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Table 3 Sensitivity analyses on mesh density for different knee substructures

From: Effects of proximal fibular osteotomy on stress changes in mild knee osteoarthritis with varus deformity: a finite element analysis

Case(s) Element size (ES) and number of elements (NOE) % change in peak cartilage contact pressure
Femoral cartilage Tibial cartilage Medial meniscus Lateral meniscus
ES (mm) NOE ES (mm) NOE ES (mm) NOE ES (mm) NOE
Reference 0.75 35040 0.5 40315 0.5 8725 0.5 12540
Case A 0.75 35040 0.5 40315 1 1375 1 1728 1.96
Case B 0.75 35040 1 6092 1 1375 1 1728 2.87
Case C 1 13780 1 6092 1 1375 1 1728 3.98
Case D 1.5 3170 1.5 1260 1.5 435 1.5 495 9.46
Case E 2 1835 2 837 2 228 2 258 14.36