SafeACL: Ligament reconstruction based on subject-specific musculoskeletal and finite element models

Dimitar Stanev, Athina Kokonozi, Konstantinos Filip, Filippos Nikolopoulos, Konstantinos Moustakas, Lefteris Benos, Leonidas Spirou, Dimitrios Tsaopoulos, Hantes Michalis, Halatsis Giorgios, Vlihou Marianna, Konstantinos Malizos, Poulios Swkratis


This technical report presents the SafeACL project, which focus on the development of a decision support system based on the integration of musculo-skeletal computer models with imaging (MRI, X-ray, ultrasound) and motion analysis data (kinematics, kinetics) to simulate the surgery and to improve cus-tomization, objectivity, and effectiveness of treatments for ACL reconstruction. The SafeACL system will allow the physician to operate in a virtual environment using an individualized musculoskeletal model that will be able to predict the effect of the surgery. SafeACL is a project co‐financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE, started in July of 2018 (M1) and has a duration of 36 months. The 1st section of this report provides an over-view of SafeACL, by describing objectives, the work plan and the implementa-tion phases, the expected results and impact of the project. The current status of the project is described in section 2, while conclusions and future work are in-cluded in the last section.


sports injuries; decision support system; musculoskeletal modeling and simulation, finite element modeling and analysis; biomechanics

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