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Research

Knee Flexion Mechanics

We are interested in understanding the biomechanics of the knee in deep flexion. Magnetic resonance (MR) images are used to identify bone segments, and a motion tracking algorithm developed by VirtualScopics, LLC is used to quantify joint motion between sequential MR scans. MR images are also used to generate finite element models, which can be used to study the biomechanics of knee injuries.

motion trackingMotion tracking is used to prescribe motion in FE model of the knee.

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