A new approach to comprehensively evaluate the morphological properties of the human femoral head: example of application to osteoarthritic joint

Flow diagram illustrating the methods to extract the trabecular bone cortical bone volumes for morphometric analysis. Osteoarthritis affects the properties of the joints, changing its shape and mechanical response, and inducing pain to the patient. However, little is known about how these properties are related to the function of the joint, which is fundamental to optimis...
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Dr Erfan Shahabpoor

Dr Erfan Shahabpoor is a post-doctoral research associate in INSIGNEO institute, the University of Sheffield. He did his bachelor in civil engineering in the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) in 2006. He spent two years in industry thereafter and then came to University of Sheffield (UoS) in 2009 to do his MSc in Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics. He was ...
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Professor Tim Skerry

Tim Skerry is a Professor of Orthopaedic Biology. His primary research interest is in the molecular responses in bone to mechanical loading and identification of therapeutic targets for anabolic therapies. He has attracted more than £3M in the last 10 years. Professor Skerry is Chair of the Age UK Research Advisory Committee and Vice-Chair in the MRC/BBSRC Lifelong Health a...
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Focus of our Research

The two central ideas that the Frontier Engineering multi-scale project focus on are: a)      The development of a novel multi-scale model of the musculoskeletal system that describes the mechanobiological processes from the whole body (neuromuscular control and body dynamics) down to the cellular level (bone remodelling and mechanosensing); b)      The creation of a mult...
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