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Biomedical Engineering Group Twente - The Meetup Current challenges in orthopedic surgery and the role of biomechanics

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Current challenges in orthopedic surgery and the role of biomechanics
Knee replacement surgery is a successful intervention that is performed by orthopedic surgeons to relieve the pain and restore the normal function of the knee joint. Despite its high success rate in the clinical setting, there are several intraoperative surgical or patient-dependent factors which can affect the postoperative outcome, and subsequently, lead to implant failure and poor patient satisfaction. Thereon, subject-specific biomechanical models can be used to assist surgeons in developing preoperative plans to optimize surgical outcomes.  

Detailed overview

13.15 - 13.30

Doors open

13.30 - 13.35

Welcome by Periklis Tzanetis

13.35 - 14.05

Current surgical challenges in knee joint replacement by Anil Peters

14.05 - 14.15


14.15 - 14.45

Biomechanical models and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Towards personalized surgical planning by Marco Marra

14.45 - 15.00

Panel discussion

15.00 - 15.30

Drinks & Networking

for whom

  • Researchers
  • Professionals working in the biomedical or medical field
  • Students
  • Alumni University of Twente

The speakers

Anil Peters
Orthopedic surgeon at OCON

Anil Peters is an orthopedic surgeon currently working at OCON (Orthopedisch Centrum Oost-Nederland). His field of expertise includes hip replacement surgery, knee arthroplasty and prostheses, sports orthopedics and traumatology. Besides, he contributes to orthopedic research demonstrating several publications on both hip and knee surgery, and participating in either national or international conferences. He is also a member of the Dutch Orthopedic Association, Dutch Association for Arthroscopy, and NVOT (Nederlandse Orthopaedische Vereniging) orthopedic traumatology working group.

Marco Marra
Assistant Professor at University of Twente

Marco Marra obtained his PhD at the Orthopedic Research Laboratory of the Radboud University Medical Center and he is currently an assistant professor at the University of Twente. His research interests include development and testing of patient-specific musculoskeletal models of the active structures of the lower extremity, and particularly personalized musculoskeletal modeling of the knee joint, and total knee arthroplasty. In the course of his research career within the field of orthopedic biomechanics, he counts more than thirty scientific publications on lower limb musculoskeletal modeling and knee surgery.

where & when

  • Tuesday 15 October 2019
  • 13.30 - 15.30
  • Language: English
  • Location: The TechMed Centre, Technohal (Building 18)
    Auditorium Room: TL1133. 
    University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede; Route


Participation is free of charge. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Periklis Tzanetis:

ir. P. Tzanetis (Periklis)
PhD Candidate


The Biomedical Engineering Group Twente is a community which refers to undergraduates/postgraduates and professionals in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Through our meetups, we enable: Knowledge sharing in the field of Biomedical Engineering and Networking between students and professionals Biomedical Engineers. Enthusiastic students and professionals are highly encouraged to join our community! This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and grow your network. And remember “Opportunities don’t happen, we create them”.

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