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A novel adaptive algorithm for 3D finite element analysis to model extracortical bone growth

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Extracortical bone growth with osseointegration of bone onto the shaft of massive bone tumour implants is an important clinical outcome for long-term implant survival. A new computational algorithm combining geometrical shape changes and bone adaptation in 3D Finite Element simulations has been developed, using a soft tissue envelope mesh, a novel concept of osteoconnectivity, and bone remodelling theory. The effects of varying the initial tissue density, spatial influence function and time step were investigated. The methodology demonstrated good correspondence to radiological results for a segmental prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-138
JournalComputer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Issue number2
Early online date16 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


  • A Novel Adaptive Algorithm

    Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering on 16/01/2018, available online:

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