Fernando Perez Boerema

PhD Researcher

Optimization of patient-specific acetabular implants for large bone defects

  • Bone mechanics
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Computational optimization

One of the main problems with current hip implants is their limited long-term stability. This is especially true for revision implants, and worsens with each revision as bone quality decreases and bone defects grow bigger. We aim to develop a computational optimization framework to design patient-specific hip implants for large bone defects that are optimized with regard to long-term stability. These optimized designs will ultimately lead to an improvement in the quality of life by enabling patients to maintain active mobility for longer.

  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Biomechanical Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem, The Netherlands.

fernando.perezboerema [at] kuleuven.be

Biomechanics Section, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 300 – box 2419, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium