The aim of this project is to use a multi-scale modelling approach, combining musculoskeletal rigid-body simulations with adaptive finite element analyses, to predict femoral bone growth.
In the first study, we investigated the impact of femoral geometry, i.e. different neck-shaft angle and anteversion angle, on hip joint contact forces and femoral growth prediction. We uploaded following material:
- motion capture data
- used OpenSim model
- finite element model of the femur
- results from the musculoskeletal and femoral growth simulations
This project and HK was funded by a H2020-MSCA individual fellowship (796120).
More details can be found in our publication (please also cite this paper when re-using the data):
Kainz H., Killen B.A., Wesseling M., Perez-Boerema F., Pitto L., Garcia Aznar J.M., Shefelbine S., Jonkers I. (2020) A multi-scale modelling framework combining musculoskeletal rigid-body simulations with adaptive finite element analyses, to evaluate the impact of femoral geometry on hip joint contact forces and femoral bone growth. PLoS ONE 15(7): e0235966.
In the second study, we investigated reasons for pathological and typical growth in children with cerebral palsy. The paper was published as the ESB Award Paper in the Journal of Clinical Biomechanics.