Patient-specific computational tools for evaluating functional performance of total knee replacements in vivo

Grant number: LP0990369 | Funding period: 2009 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Knee replacement surgery is the established treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis. This proposal addresses one of the most fundamental questions related to knee replacement surgery: Why do total knee replacements fail? High-fidelity, patient-specific computer simulations of walking can help to answer this question and, in so doing, can improve the functional performance and longevity of current knee implant designs. Realistic computer simulations of human movement also can play a pivotal role in healthcare through patient rehabilitation; in sports, through the development of personalized training programs for elite athletes; and in entertainment, through the creation of video games and anim..

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