Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics
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This annual Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics course started in year 2004 in conjunction with the Orthopaedic Advance Surgical Training Syllabus in Singapore. Starting in year 2009, this course is conducted in two parts. Orthopaedic trainees should take Part 1 and Part 2 on different years. Part 1 consists of bone mechanics, upper and lower limb mechanics and practical sessions. Part 2 consists of revision, spine mechanics, soft tissue and practical sessions.
The objective of this course is to allow participants to understand the biomechanics of bone and joints. With the appreciation of the engineering aspects of biomechanics, participants will be equipped to initiate research projects that interest them.
Day 1: (full day, 0900 to 1700hrs)
A. Bone Mechanics Structure and composition of bone. Basic biomechanical concepts. Properties of bone. Fracture fixation. Experimental measurements. Clinical applications/examples.
B. Biomechanics of Upper and Lower Limbs (Session 1) Structure and loads of the upper and lower limbs. Upper limb: shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Lower limb: hip, knee, ankle, and foot. Joint replacements. Clinical applications/examples.
C. Practical Session 1
Day 2: (half day, 0900 to 1200hrs)
A. Biomechanics of Upper and Lower Limbs (Session 2) Structure and loads of the upper and lower limbs. Upper limb: shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Lower limb: hip, knee, ankle, and foot. Joint replacements. Clinical applications/examples.
B. Practical Session 2
Who should attend
All interested medical support staff, orthopaedic clinicians and engineers.