Automating Key Components of Finite Element Research


About this webinar

In total hip replacement surgery, most traditional designs of femur components have a long stem. Short hip stems have only recently been introduced, and these are presumed to reduce proximal stress shielding compared to traditional, long stems.

However, due to their smaller contact area with the bone, high peak stresses and areas of stress shielding could appear in the proximal femur, especially in the presence of atypical bone geometries. Researchers at the University of Leuven and the University Hospital of Brussels wanted to better understand this aspect by virtually implanting a commercially available calcar-guided short stem (Optimys from Mathys AG, Bettlach, Germany) in a series of bones with deviating proximal geometry, and by performing finite element analyses with the help of automation.

What you will learn

  • How researchers automated time-consuming, labor-intensive work to assess hip implant performance


Ir. Amelie Sas

PhD student, Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering Department, KU Leuven

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