Design and simulation of a resorbable bone fixation plate made by additive manufacturing for femoral mid-SHAFT fractures

J. Ivorra-Martinez, M. A. Selles, S. Sanchez-Caballero, Teodomiro Boronat


Finite element method has been employed to establish the feasibility of a fixation plate made of PLA by additive manufacturing for femoral shaft fractures. For this purpose, Von Mises stress and the pressure contact between bones had been analysed. The proposed design has been compared with an actual titanium fixation plate as a point of reference.


femur; mid-SHAFT; finite element method; resorbable; 3D printing

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