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Mechanical and structural alterations after surgical treatment of osteoarthritis Leuven Belgium,  

Posted on : 26 August 2017

Project Description

ProjectOsteoarthritis(OA) is the most prevalent chronic joint disease. There is no cure to OA.Surgical treatment is performed in severe cases to reduce pain and to improvemobility. Due to longer life expectancy and the tendency to perform initialsurgery at younger age, classic joint arthroplasty is facing increased revisionsurgery. In an attempt to postpone or obviate joint arthroplasty a renewedfocus is seen on joint preserving corrective surgery. With this project we aim toimprove our understanding on (i) the alterations in joint loading followingsurgery, on (ii) the accompanying alterations in bone microstructure, and on (iii)how the structural alterations are related to alterations in joint loading.


3000 Leuven, Belgium

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