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remodeling. Therefore, three-dimensional FEA for mus-

cle is also of great importance. Assignment of the mate-

rial properties to muscle FE mesh using the method in

this paper may encounter some difficulties as the muscle

belong to soft tissue that do not have steady shape. Thus,

further research may be focused on the assignment of

muscle material property.

Although the inhomogen eous and transv ersely iso tropic

material properties simulated in this work are theoreti-

cally close to that of real femur, experimental validation

need be performed in the future.

5. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This work was supported by National Natural Science Founda-

tion of China (No. 30700165 and No. 60803108).

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