The mission of the Department of Biomechanics is to apply principles of engineering and materials science to solve orthopedic problems by conducting basic and applied research that translates to the development of orthopedic devices and instrumentation aimed at improved patient care. The Department also provides education and training for students pursuing careers in orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering.
The Department’s research, development, and educational programs are conducted in collaboration with the Hospital’s Orthopedic Services, the Hospital’s Research Division, and the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. The collaboration with the Sibley School is under the auspices of the Cornell-HSS Program in Biomechanics. The Department also houses the Mechanical and Material Assessment Core, part of the Hospital’s Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Core Center.