LLJ meets Patients in Zurich

About 80 people packed into the auditorium at the Schulthess Klinik in Zurich, Switzerland, on 22 September 2016 to hear about the future of artificial joints. Among them were hip-replacement patients who had agreed to have their muscle strength measured before and after their operations. The muscle strength data feeds into LifeLongJoints computational models, complementing the motion capture data obtained from patients in Leeds. Journalist Jo Dawes was in Zurich for LifeLongJoints and produced together with the Schulthess Klinik Media Team two videos:

English Version

German Version

Pictures

Pictures by Anne Fröhlich, Schulthess Klinik

Not your average joint

No two people are alike, or walk alike, so LLJ partner Leeds Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Trust (LTHT) has been putting patient volunteers through their paces to get realistic movement patterns for developing simulation and test systems. In September, just under 100 hip replacement patients with friends and family gathered at Leeds University to hear how their contribution to the project has been used. Here, members of the LLJ team and testing volunteers talk about their involvement in developing better replacement joints.

LLJ meets Patients

On Friday afternoon 4 September, just under 100 hip replacement patients with friends/family gathered at Leeds University to meet some of the LLJ team and be put into the picture as to how their contribution to the project has been used.

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LLJ partner Leeds Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Trust (LTHT) has been putting 133 selected patient volunteers through their paces in order to get data for developing the simulation and test systems. David Lunn, who has been in charge of the testing, showed how their data feed into a virtual patient model to provide realistic movement patterns for implant research. Stephen Ferguson, Professor for Biomechanics at ETH Zurich, then looked at how the virtual patient could help develop better implants faster and at a lower cost. Journalist Jo Dawes reported on the event for LifeLongJoints.

Read full article by Jo Dawes (PDF)

Jena University Hospital: Specialized consultation hours for patients

Jena University Hospital in Germany offers specialized consultation for patients answering questions about osteoarthritis, tribological pain and joint replacements.

Consultation hours:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs
Phone: 0049 (0)3641 – 9322801
Location:
Klinik für Unfall-, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie am Uniklinikum Jena
Erlanger Allee 101
07747 Jena

Read more (in German):
www.uniklinikum-jena.de/…