Personalised Finite element models of the knee joint: a platform for optimal orthopaedic surgery pre-planning


Hamid Naghibi Beidokhti MSc
Presentation PhD defense
Date 2018-11-19
Time 10:30
Location Radboud University, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2 Nijmegen

In this thesis, the aim was to develop FE models of human knee joints, as a surgical pre-planning tool in order to improve orthopaedic surgical outcomes. For this purpose, the essence of some modelling aspects were first assessed.

Subsequently, two approaches to develop knee models with personalised ligament properties were investigated. Eventually, the FE models were utilised as surgical pre-planning tools to improve the outcome of two common orthopaedic surgeries; ACL reconstruction and meniscus implantation.

As a part of the BioMechTools project, all the methodologies were designed in a way that they are expandable to an in-vivo application as a diagnostic, pre-operative surgery planning and decision tool for knee surgeons. This means that all the steps to build up an FE model should be able to be performed non-invasively or minimally invasively.

Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018