2020/06/10 | Research | Biomechanics

Improved prediction of bone implant stability

As part of her dissertation, Marzieh Ovesy from the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics group at ARTORG has developed and validated an explicit finite element method that can more accurately predict the primary stability of dental or orthopedic implants for surgical planning. The computational approach can simulate the insertion and primary stability of a rigid implant in a deformable bone and account for damage at the bone-implant interface, hence paving the way for improved implant design with higher stability.