Novel workflow using AnyBody Modeling System and Mechanical Finder to do finite element analysis of osteoarthritic gait

Lower extremity muscle forces in abnormal gait and their improvement after total hip arthroplasty (THA) in hip osteoarthritis are closely related to the gait motion and disease seriousness. Therefore, subject-specific prediction is necessary to assess joint reaction forces, muscle forces and stress distribution of bone around the hip.

To achieve this, a workflow with the AnyBody Modeling System (AMS) in combination with Mechanical Finder (MF), a popular software made in Japan specialized for finite element analysis (FEA) of bone reflecting heterogeneous material properties, was established.

In this webcast, we will show a change in stress distributions of femur in the gait motion of a hip osteoarthritis patient before and after THA.

Associate Professor Daisuke Tawara, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Ryukoku University, Japan

Date and times:
4 December at 09:00 and 21:00 CET

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