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A review of probabilistic analysis in orthopaedic biomechanics

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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
alignment.

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.

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

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Accepted/In Press date: 2010
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Keywords: probabilistic methods, biomechanics, joint mechanics, kinematics, total joint replacement, statistics, finite element analysis

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Local EPrints ID: 143375
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/143375
ISSN: 0954-4119
PURE UUID: 6727e10f-a50b-4303-801d-ecde8207b45c
ORCID for M. Browne: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5184-050X

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Date deposited: 08 Apr 2010 15:17
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:09

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