Andra Chincisan

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—The human knee joint is a complex joint of the human body that experiences large loads. The knee stability is mainly ensured by four major ligaments, which all play vital roles to enable a proper joint articulation. As such, the interactions between the mechanical loading in these ligaments needs to be taken into account in order to obtain an adequate(More)
PURPOSE Thinning of cartilage is a common manifestation of osteoarthritis. This study addresses the need of measuring the focal femoral cartilage thickness at the weight- bearing regions of the knee by developing a reproducible and automatic method from MR images. METHODS 3D models derived from semiautomatic MR image segmentations were used in this study.(More)
The knee is a complex joint of the human body that supports large loads in both static and dynamic postures. It is mainly ensured by four major ligaments, which all play vital roles in enabling a proper joint articulation. As such, the interactions between the mechanical loadings in these ligaments need to be taken into account in order to obtain an(More)
PURPOSE Muscles are the primary component responsible for the locomotion and change of posture of the human body. The physiologic basis of muscle force production and movement is determined by the muscle architecture (maximum muscle force, [Formula: see text], optimal muscle fiber length, [Formula: see text], tendon slack length, [Formula: see text], and(More)
Creating virtual bodies of real patients and using them for diagnosis and treatment planning offer the potential to further empower clinical decision making by medical experts. Virtual patient modeling allows to examine the mechanical and physiological conditions under which articulations are operating in a variety of activities without putting the patient(More)
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