Orthopaedic Prosthesis Design

Imorphics models are used to generate novel implant designs using a realistic parameterization of the bones or tissues in 3D.

A standard use of our modelling technology is to focus just on one property of the tissue, such as the shape and size of a bone across population groups (such as the effect of gender on hip shape). The framework can be extended beyond just shape and size. Bones and soft tissues can be combined within models to study kinematics and articulation of joints, and the properties of ligament attachments. Modelling the intensity of CT images (Hounsfield units) is used to study bone mineralization, and correlated with shape and size.