Multi-field modelling and simulation of the human hip joint

Joffrey Mabuma
A major biomedical problem is the poor self-healing and regeneration of cartilage. Therefore, cartilage tissues are easily prone to degenerate, leading to pain and working disabilities in middle-aged and older people. In particular, osteoarthritis (OA), a commonly occurring form of cartilage degeneration, is estimated to affect 630 million people worldwide, representing 15% of the global population. In Germany, the Robert-Koch Institute, responsible for national health data reporting, mentions only 1,6% of the under 30-year-old population...
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