Development of biomechanical models for the simulation of load distribution and fracture risk of the osteoporotic bones after spinal cord injury.

  • Coupaud, Sylvie (Principal Investigator)
  • Gislason, Magnus, (Co-investigator)

Project: Non-funded project

Project Details


People with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) can rapidly develop osteoporosis in the bones of
the paralysed limbs. Weakening of the bones following SCI is accompanied by a
much increased risk of fracture in the paralysed limbs. This pilot study aims to use
computational modelling techniques incorporating data from high resolution bone
scans to determine the effect of reduced bone mineral content and altered bone
architecture after SCI on load distribution and fracture load in the osteoporotic bones.
Short titleBiomechanical models of osteoporotic bones
Effective start/end date1/02/1111/06/14

Research Output

Prediction of risk of fracture in the tibia due to altered bone mineral density distribution resulting from disuse: a finite element study

Gislason, M., Coupaud, S., Sasagawa, K., Tanabe, Y., Purcell, M., Allan, D. B. & Tanner, K. E., 17 Feb 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 228, 2, p. 165 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Risk of fracture modelling in healthy and osteoporotic tibia

    Gislason, M., Coupaud, S., Sasagawa, K., Tanabe, Y., Purcell, M., Allan, D. & Tanner, E., Jul 2014.

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