Finite Element Analysis of 3D Models of Upper and Lower Limbs of Mexican Patients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Type III

  • V. Ramírez
  • C. R. TorresEmail author
  • J. L. Rueda
  • L. Martínez
  • B. Romero
  • G. M. Urriolagoitia
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 113)


Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a congenital and incurable disease known as the “Crystal Bones” disease. In most cases, people with OI suffer bone fractures due to minimal causes, although in drastic cases, a bone deformation is presented, consequently causing some physical disability. In open literature, there is no information concerning models for patients belonging to the Mexican phenotype. Hence, this paper is devoted to report advances in the development of finite element models for long bones of OI patients; the model was carried out from a computerized axial tomography. As well, stress analysis is shown by taking into account specific properties of the affected bone tissue. Our results obtained will be used for manufacturing orthopaedic implants and the construction of virtual dummies for crash test.


Osteogenesis imperfecta Biomechanics Biomodelling 



The authors thanks for the support to National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) to make this work possible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Ramírez
    • 1
  • C. R. Torres
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. L. Rueda
    • 1
  • L. Martínez
    • 2
  • B. Romero
    • 1
  • G. M. Urriolagoitia
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Sección de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López MateosCiudad de MéxicoMexico
  2. 2.Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, INSIAMadridSpain

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