Massimiliano Bernardoni

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The estimation of the origin and insertion of the four knee ligaments is crucial for individualised dynamic modelling of the knee. Commonly this information is obtained ex vivo or from high resolution MRI, which is not always available. Aim of this work is to devise a method to estimate the origins and insertions from computed tomography (CT) images. A(More)
Relative risk of impingement and joint instability during sexual activities after total hip arthroplasty (THA) has never been objectively investigated. Hip range of motion necessary to perform sexual positions is unknown. A motion capture study with two volunteers was performed. 12 common sexual positions were captured and relevant hip joint kinematics(More)
Patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty are increasingly younger and have a higher demand concerning hip range of motion. To date, there is no clear consensus as to the amplitude of the "normal hip" in everyday life. It is also unknown if the physical examination is an accurate test for setting the values of true hip motion. The purpose of this study(More)
PURPOSE Total hip arthroplasty (THA) aims to restore patient mobility by providing a pain-free and stable artificial joint. A successful THA depends on the planning and its execution during surgery. Both tasks rely on the experience of the surgeon to understand the complex biomechanical behavior of the hip. We investigate the hypothesis that a(More)
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