The cost of healthcare for treating osteoporosis will exceed £2.5 billion in the UK by 2020. Hip fractures account for 47% of this cost. What can we do to reduce the risk of hip fracture?
Many aspects of human physiology are now well explained by biomechanical models at different scales. Yet, the most challenging - but also most rewarding - problems require a multiscale approach. What is the state-of-the-art in this field?
Interactions occur everywhere in biomechanics; and nearly always presents technical challenges for the modeller. This section contains some example challenges and solutions: e.g. from contact, fluid-structure and cell-extra-cellular-matrix interactions.