Numerical simulation of strain-adaptive bone remodelling in the ankle joint

Anas Bouguecha, Nelly Weigel, Bernd-Arno Behrens, Christina Stukenborg-Colsman & Hazibullah Waizy
Background: The use of artificial endoprostheses has become a routine procedure for knee and hip joints while ankle arthritis has traditionally been treated by means of arthrodesis. Due to its advantages, the implantation of endoprostheses is constantly increasing. While finite element analyses (FEA) of strain-adaptive bone remodelling have been carried out for the hip joint in previous studies, to our knowledge there are no investigations that have considered remodelling processes of the ankle joint. In...
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