Image-based simulations help in investigating how bone fractures heal

June 7, 2022

"U.S. National Science Foundation-supported researchers based at Lehigh University used bone imaging techniques to study fracture healing and model the mechanical properties of healing bone.

Their model will advance the development of a virtual biomechanical test that assesses the progress of healing fractures. The research could improve how bone fractures are treated and more accurately diagnose nonunions -- when healing fractures fail to fuse."

Source: NSF

Image-based simulations could improve accuracy in assessing how bone fractures heal