Special Issue "Personalized Biomechanics and Orthopedics of the Lower Extremity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 960
Interests: ankle; hindfoot; arthroscopy; knee; joints; talus; bone; tissue; cartilage; surgical tools; design
Our musculoskeletal system enables our mobility. However, all systems, and thus the musculoskeletal system, can break down due to (non-)traumatic events, such as an ankle sprain, knee contusion, or osteoarthritis. Traditionally, reconstructive surgeries of the lower extremity are planned with 2D radiographs, providing many patients with pain reduction and functional restoration. However, modern technologies such as statistical shape modelling, advanced biomechanical simulations, and artificial-intelligence-assisted 3D image processing allow for enhanced 3D-planned and executed reconstructive surgery, taking into account individual patient characteristics. Therefore, this Special Issue invites original papers on personalized biomechanics and orthopedics that highlight the relations between (non-)traumatic events, personalized characteristics (such as morphology), and high-quality orthopedic surgery in the lower extremity. We are especially interested in applications of biomechanical models for translational research, including surgical planning, implant design, optimal reconstruction planes, and attachment sites, as well as papers on the standardization of 3D anatomic and bone coordinate systems, angles, and planes which assist the knowledge transfer for larger cohort analyses.
Prof. Dr. Gabriëlle Tuijthof
Dr. Malte Asseln
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