Functionally Stratified Design and Manufacture of Orthopaedic Devices

Functionally Stratified Design and Manufacture of Orthopaedic Devices

Date: November 17, 2014

Location: University of Leeds, Leeds

Functionally Stratified Design and Manufacture of Orthopaedic Devices

Patient and surgical variations have major effects on the failure rates, patient satisfaction, pain scores and other quality of life outcomes of many musculoskeletal interventions.

Matching the right patient to the right product at the right time remains a challenge in the way devices are designed and manufactured.

Through MeDe Innovation, a new approach is being undertaken to improve testing methods and implement functional stratification into the design and manufacture process.

This workshop will explore recent advances in pre-clinical testing which capture the effects of patient and surgical variability and the development of new products encompassing stratified design and manufacture.

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Confirmed speakers include:

  • Graham Isaac (DePuy Synthes) on the industrial need for stratified design
  • Suzanne Halliday (British Standards Institution) on regulation for stratified design
  • Prof Gordon Blunn (UCL) on stratification and clinical need for improved designs in hips
  • Dr Alan Parish (University of Nottingham) on manufacture of stratified devices
  • Dr Nicholas Dunne (Queens University Belfast): Bone cement for minimally invasive applications in the spine

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9.30     Registration, exhibition and coffee

10.00   Welcome & Introduction to the Workshop (Prof John Fisher)

SESSION 1: Setting the scene (Chair: Prof Ruth Wilcox)

10.05   Prof John Fisher (University of Leeds): Overview of the research challenge and current activity

10.25   Graham Isaac (Depuy Synthes): Industry need for stratified design

10.45   Dr Suzanne Halliday (British Standards Institution): Regulation for stratified design

11.05   Tea, coffee and networking 

11.20 Addressing questions and challenges (interactive session in breakout groups)

SESSION 2:  MeDe Innovation Research in the Hip (Chair: Dr Louise Jennings)

12:15  Prof Gordon Blunn (UCL): Stratification and clinical need for improved designs in hips

12:30   Dr Mazen Al-Hajjar (University of Leeds): Preclinical hip simulation: A SAFER Approach

12.45   Lunch, exhibition and networking 

SESSION 3:  MeDe Innovation Research in the spine (Chair: Dr Donal McNally)

1.45     Prof Ruth Wilcox (University of Leeds): Functionally stratified design and manufacture in MeDe Innovation for the spine

2.00     Dr Sebastian Sikora (University of Leeds): Modelling patient variation for implant design

2.15     Dr Alan Parish (University of Nottingham): Manufacture of stratified devices

2.30     Dr Nicholas Dunne (Queens University Belfast): Bone cement for minimally invasive applications in the spine

2.45     Tea, coffee and networking 

SESSION 4: MeDe Innovation Research in the Knee (Chair: Dr Ceri Williams)

3.00     Dr Louise Jennings (University of Leeds): Functionally stratified design and manufacture in MeDe Innovation for the knee

3.15     Dr Abdellatif Abdelgaied (University of Leeds): Effect of kinematics and position of the wear of knee replacements

3.30     Identifying gaps that can lead to Fresh Ideas (interactive session in breakout groups)

4.15     Feedback from the day

4.30     Closing remarks

4.35     Close

Located at the heart of the campus, University House is the perfect location for  small meetings, VIP functions or celebratory events. The standard of the rooms and high level of customer service, linked to superb catering, have given the venue a first-class reputation.

Registration, exhibitions and conference presentations will all take place at the Great Woodhouse Suite, University House.  Download the University Campus Map (opens PDF) – University House is number 29, next to the Student Union.Directions by public transport, car and on foot can be found on the Meet In Leeds website.
Parking on campus is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. The charge is £5.00. Please come to the main entrance by the Parkinson Building.

Parking for disabled “blue badge” holders is available on campus for visitors. If you are a blue badge holder you are advised to enter the campus via the main barrier on Woodhouse Lane to show your badge. You can then be directed to the nearest available disabled parking bay to the area you are visiting. Blue badge holders do not need to pay to park on campus.

There are a number of city centre car parks that are only a short walk from the campus:

Car Park Postcode Distance from Campus
Woodhouse Lane multi-storey LS1 3HQ 0.1 miles
Merrion Centre LS2 8PD 0.5 miles
St. Johns Centre (NCP) LS2 8LQ 0.7 miles
The Light LS1 8TL 0.7 miles
MeDe Innovation Annual Conference – Wednesday 28th January, National College for Teaching and Leadership’ Learning and Conference Centre, Nottingham (early registration available now, programme TBC):
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