Characterizing Growth of the Knee Joint

We have evaluated custom MR imaging coils that allow us to characterize the growth of the knee joint in small experimental animals. Comparisons to mechanical testing will help us use these images for development of computational models of the knee joint to study the effect of biomechanics on growth.

knee joint MRIMagnetic resonance image (MRI) and histological section of the proximal tibia in a young rabbit.

Researcher: Amy L. Lerner, Ph.D.
Orthopaedic biomechanics, bone growth and development, cartilage mechanics, medical image-based finite element modeling, knee biomechanics