The Leeds Orthopaedic Biomechanics Course

About the course

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.

Who should attend?

This course will be of interest to you if you work in the academic, health care 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.

How to book

Registrations are now open, click below to learn more and register.

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Course structure

Day 1

  • Orthopaedic perspectives (patient, industry and surgeon)
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Gait analysis
  • Biomechanics of the hip – an engineer’s perspective
  • The normal synovial joint and introduction to OA
  • Overview of ankle and total replacement
  • Basic spinal biomechanics
  • Mechanics of spinal trauma, clinical biomechanics of fusion surgery
  • Polyethylene in hip replacements; engineering and biological considerations

Day 2

  • Bearing surface and failure mechanics in total hip replacement (THR)
  • Understanding failure of cemented hip replacements
  • Philosophy of uncemented stems
  • Knee replacement – a clinical perspective
  • Clinical biomechanics of the knee
  • Design variants of total knee replacement
  • Shoulder and elbow biomechanics
  • Compression fracture and vertebroplasty


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