Researchers are putting next generation knee implants through their paces

Dr Louise Jennings, of MeDe Innovation, and Ian Revie, of Invibio, discuss how the techniques and equipment designed by MeDe researchers are being used, not only to evaluate existing devices, but also to support the development of new designs using novel materials – paving the way for new types of implant that are better tailored to individual patients.


Sophisticated simulation methods developed by researchers at MeDe Innovation are improving our ability to predict how well replacement knee joints will perform. Working with commercial partner, Simulation Solutions, MeDe Innovation has developed the world’s largest independent joint simulation facility. Using a combined computational and experimental approach, it is possible to more accurately predict the effects of a wide range of different activities on the wear and performance of the knee replacements.


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