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Emir Benca
MSc Emir BencaLab Manager

Department of Orthopedics
Position: Research Assistant

T +43 1 40400 40980

Further Information


Ankle Joint; Biomechanical Phenomena; Biomedical Engineering; Bone and Bones; Compressive Strength; Finite Element Analysis; Fractures, Stress; Hip Joint; Materials Testing; Spine

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

  • Material testing machines (MTS Bionix & MTS MiniBionix)
  • 3D Motion Tracking System
  • Force-, Strain- and Stress measurments
  • Ex-vivo joint and tissue simulation
  • Knee Simulator
  • Finite element anaysis

Selected publications

  1. Ziai, P. et al., 2012. The role of the peroneal tendons in passive stabilisation of the ankle joint: an in vitro study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 21(6), pp.1404-1408. Available at:
  2. Ziai, P. et al., 2013. The role of the medial ligaments in lateral stabilization of the ankle joint: an in vitro study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 23(7), pp.1900-1906. Available at:
  3. Schuh, R. et al., 2014. Biomechanical analysis of two fixation methods for proximal chevron osteotomy of the first metatarsal. International Orthopaedics. Available at:
  4. Schuh, R. et al., 2015. Comparison of Brostrom technique, suture anchor repair, and tape augmentation for reconstruction of the anterior talofibular ligament. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. Available at:
  5. 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: