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The Leeds Orthopaedic Biomechanics Course

date_range Event date: 11/12/17

access_time 08:45 - 17:30

location_on University of Leeds

As part of the Medical Engineering postgraduate programme provision, the Institute of Medical &  Biological Engineering is offering a specialist course on Orthopaedic Biomechanics. The course aims to  give delegates an understanding of the necessary fundamentals of biomechanics and how they are  applied to solve problems in orthopaedics. The course will integrate the engineering and medical  approaches to orthopaedic problems.

Course Directors

Professor R M Hall and Dr S D Williams

Day 1
•Orthopaedic perspectives (patient, industry and surgeon)
•Gait analysis
•Knee replacement – a clinical perspective
•Polyethylene wear in total knee arthroplasty
•Clinical biomechanics of the knee
•Fracture mechanics
•The normal synovial joint and introduction to OA
•Shoulder and elbow biomechanics

Day 2
•Basic spinal biomechanics
•Mechanics of spinal trauma
•Biomechanics of compression fracture and vertebroplasty
•Clinical biomechanics of fusion surgery
•Biomechanics of the hip – an engineer’s perspective
•Metal on polyethylene total hip replacements
•Understanding failure of cemented hip replacements
•Wear and osteolysis
•Philosophy of uncemented stems
•Ceramic on ceramic interface
•Failure and corrosion in hip replacements
•Optional lab tour

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