Young-Min Kwon, Ph.D., M.D.
|Title||Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery|
|Institution||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Address||Massachusetts General Hospital|
Ortho Surgery, Yawkey 3B
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Available: 08/01/12, Expires: 12/31/13
Project Description: The demand for number of total hip replacement (THR) surgery for advanced arthritis is expected to double over the next decade. The past and current innovation of THR has largely focused on development of improved implant bearing materials and implant fixation methods. However, the challenges in the performance of contemporary THR are related to adverse in vivo dynamic phenomenon (such as edge loading, impingement and dislocation), which occurs as a function of both static implant orientation (cup positioning); and 2) dynamic biomechanics of the individual patient.
This new innovative research aims to: 1) evaluate the utility of robotic–assisted surgical technology in improving acetabular implant orientation; and 2) quantify its role in optimizing in vivo biomechanics of hip joint is required to gain insights to overcome the current challenges.
Student Role: Orthopaedic Research Assistant
It is expected that the student will be involved in a study that will be performed to validate the utility of 1) the dual fluoroscopic system in evaluating in vivo kinematic parameters of hip joint; and 2) dynamic motion analysis combined with CT data in evaluating in vivo duration and magnitude hip joint force (kinetic parameters) during functional activities.
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