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mviceconti63
12-10-2002, 07:01 PM
Dear All:
you may be familiar with the Standardised Femur, a computer model
of a commercially available synthetic femur that is used in many
experimental studies. We made freely available this model a long
while ago and since then thousands of researchers and students have
downloaded it.

A few years a go we started to work on a second version of the this
model, which would have the muscle insertions mapped on its surface.
It was a long work, but finally we ended up with a decent model. Our
idea was to share it freely also this time, but since the whole
procedure we used to create it required some peer-reviewing, we kept
the model on hold until the paper describing its making was accepted.

This unfortunately took much longer than we planned. Thus, we
recently asked to Rik Huiskes, the European Editor of the journal of
Biomechanics to publish a letter to the editor in which we briefly
describe the modelling process, so have quickly a support for making
the model available.

Elsevier informed me today that the letter will be included in the
next issue of the journal:
Article title: The muscle standardised femur
Journal title: Journal of Biomechanics
Volume/Issue: vol 36/1 pp 145 - 146
First author: Dr. M. Viceconti

This is to inform you that the MuscleSF, as we called it, shall be
made available on our web site in a few days, due to technical
reasons realted to our web server. As soon as it is on line I shall
post another message to let you know.

In the meanwhile the full length paper was accepted and will be soon
published on the Journal of Engineering in Medicine - Proceedings of
the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H, with the title "The
Muscle Standardised Femur: A Step Forward the Replication of
Numerical Studies in Biomechanics".

Of course this will be release 1.0 of the model, so we would be
suprised if nobody would find out some errors. Please let us know
them, and we shall try to fix them as soon as possible, as we did for
the original SF model.

Best regards

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MARCO VICECONTI, PhD (viceconti@tecno.ior.it)
Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica tel. 39-051-6366865
Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli fax. 39-051-6366863
via di barbiano 1/10, 40136 - Bologna, Italy

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