fixing Bone Fractures In Orthopedic Surgery
Gazi University Journal of Science Part A: Engineering and Innovation
In this study, a new Kirschner wire (K-wire) design was performed to fix bone fractures in orthopedic surgery. The numerical analyses were completed based on the finite element method (FEM), using Deform-3D software. In this kind of numerical analyses using the FEM, friction, material model, the load and boundary conditions must be defined correctly. It has been seen that the new design is more advantageous in terms of implant failure or stability of fracture fixation. In addition, a good compatibility was found between the experimental results and the finite element analysis (FEA) results. This confirmed the accuracy of the finite element model. Therefore, this finite element model can be used reliably in drilling processes. We believe that with the use of new design investigated may have the role on the patients taking away from recurrent anesthesia and orthopaedic surgical risk.