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Nanyang Technological University Center for Continuing Education

Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics

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About the course

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.

Objectives

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.

Outline

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.

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Denny Lie

Dr. Lie Tjiauw Tjoen Denny, is currently a Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, since Sept 2006 and Co-Director, MSc (Biomedica...

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Siaw Meng Chou

Education PhD University of Strathclyde 1992 BEng(Hons) University of Strathclyde 1988 Biography Prof Chou is an Associate Professor with the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He received his Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde...

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Andy Yew

Dr Andy Yew is currently a research scientist with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Singapore General Hospital. After graduating with a B.Eng (1st Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering at University of Bradford in 2000, he obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 with his stu...

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