Acetabular stress shielding – a finite element analysis of a cemented, a cementless rigid and a cementless elastic socket

D. Pakvis, D. Janssen & N. Verdonschot
Objective: Wolff’s law states that bone remodeling is driven by external loads on bone. When loads increase, bone mass will increase accordingly, making it stronger, while bone mass will decrease when loading forces are lower. This may cause problems when bone is stress shielded by rigid metal[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]