Finite Element Analysis Applications in Biomechanical Studies of the Knee Joint
The development of sophisticated 3D FE models through MRI techniques enables us to precisely capture the patient-specific geometries of both hard and soft tissues in the region of interest (RoI), in order to more precisely simulate complicated tissue responses, thereby reflecting more realistic biomechanical behaviors. In the past decades, extensive studies have developed FE models and have coupled the FE model with in vivo kinematic data to analyse true tissue deformation (Halloran et al. in J Biomech 43:2810–2815, 2010). This has resulted in a more convincing simulation and prediction of the loading condition in FEA.
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