Orthopaedic biomechanics – research
The orthopaedic biomechanics laboratory is a multidisciplinary research unit that addresses scientific questions about the musculoskeletal system. The head of the unit, Professor Jess Snedeker, is the current occupant of the joint chair at the University of Zurich (Institute of Orthopaedics) and the ETH Zürich (Department of Healthcare Sciences and Technology).
Biological materials, constructive biomedical engineering, cell and molecular biology, clinical biomechanics, biology of the collagen matrix, image and signalling processing.
Our focus on the biology and mechanics of the tendons
Our basic scientific research combines cutting-edge technology with current biological approaches to investigate the structural, cellular, and molecular mechanisms underlying homeostasis, as well as the pathological changes and regeneration of tendon tissue following injury.
Our focus in “classic” implant biomechanics
The research unit works closely with doctors at Balgrist University Hospital, with the aim of translating our research results into advanced orthopaedic practice. Many of our projects should provide a better understanding of implant anchorage and stability. Building on this knowledge, we are developing novel strategies to improve the clinical outcomes.