Modelling of a finite element mesh for the tibia of a spinal cord injured patient

K Sasagawa, S. Coupaud, Magnus Kjartan Gislason, E. Tanner, Y Tanabe

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Abstract

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) provides a natural model of the effects of unloading of the bones through paralysis. In paraplegia, bone loss can occur rapidly and extensively in the paralysed lower limbs whilst the upper limbs remain unaffected. Coupaud et al. (2011) report that some patients develop osteoporosis in the tibia and femur even within the first year of injury. Weakening of the bones after SCI is accompanied by a substantially increased risk of fracture. Lower-limb fractures often result from everyday activities, such as a transfer between the wheelchair and the bed. There is a clinical need to understand the macro-structural behaviour of the long bones in the body in order to develop potential physical treatments to tackle this musculoskeletal disorder in SCI patients.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2011
EventSimpleware Users Meeting - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Nov 20119 Nov 2011

Conference

ConferenceSimpleware Users Meeting
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period9/11/119/11/11

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Tibia
Spinal Cord
Spinal Cord Injuries
Bone and Bones
Lower Extremity
Wheelchairs
Paraplegia
Upper Extremity
Paralysis
Femur
Osteoporosis
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

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Sasagawa, K., Coupaud, S., Gislason, M. K., Tanner, E., & Tanabe, Y. (2011). Modelling of a finite element mesh for the tibia of a spinal cord injured patient. Paper presented at Simpleware Users Meeting, Bristol, United Kingdom.
Sasagawa, K ; Coupaud, S. ; Gislason, Magnus Kjartan ; Tanner, E. ; Tanabe, Y. / Modelling of a finite element mesh for the tibia of a spinal cord injured patient. Paper presented at Simpleware Users Meeting, Bristol, United Kingdom.1 p.
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2011. Paper presented at Simpleware Users Meeting, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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Sasagawa K, Coupaud S, Gislason MK, Tanner E, Tanabe Y. Modelling of a finite element mesh for the tibia of a spinal cord injured patient. 2011. Paper presented at Simpleware Users Meeting, Bristol, United Kingdom.