Principal Investigator

Amy L. Lerner, Ph.D. University of Rochester work Box 270168 Rochester NY 14627-0168 office: Goergen Hall 307 p (585) 275-7847 f (585) 276-1999


Lerner Lab University of Rochester work Goergen Hall 307 Rochester NY 14627-0168 p (585) 275-7847 f (585) 276-1999


Modeling the Biomechanics of the Knee

Finite element model of the knee meniscus.

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.