A new evolutionary optimization method for osteoporotic bone augmentation

María E. Santana Artiles, Demetrios T. Venetsanos

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Bone augmentation is a preventative osteoporosis intervention, comprising the injection of bone cement into an osteoporotic bone. As injection of excessive amounts of bone cement may result into thermal necrosis of bone tissue or even embolism, the minimum cement volume required to achieve a predefined level of augmentation must be sought. To this end, the present paper introduces a new evolutionary optimization method, applicable to any osteoporotic bone. The method was numerically evaluated through a typical case of femoral augmentation and compared to another powerful optimization method. The results demonstrate the efficiency and low computational cost of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-700
Number of pages10
JournalComputer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Issue number7
Early online date8 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


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