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Results from study about synthetic 3D printed knee joint presented at IEEE MetroXRAINE

The team of SINPAIN partner Reykjavik University (RU) took part in the IEEE International Conference on Metrology for eXtended Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Neural Engineerin (metroXRAINE) held in Milan, Italy, from 25 - 27 October 2023. Within the special session “Computer-Aided Solutions in Healthcare: Bioimaging and 3D Printing”, the RU team published and presented a study entitled “Development of synthetic 3D printed knee joint to assess mechanical and functional properties of degenerative cartilage”.

The research involved a multidisciplinary approach, combining experimental methods, such as mechanical testing and 3D printing, with computational simulations based on Finite Element Analysis (FEA). The objective was to create synthetic 3D-printed knee joint models for evaluating and comprehending the behavior of novel materials specifically designed to simulate the properties of articular cartilage. The study emphasizes the importance of considering knee joint’s mechanical behavior in developing personalized treatment strategies for knee osteoarthritis (OA). The developed synthetic knee joint simulator has the potential to contribute to future research and clinical advancements in knee OA management.

With regard to more information about the aim of the study and its results, reference is made to the poster prepared by the RU team.