Computational modeling and simulation (M&S) in biomechanics is extending its reach from research environments towards translational applications. In particular to the knee joint, finite element (FE) analysis has significant utility to understand joint and tissue function, explore pathological conditions and injury mechanisms, and investigate surgical interventions and implant performance [1]. Unfortunately, while FE models of joints, in particular of the knee, are ubiquitous in literature [1], they are not necessarily available publicly for the community to reuse and further develop. Further, community driven modeling can provide the opportunity for crowd-sourced review, modification, and validation to address clinical and research problems in knee biomechanics. Therefore, the goals of this study are to provide an overview of our approach for open development of knee joint modeling as a potential framework to overcome potential challenges of implementing citizen science in joint biomechanics.

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