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Functional Modeling of Human Joints: A Feasibility Study for the Knee

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Michele Conconi, Vincenzo Parenti Castelli

University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Paper No. DETC2013-13337, pp. V004T08A007; 6 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 4: 18th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 2013 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications
  • Portland, Oregon, USA, August 4–7, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5591-1
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Biological tissues are plastic with respect to the mechanical environment to which they are exposed. This makes them able to modify their architecture and inner structure in order to respond to different loading conditions with the smallest biological effort (functional adaptation). As a result, tissues can optimally adapt their structures to the task they have to perform.

Based on these concepts, a kinetic model of the ankle joint has been recently developed. The tibio-talar relative motion was obtained by imposing the congruence maximization as a biological optimum throughout the entire flexion range.

The aim of this work is to investigate the applicability of the proposed approach to the knee and to evaluate the weight of the meniscal contribution to the global femoro-tibial congruence.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME
Topics: Modeling , Knee



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