Specimen specific, 3D modeling of the elbow - Prediction of strain in the medial collateral ligament

William L. Buford, Joris W. Snijders, Vikas V. Patel, Cody M. Curry, Brian A. Smith

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Abstract

In this project 3D interactive models of twelve cadaver elbows are developed using the author's kinematic simulation software. The effective flexion-extension axes for each specimen's model are iteratively defined based upon congruent joint motion and individual limits in range-of-motion. Origins and insertions of both parts of the medial collateral ligament are digitized following careful dissection of each specimen. Ligament paths are then defined using cubic B-spline models of the principal fibers of each part, flexion extension motion of each elbow is carried out in real-time and the strain of each fiber model is calculated. Results indicate the existence of two distinct populations of medial collateral ligament - one whose anterior part stretches during flexion of the elbow and the other whose anterior part stretches during extension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012
Pages3348-3351
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2012
Event34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2012Sep 1 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/28/129/1/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Buford, W. L., Snijders, J. W., Patel, V. V., Curry, C. M., & Smith, B. A. (2012). Specimen specific, 3D modeling of the elbow - Prediction of strain in the medial collateral ligament. In 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012 (pp. 3348-3351). [6346682] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346682