The Biomechanics and Mobility Research focus area provides a means by which the very large but geographically spread orthopedics & mobility community in Charlotte can regularly communicate to: (1) attain broad financial support; (2) develop mutually congruous research with a laboratory and clinical component; and (3) facilitate the development of translational research & entrepreneurship.
The areas span clinical medical studies to basic research in the following areas:
Design and Manufacturing of Orthopedic Materials
Quality assurance of Orthopedic Materials
Examples of research collaborations include the testing of new disc implants for treating degenerative disk disease; the coating of implant surfaces with nanobiomaterials that contain antibiotics to combat infection; and the design of new hip implants based on biodynamic and neuromechanical stability.