Technical White Papers

Overview of the typical anatomical locations and incidence rates of fractures in patients who have soft, low-density bone tissue

Experimental results suggesting that the Lifespans Soft Hip Implant (featuring Soft Tip Technology*) reduces migration by up to 70% versus typical sliding hip screws.

* Technology developed by the Lifespans team at the University of Hong Kong, and exclusively licensed to Lifespans, Ltd.

Experimental results suggesting that typical locking / pedicle screws featuring Lifespans Soft Thread** Technology reduces migration by 10-20% versus typical screws.

** Technology developed by Dr. Feng Xiaoreng and the Lifespans team at the University of Hong Kong, and exclusively licensed to Lifespans, Ltd.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Kulper, S. A., Fang, C. X., Ren, X., Guo, M., Sze, K. Y., Leung, F. K., & Lu, W. W. (2018).

Development and initial validation of a novel smoothed‐particle hydrodynamics‐based simulation model of trabecular bone penetration by metallic implants.

Journal of Orthopaedic Research®, 36(4), 1114-1123.
https://doi.org/10.1002/jor.23734

Kulper, S.A., Sze, K.Y., Fang, C.X., Ren, X., Guo, M., Schneider, K., Leung, F., Lu, W. and Ngan, A. (2018).

A novel fracture mechanics model explaining the axial penetration of bone-like porous, compressible solids by various orthopaedic implant tips.

Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 80, 128-136.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.01.025