Compressive Loading: Finite Element Model (image) Ohio Supercomputer Center Caption The Cleveland Clinic's Ahmet Erdemir, Ph.D., created this finite element model of the knee joint with representation of the cartilage, menisci and the associated bone structures. An enlarged model region (right) illustrates the mesh resolution of the simulation. Credit Erdemir/Cleveland Clinic Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.