Experimental strain analysis on the entire bony leg compared with FE analysis

V. Filardi, D. Milardi

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The present study addresses the question of evaluating, by combining both experimental and numerical approaches, the stress/strain distribution within a complete model of the entire lower bony chain. With this purpose an experimental model and a complete 3D finite element one were realised. A load of 700 N has been applied at the top of pelvis and the feet were rigidly fixed. Obtained results reveal interesting consequences deriving by taking into account the complete bony chain; it is possible to get information on load sharing between bones, location of high strain concentrations, and bone relative motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017


  • CAD
  • FE analysis
  • Femur
  • Knee ligaments
  • Tibia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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