By: 20 September 2017
11-12 December 2017, The Leeds Orthopaedic Biomechanics Course; 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 structure:

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
  • Shoulder and elbow biomechanics

Day 2

  • The normal synovial joint and introduction to OA
  • 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

This course will be of interest to you if you work in the academic, healthcare and industrial sectors. Perhaps you’re a researcher or a PhD student in the field, an orthopaedic surgeon, trainee or practitioner. Maybe you work in the orthopaedic industry and are involved in development, testing, regulation, sales and marketing.

Dates: 11 December 2017 – 12 December 2017
Duration: Two days
Fees: £495
Venue: University of Leeds
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