• Razvan Cristian Vaduva University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova
  • Ilaria Loredana Petrovici University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova
  • Mihai Catalin Tenovici University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova
  • Danut Nicolae Tarnita University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova
  • Dragos Laurentiu Popa University of Craiova
  • Daniel Cosmin Calin University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova
  • Otilia Rogoveanu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova


virtual hip, hip prosthesis, CAD methods, virtual arthoplasty, virtual bones


Serious pathological problems of the hip joint can be solved surgically, in some cases by joint prosthesis. For this reason, it is very important to be able to shape, in a first phase, the components of the prosthesis, which can then be tested virtually. For this purpose, the components of the prosthesis with fixation pins were firstly scanned three-dimensionally. This operation resulted in a model of a "cloud of points" which was subsequently transformed into virtual surfaces, then into virtual solids. These virtually solid components were assembled in a parameterized virtual environment. This prosthesis can be inserted into a biomechanical model of the hip joint and tested using the finite element method. At the end of the paper important conclusions were drawn.


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Author Biographies

Razvan Cristian Vaduva, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

Ph.D. student

Ilaria Loredana Petrovici, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

Ph.D. student

Mihai Catalin Tenovici, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

Ph.D. student

Danut Nicolae Tarnita, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova


Dragos Laurentiu Popa, University of Craiova

Associate Professor

Daniel Cosmin Calin, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

Ph.D. student

Otilia Rogoveanu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

Associate Professor


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