FEM Analysis and Optimization of Electro-Stimulating Implants for Bone Regeneration and Prevention of Bacterial Infection
The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of electro-magnetic stimulation on bone regeneration and the effect on bacterial infection. Electro-magnetic stimulation is a promising technique and a powerful tool for the enhancement of bone regeneration. To optimize the amplitude of the electric field and also the magnetic flux density norm a finite element analysis (FEM) simulation was investigated. In conclusion, we demonstrate that a simulation of an electro-magnetic stimulation in an already applied stimulation chamber with DC current could generate suitable values. Future aims include an additional optimization of the magnetic flux density due to the variation of the current. In order to achieve this, a parameter sweep with different diameters of the area of interest will be performed.