Sixteenth Annual Symposium on Computational
Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Saturday, March 1th, 2008
University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

Program, 16th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics
March 1st, 2008

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM Registration

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM Symposium Opening Remarks

Session I Numerical Model Generation and Algorithm Optimization
Moderators: Jenni Buckley and Yanming Zheng

8:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Ugur    Ayturk    Convergence Sensitivity of the Kinetic and Mechanical Predictions of Lumbar Spine Finite Element Models
Yan    Chevalier    Anatomy and Morphology-Based Smooth Finite Element Models of Human Vertebral Bodies
Srinivas    Tadepalli    Patient-Specific Hexahedral Mesh Generation for Orthopaedic Surgical Planning
Nicole    Kallemeyn    Towards Patient-Specific Finite-Element Mesh Development of the Cervical Spine
Mary    Lindberg    Generation of a Damage-Accumulation Algorithm for Simulation of Repetitive Loading Injury after Vertebroplasty Treatment

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break

Session II Kinematics Based Modeling Approach       
Moderators: Sachin Budhabhatti and John Rasmussen

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Jessica    Goetz    A Finite Element Study of the Structural Effects of Lesion Morphology in a Bipedal Animal Model of Femoral Head Osteonecrosis
Elisabeta    Marai    A Kinematics-Based Method for Evaluating the Stabilizing Role of Ligaments in the Carpal Joint
Deepak    Kumar    Force Changes in Vatus Medialis During Gait: Relationship with EMG and Impact on Co-Contraction Estimages - A Proof of Concept
Jason    Halloran    Adaptive Surrogate Modeling for Efficient Coupling of Musculoskeletal Control and Tissue Deformation Models
O.     Lubovsky    3D Image-based Characterization of Acetabular Weight Bearing Pattern - Imprinting of the Femoral Head and Evaluation of Acetabular Orientation

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch

Session III Numerical Simulation of Implant Biomechanics       
Moderators: Carrie Whyne and Nicole Grosland

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
John Rasmussen    A Computational Model of Clavicle Fracture Fixation
Senthilkumar    Venkatesan    Determination of Wear in Artificial Hip Implants
Cornelius    Weiss    Squeaking Ceramic-on-Ceramic Total Hip Replacements - A Numerical Vibration Approach
SangHoon    Kim    Effect of Loading Variability on Stress on Tibial Polyethylene Component in Posterior Stabilized Total Knee Replacement
Kwonsoo    Chun    Effect of Stiffness factor on spinal dynamic stabilization device through patient type specific modeling

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Break

Session IV Computational Bone Mechanics       
Moderators: Brandon Santoni and Tony Petrella

2:45 - 4:00 PM
Mishima    Kiriyama    Mechanical Property of the Apophyseal Cartilage Significantly Effects the Stress Distribution at the Tibial Tuberosity
Thomas    Mueller    Computational Bone Mechanics to Determine Bone Strength of the Human Radius
Bac    Nguyen    Characterisation of the Mechanical Properties of Single Chondrocytes using a Micro-Manipulation Technique and Finite Element Modelling
Lauren    Hayward    A Mechano-Regulation Algorithm of Stem Cell Differentiation and Comparable Histology During Bending Stimulation
Rebecca    Taylor    The Phenomenon of Twisted Growth: Humeral Torsion in Dominant Arms of High Performance Tennis Players

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Poster Presentation and Reception

Organized Jointly by:


Michael Liebschner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Christian Puttlitz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of
Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University

Diane Wagner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Note Dame, IN