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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 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: