2.782J / 3.961J / 20.451J / HST.524J Design of Medical Devices and Implants

Spring 2003

Photo of an ion-implanted titanium alloy hip joint.
An ion-implanted titanium alloy hip joint. (Image courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.)

Course Highlights

This course includes a detailed calendarreadings and lecture outlines.

Course Description

Solution of clinical problems by use of implants and other medical devices. Systematic use of cell-matrix control volumes. The role of stress analysis in the design process. Anatomic fit: shape and size of implants. Selection of biomaterials. Instrumentation for surgical implantation procedures. Preclinical testing for safety and efficacy: risk/benefit ratio assessment. Evaluation of clinical performance: design of clinical trials. Project materials drawn from orthopedic devices, soft tissue implants, artificial organs, and dental implants.
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Prof. Ioannis Yannas
Prof. Myron Spector

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session