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New insights into the biomechanics of Legg-Calvé-Perthes’ disease: The role of epiphyseal skeletal immaturity in vascular obstruction (2018)
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Pinheiro, M., Dobson, C. A., Perry, D., & Fagan, M. J. (2018). New insights into the biomechanics of Legg-Calvé-Perthes’ disease: The role of epiphyseal skeletal immaturity in vascular obstruction. Bone & joint research, 7(2), 148-156. https://doi.org/10.1302...758.72.bjr-2017-0191.r1

Objectives Legg–Calvé–Perthes’ disease (LCP) is an idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head that is most common in children between four and eight years old. The factors that lead to the onset of LCP are still unclear; however, it is believed tha... Read More about New insights into the biomechanics of Legg-Calvé-Perthes’ disease: The role of epiphyseal skeletal immaturity in vascular obstruction.

Computational biomechanics changes our view on insect head evolution (2017)
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Blanke, A., Watson, P. J., Holbrey, R., & Fagan, M. J. (2017). Computational biomechanics changes our view on insect head evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284(1848), https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2412

© 2017 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved. Despite large-scale molecular attempts, the relationships of the basal winged insect lineages dragonflies, mayflies and neopterans, are still unresolved. Other data sources, su... Read More about Computational biomechanics changes our view on insect head evolution.

Morphological evolution of the mammalian jaw adductor complex (2016)
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Lautenschlager, S., Gill, P., Luo, Z., Fagan, M. J., & Rayfield, E. J. (2017). Morphological evolution of the mammalian jaw adductor complex. Biological Reviews, 92(4), 1910-1940 . https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12314

The evolution of the mammalian jaw during the transition from non-mammalian synapsids to crown mammals is a key event in vertebrate history and characterised by the gradual reduction of its individual bones into a single element and the concomitant t... Read More about Morphological evolution of the mammalian jaw adductor complex.

The Impact of Vein Mechanical Compliance on Arteriovenous Fistula Outcomes (2016)
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Smith, G. E., Barnes, R., Chetter, I. C., Barnes, R., & Fagan, M. (2016). The Impact of Vein Mechanical Compliance on Arteriovenous Fistula Outcomes. Annals of vascular surgery, 32, 9-14 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2015.11.002

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. Background Arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) are the preferred access for hemodialysis but suffer a high early failure rate. The aim of this study was to determine how venous distensibility, as measured in vitro, relates to early out... Read More about The Impact of Vein Mechanical Compliance on Arteriovenous Fistula Outcomes.

Validity and sensitivity of a human cranial finite element model: Implications for comparative studies of biting performance (2015)
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Toro-Ibacache, V., Fitton, L. C., Fagan, M. J., & O'Higgins, P. (2016). Validity and sensitivity of a human cranial finite element model: Implications for comparative studies of biting performance. Journal of anatomy, 228(1), 70-84 . https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.12384

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a modelling technique increasingly used in anatomical studies investigating skeletal form and function. In the case of the cranium this approach has been applied to both living and fossil taxa to (for example) investi... Read More about Validity and sensitivity of a human cranial finite element model: Implications for comparative studies of biting performance.

The effects of cervical muscle fatigue on balance - A study with elite amateur rugby league players (2014)
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Gosselin, G., & Fagan, M. J. (2014). The effects of cervical muscle fatigue on balance - A study with elite amateur rugby league players. Journal of sports science & medicine, 13(2), 329-337

Neck muscle fatigue has been shown to alter an individual’s balance in a similar way to that reported in subjects suffering from neck pain or subjects that have suffered a neck injury. The main purpose of the present study was to quantify the effects... Read More about The effects of cervical muscle fatigue on balance - A study with elite amateur rugby league players.

Speech synthesis parameter generation for the assistive silent speech interface MVOCA (2011)
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Hofe, R., Ell, S. R., Fagan, M. J., Gilbert, J. M., Green, P. D., Moore, R. K., & Rybchenko, S. I. (2011). Speech synthesis parameter generation for the assistive silent speech interface MVOCA

In previous publications, a silent speech interface based on permanent-magnetic articulography (PMA) has been introduced and evaluated using standard automatic speech recognition techniques. However, word recognition is a task that is computationally... Read More about Speech synthesis parameter generation for the assistive silent speech interface MVOCA.

Hard tissue anatomy of the cranial joints in Sphenodon (Rhynchocephalia): Sutures, kinesis, and skull mechanics (2011)
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(2011). Hard tissue anatomy of the cranial joints in Sphenodon (Rhynchocephalia): Sutures, kinesis, and skull mechanics. Palaeontologia electronica (Online), 14(2), 33604

The anatomy of the extant lepidosaur Sphenodon (New Zealand tuatara) has been extensively examined by palaeontologists and comparative anatomists because of its phylogenetic status as the only living member of the Rhynchocephalia. It is also of inter... Read More about Hard tissue anatomy of the cranial joints in Sphenodon (Rhynchocephalia): Sutures, kinesis, and skull mechanics.

Validation of a morphometric reconstruction technique applied to a juvenile pelvis (2010)
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Watson, P., O'Higgins, P., Fagan, M. J., & Dobson, C. A. (2011). Validation of a morphometric reconstruction technique applied to a juvenile pelvis. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 225(1), 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1243/09544119jeim810

Three-dimensional reconstructions of bone geometry from microCT (computed tomography) data are frequently used in biomechanical and finite element analyses. Digitization of bone models is usually a simple process for specimens with a complete geometr... Read More about Validation of a morphometric reconstruction technique applied to a juvenile pelvis.

Assessment of the role of sutures in a lizard skull: a computer modelling study (2009)
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Moazen, M., Curtis, N., O'Higgins, P., Jones, M. E., Evans, S. E., & Fagan, M. J. (2009). Assessment of the role of sutures in a lizard skull: a computer modelling study. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1654), 39-46. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2008.0863

Sutures form an integral part of the functioning skull, but their role has long been debated among vertebrate morphologists and palaeontologists. Furthermore, the relationship between typical skull sutures, and those involved in cranial kinesis, is p... Read More about Assessment of the role of sutures in a lizard skull: a computer modelling study.

Development of an artificial intervertebral disc for laboratory test spine (2001)
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Fagan, M., Gillespie, P., Julian, S., Siddall, D., & Mohsen, A. (2001). Development of an artificial intervertebral disc for laboratory test spine. Journal of biomechanics, 34(Supplement 1), S59 - S60. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9290%2801%2900129-4

A patient-specific finite element model of the spine is currently beingdeveloped to aid the surgeon in the diagnosis and clinical managementof spinal conditions1. To validate the application of the computermodel, a laboratory validation spine is bein... Read More about Development of an artificial intervertebral disc for laboratory test spine.