Marco Bontempi

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  • M Bontempi
  • 2009
Ligaments and tendons have a significant role in the musculoskeletal system and are frequently subjected to injury. This study presents a model of collagen fibers, based on the study of a statistical distribution of fibers when they are subjected to quasistatic linear stretching. With respect to other methodologies, this model is able to describe the(More)
BACKGROUND Computer-assisted surgery is useful to increase the precision of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgical procedure, but could be even more important in evaluating the global performance of reconstructed ACL. This paper describes a new protocol for an accurate and extensive computer-assisted evaluation of single- and double-bundle(More)
PURPOSE The Monte Carlo (MC) simulation is widely used to design and test complex physical phenomena. This paper presents a simulator of x-ray detector for imaging applications by providing a simple component that can be embedded into a MC code and allowing developers to focus their attention on the primary goals without hanging in the quality of the final(More)
Understanding the yield and failure mechanisms of ligaments and tendons is important to have a deeper knowledge of their structure and function. Evaluating what are the limits of the human body is also important to prevent injuries in workers, in athletes and the elderly. The tissue yield mechanism was analyzed by modifying and extending a probabilistic(More)