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
Ir. Amelie Sas
PhD student, Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering Department, KU Leuven
Ir. Amelie Sas's research focuses on the treatment and prevention of femoral fractures and is supported by the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO). Currently, she is researching the effectiveness of a minimally-invasive technique to prevent fractures in patients with bone metastases by developing patient-specific computer models, i.e., finite element models.
Amelie holds a Bachelor of Mechanical-Electrical Engineering and a Master of Biomedical Engineering from KU Leuven.
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