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Emir Benca
Emir Benca, PhDLab Director

Department of Orthopedics and Trauma-Surgery (Division of Orthopedics, Division of Trauma-Surgery), Department of Orthopedics and Trauma-Surgery (Division of Orthopedics, Division of Trauma-Surgery)
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0002-9029-7172
T +43 1 40400 40980

Further Information


Ankle Joint; Biomechanical Phenomena; Biomedical Engineering; Bone and Bones; Compressive Strength; Finite Element Analysis; Foot Orthoses; Fractures, Stress; Hip Joint; Materials Testing; Orthopedic Fixation Devices; Orthopedics; Spine; Traumatology

Research group(s)

  • Adolf Lorenz Lab for Biomechanics
    Research Area: The primary goal of the lab as an integral part of the Medical University of Vienna is the study of the musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, their rapid and accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment.

Research interests

My main field of interests are biomechanics of bone and joint. Working at the Adolf Lorenz Lab for Biomechanics I have conducted multiple studies on pelvis, hip, foot and ankle. Currently I am working on fracture risk prediction in human femora with metastatic lesions using finite element analysis.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Mechanical stress tests (MTS Bionix & MTS MiniBionix)
  • 3D Motion Tracking System
  • Kinematics/dynamics measurments
  • In vitro joint and tissue simulation
  • Implant testing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Finite element anaysis
  • Anatomic specimen preparation

Selected publications

  1. Benca, E. et al., 2018. Biomechanical evaluation of two methods of fixation of a flexor hallucis longus tendon graft. The Bone & Joint Journal, 100-B(9), pp.1175-1181. Available at:
  2. Benca, E. et al., 2017. Effect of simulated metastatic lesions on the biomechanical behavior of the proximal femur. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 35(11), pp.2407-2414. Available at:
  3. Benca, E. et al., 2016. The insufficiencies of risk analysis of impending pathological fractures in patients with femoral metastases: A literature review. Bone Reports, 5, pp.51-56. Available at:
  4. Schuh, R. et al., 2015. Comparison of Broström technique, suture anchor repair, and tape augmentation for reconstruction of the anterior talofibular ligament. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 24(4), pp.1101-1107. Available at:
  5. Ziai, P. et al., 2012. The role of the peroneal tendons in passive stabilisation of the ankle joint: an in vitro study. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 21(6), pp.1404-1408. Available at: