The JVL research center has a longstanding heritage of collaborating with orthopaedic surgeons in addressing questions related to joint replacement implant design and biomechanics, using clinical and radiographic outcome studies to compliment or enhance biomechanical models. Some of the clinical questions that have been addressed include:
- What is the optimum cement thickness for a cemented femoral stem?
- How are implant fixation interfaces influenced by a combination of stem geometry, stiffness, and wear characteristics?
- How does implant position affect stresses at the interfaces and clinical outcome?