As life expectancy rises, orthopedic researchers are extending the life of implants and developing innovative replacement therapies for aging hips, knees, shoulders, spines or dental implants.
Pioneer companies — many of whom are now leaders — invested heavily in engineering simulation and rely on ANSYS technology to help manage risk, improve insight, accelerate product development and meet regulatory targets.
ANSYS leads the way in in silico medicine, which brings together multiphysics material properties, patient-specific human physiology, surgical procedures and manufacturing processes. Though no two patients are alike, the ideal business compromise is developing prosthesis models that fit a vast majority of the population, or alternatively customizing the implant through 3D printing.
Forward-thinking organizations address regulations with respect to implants and MRI: They combine thermomechanical and electromagnetics analysis to evaluate the temperature increase due to MRI interaction with the prosthesis.