A review of probabilistic analysis in orthopaedic biomechanics

Laz, P. J. and Browne, M. (2010) A review of probabilistic analysis in orthopaedic biomechanics. Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 224, (H) (doi:10.1243/09544119JEIM739).


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Probabilistic analysis methods are being increasingly applied in the orthopaedics and biomechanics literature to account for uncertainty and variability in subject geometries, properties of various structures, kinematics and joint loading, as well as uncertainty in implant

As a complement to experiments, finite element modelling, and statistical analysis, probabilistic analysis provides a method of characterizing the potential impact of variability in parameters on performance. This paper presents an overview of probabilistic analysis and a review of biomechanics literature utilizing probabilistic methods in structural reliability, kinematics, joint mechanics, musculoskeletal modelling, and patient-specific representations.

The aim of this review paper is to demonstrate the wide range of applications of probabilistic methods and to aid researchers and clinicians in better understanding probabilistic analyses.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1243/09544119JEIM739
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ISSNs: 0954-4119 (print)
2041-3033 (electronic)
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Keywords: probabilistic methods, biomechanics, joint mechanics, kinematics, total joint replacement, statistics, finite element analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Bioengineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 143375
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2010In press
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 15:17
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:19
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Funded by: EPSRC (EP/E057705/1)
Led by: Martin Browne
8 October 2007 to 7 October 2010
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/143375

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