Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical and Materials Engineering

First Advisor

Chadd W. Clary

Second Advisor

Casey A. Myers

Third Advisor

Paul J. Rullkoetter

Fourth Advisor

Matthew J. Rutherford


Anatomic measurements, Total hip arthroplasty, Virtual implantation


Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most successful orthopedic surgeries performed, in which the hip joint is reconstructed to improve functionality and decrease pain in the joint. Despite the success of these procedures, femoral stem misalignment remains an area that influences THA success. The relationship between the femoral stem geometry and implanted femoral stem size and orientation is underreported due to limitations in the collection of radiographic data used for clinical pre-operative templating. Furthermore, the influence of anatomic measurements on the direction and size of the femoral stem are not considered due to imaging technique and difficulties associated with reliably measuring, moreover are not reported. The overall goal was to develop a custom automated workflow to segment the intramedullary geometry and extract anatomic parameters from cadaveric femurs and to create an automated workflow for the implantation and evaluation of femoral stem positions.

Copyright Date


Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

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Publication Statement

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Rights Holder

Samuel Mattei


Received from ProQuest

File Format



English (eng)


189 pgs

File Size

3.9 MB


Mechanical engineering, Biomechanics, Engineering