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 Professor S D Williams
School of Mechanical Engineering

Day 1

  • Orthopaedic perspectives (patient, industry and surgeon)
  • The normal synovial joint and introduction to OA
  • Biomechanics of the hip – an engineer’s perspective
  • Polyethylene in hip replacements; engineering and biological considerations
  • Understanding failure of cemented hip replacements
  • Philosophy of uncemented stems
  • Ceramic on ceramic interface
  • Failure and corrosion in hip replacements

Day 2

  • Basic spinal biomechanics
  • Mechanics of spinal trauma, clinical biomechanics of fusion surgery
  • Compression fracture and vertebroplasty
  • Overview of ankle and total replacement
  • Knee replacement - a clinical perspective
  • Clinical biomechanics of the knee
  • Design variants of total knee replacement
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Metal on polyethylene total hip replacements
  • Gait analysis
  • Shoulder and elbow biomechanics

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 full programme of topics and invited speakers is available to view and download above.

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.

Course Fee: TBC

Fees include:

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

The venue for the course will be the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds, LS2 9JT. The nearest public car parking is Woodhouse Lane (multi storey) at LS1 3HQ.

Details for the venue will be sent within the delegate joining instructions.

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.

Katie Warner
Course Coordinator

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

t: + 44 (0)113 343 8104