- Dr Chris Jeffery, Field Orthopaedics
- Shanthan Pather, Field Orthopaedics
- Greg Couzens, OrthopaedicSurgeon
The hand is an important but complex anatomical structure. With the carpus being made from seven articulating bones stabilized by numerous ligaments. Damage to these structures can lead to impaired function and progression into severe arthritis.
This projects aims to understand the role and loads that are undertaken by these important structures and in doing so realize the essential information for better ligament repair.
This project will replicate some of the initial experiments undertaken in orthopedic ligament research however with surgical models prepared in keeping with conventional understanding of carpal injuries
Students depending upon skill level with either independently or in an experienced team;
- undertake human dissection,
- create anatomical-mechanical force models,
- complete Instron force testing,
- assess results,
- draft journal papers and submit for publication
This project will quantify and report on the role and tensile properties of the main carpal ligaments and will document the effects of injuries to these structures.
Skills and experience
This project is well suited to students with a background in mechanical and medical engineering and interest in orthopedics and biomechanics.
Please contact Dr Devakar Epari at email@example.com or 3138 9963.