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The Meetup: The value of computer models in the treatment of orthopaedic patients

The Meetup

The value of computer models in the treatment of orthopaedic patients

Joint replacement surgery - such as for the hip and knee - is considered a successful orthopaedic intervention to restore the functionality of a severely diseased articulation due to osteoarthritis. A large proportion of patients is, however, dissatisfied with their joint reconstruction. Navigation and robotics have been used in joint replacement in an attempt to reduce outliers and improve the precision of implantation. What is yet unclear is the target of these versatile instruments that will lead to clinical improvement. Computer models could assist surgeons in comprehensively understanding the patient’s musculoskeletal pathophysiology and subsequently in formulating a personalized treatment plan towards optimizing the clinical outcomes.

Where & When
  • Date: Thursday 12 January 2023
  • Time: 10:30 - 13:30
  • Language: English
  • Format: Live event
  • Location: The TechMed Centre, Technohal (Building 18) Auditorium TL1133

The programme

10:30 - 11:00 

Doors open, coffee and tea

11:00 - 11:05

Welcome & Introduction
Periklis Tzanetis - University of Twente and Kristoffer Iversen - AnyBody Technology

11:05 - 11:30 

The benefit of computer models to orthopaedic patients
The bioengineering perspective. Nico Verdonschot - University of Twente

 11.30 - 11.50

How can musculoskeletal models help in orthopaedics?
Perspective from a modeling-simulation company, Søren Tørholm - AnyBody Technology

11:50 - 11:55  


11.55 - 11.20

The future of personalized orthopaedics.
Perspective from an orthopaedic company. Eric Garling - Stryker Digital, Robotics & Enabling Technology

12:20 - 12:40

Perspectives of an orthopaedic surgeon
Sebastiaan van de Groes - Radboud University Medical Center

12:40 - 12:45

Closing remarks

12.45 - 13.30

Networking lunch and drinks

The speakers

For whom

  • Professionals
  • Researchers
  • Students


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This event is co-organized by the Biomedical Engineering Group Twente, scientific group focusing on community-building and sharing knowledge in the field of biomedical engineering, and AnyBody Technology, pioneer and leading provider of mechanical modeling of the living body, in particular musculoskeletal modeling.


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The Technical Medical Centre (TechMed Centre) is a leading Innovation Hub impacting healthcare by excellent Research, Innovation and Educational programmes. It is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments. In our mission to impact society, we stimulate entrepreneurship and enable (new) companies to grow within our regional Novel-T ecosystem. We collaborate with industry, hospitals, governments and insurance agencies on the development of new solutions for healthcare.