This course serves as an introduction to the field of orthopedic biomechanics for the biomedical engineer. Structure and function of the musculoskeletal system in the intact and pathologic states will be reviewed. Further discussion will focus on the design of orthopedic implants for the spine and the appendicular skeleton. Biomechanical principles of fracture repair and joint reconstruction will also be addressed. Peer-reviewed journal publications will be used to explore the latest developments in this field.

Course prerequisites: 

585.601 and 585.602 Physiology for Applied Biomedical Engineering I and II (or equivalent).

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