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Orthopaedic Bioengineering – Nano-Science to Device Level

Tarun Goswami, Wright State University 937-775-5120

Arthur Ritter, Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology

(Mechanics of Biological and Soft Materials)

The symposium is an interdisciplinary forum so that Orthopaedic Surgeons, residents, biomedical engineers, materials scientists, polymer engineers and other scientists from sciences can attend and present their research. This symposium will serve as a model to develop cross-discipline collaborations in order to seek new knowledge in the general areas of musculoskeletal diseases, their progression and treatments.

This symposium focuses on the orthopaedic sciences from engineering and medical viewpoints. The following areas will be emphasized: 1) Orthopaedic Sciences, 2) Devices and 3) Nano Science such as biological markers in Orthopaedics to Device level and mechanisms with an emphasis on the design optimization issues, modeling behaviors, and clinical applications. Abstracts in the modeling areas, soft-hard material phenomenon, nano scale phenomenon that accompany bone healing and remodeling following orthopaedic surgery will be sought. Additional emphasis will be placed on covering failure modes of orthopaedic devices such as wear, polymer synthesis for biomedical applications, loosening and infection and modeling those processes in laboratory and in vivo environments. The topics involving medical devices, application of biological sciences, materials and biomaterials are interdisciplinary in nature providing a confluence of three areas namely, sciences, engineering and medicine at this symposium.

Topics to be covered by this symposium include:

  • Modeling orthopaedic processes
  • Biomechanics of total joints and bones
  • Characterization of biomaterials
  • Failure modes of medical devices
  • Modeling wear growth rates
  • Orthopaedic healing, biological markers and predictors
  • Clinical fixation issues, modeling, and outcomes
  • Design and development of new devices


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