Modeling the Biomechanics of the Knee
The emphasis in our laboratory is on the use of computational modeling to study the biomechanics of the knee. Our interests include studying the role of gender, obesity, ethnicity, activities and meniscal injuries in the development of osteoarthritis. Using models based on medical imaging techniques such as micro-computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, our goal is to better understand the distribution of forces in the knee joint and how these may be related to risks for the onset or progression of osteoarthritis.
- MRI-based analysis of patellofemoral cartilage contact, thickness, and alignment in extension, and during moderate and deep flexion.Knee. (2015 Jul 23).
- A statistically-augmented computational platform for evaluating meniscal function.J Biomech. 48, 1444-53. (2015 Jun 01).
- Development of a statistical shape model of the patellofemoral joint for investigating relationships between shape and function.J Biomech. 44, 2446-52. (2011 Sep 02).