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Challenges of In Vitro and In Vivo Validation of Finite Element Models in Orthopaedic Biomechanics

BME Guest Speaker

February 16, 2023 – 3:00-4:00 PM in RUCH 103

About the presentation

Despite over 50 years of using finite element analysis, there are still a number of significant challenges in validation of orthopaedic biomechanics problems.

Two challenges and potential solutions will be discussed in this talk: i) the validation of cancellous bone strains within an implanted bone  and ii) the corroboration of FE models to clinical outcomes

About the presenter

Dr. Mark Taylor – Flinders University

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Professor Taylor has over 20 years in experience in orthopaedic biomechanics and has spent time in both academia and industry. After completing his PhD  at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London (1997), he worked for Finsbury Orthopaedics. In 1998, he took up an academic appointment the School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, UK. Whilst there, he was responsible for the formation and growth of the Bioengineering Sciences Research Group. His main area of expertise is using computational modelling to assess the performance of total joint replacements. His work has focussed on developing tools to help assess the performance of existing and new designs of hip and knee replacement. In particular, he has focused on developing methods for assessing the influence of patient and surgical variability. More recently, he has begun to explore using these tools for surgeon training and potentially for decision support to help plan joint replacement operations.