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Department of Biomechanics

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 Institute, and Cornell University, the latter through the Center for Advanced Materials and Engineering in Orthopaedics (CAMEO).

Specific areas of research include: the design and performance of total joint replacement systems including patient specific orthopedic devices; kinematics and contact mechanics of joints like the knee, ankle, and shoulder; biomaterials for joint restoration; and in vivo systems for measuring joint stability and mechanics.

Contact Us

Anna Mirabal
Administrative Manager
Department of Biomechanics
AMT Center
510 East 73rd Street, Room 202
New York, NY 10021
TEL: 212.606.1754
Email: mirabala@hss.edu