The Leeds Orthopaedic Biomechanics 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.

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

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.

“One of the best courses I have ever attended. Orthopaedic biomechanics was thoroughly covered”

“Excellent and interesting with different points of view across the industry”

The Leeds Orthopaedic Biomechanics course is part of the Medical Engineering postgraduate provision. This course together with additional teaching and learning activities may be used as credits towards a higher degree such as an MSc or PGDip.

Full Price: 2017 fees to be confirmed

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition
  • course materials
  • lunches
  • light refreshments.

You’re responsible for booking your own accommodation, if required. When we send you the course joining instructions, we’ll provide a list of hotels close to the University.

Jo Robinson
Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Leeds,

t: + 44 (0)113 343 2494