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CuraBone Project, Kick-off Meeting

Contributed by: Aragon Institute for Engineering Research - CuraBone Project

From 2017-04-04 to 2017-04-04, Spain
Partners of the European CuraBone project will meet in Zaragoza.

Bone injuries represent a high cost for the European health system, requiring corrective surgery to fix the bones. Thanks to the current advance in image-based technologies, the reconstruction of models that are exact copies of patient specific bones is possible. This is a project Horizon 2020 (EU funding for research & innovation); Marie Curie Actions.
Traditionally, their treatment relies on classical orthopaedic techniques but, nowadays, it is possible to design and fabricate custom-made implants. Thanks to the current advance in image-based technologies, the reconstruction of models that are exact copies of patient specific bones is possible. Although this methodology is appropriate for preoperative surgical planning, it presents a low impact for quantitatively determine the effectiveness of different treatments on bone regeneration and, consequently, the patient recovery.

CuraBone aims to integrate and to extend numerical simulation technologies based on image analysis to achieve a predictive methodology, to optimise patient-specific treatment of bone injuries and rehabilitation therapies. It will focus on the establishment of a currently non-existent, but essential multi-validation platform at different scale levels for the creation of bone models.

Spain, Belgium and Denmark participate in this European project that it will not only develop patient-specific musculoskeletal modelling based on FEA and bone adaptive algorithms, but will also bring a step-forward to validate these models at different scales together with supervision of different orthopaedic hospitals expert on bone injuries. This step forward in bone healing research serves CuraBone team to develop a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) that allows five young researchers to work together with professionals from universities, companies and hospitals, and achieved a PhD.

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    Aragon Institute for Engineering Research - CuraBone Project
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    50018 Zaragoza
    Spain
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health, medicine, biotechnology, materials
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