Orthopedics Biomechanics Laboratory is a part of the Department of Civil Engineering & Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Our interests lie in understanding and improving orthopedic practice through biomechanics. We work closely with orthopedic surgeons at the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW Hospital in Madison, WI.
Our fundamental research is focused on accurately representing bone in computational (finite element) models using radiographic data; although, there are always numerous active applications. Our current projects involve the following clinical applications: metastatic osteosarcoma, cerebral palsy, hip resurfacing, and diabetes.