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The University of Southampton
Engineering

Biomechanics/Prostheses/Orthotics

Through an understanding of the biomechanics of a system, we can explain how the structure and function of muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement. This in turn can help us understand pathologies such as the development of arthritis, or the prevalence of ulcers through suboptimal prosthesis or orthosis design. In addition, an understanding of the biomechanics of an implanted joint can help us design better implants or develop physiotherapy strategies that ensure the long term success of an implant rather than failure due to underuse.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr Junfen Shi

Dr Jack Denny

Dr Charles Burson-Thomas

PhD Students

Joshua Steer

Jennifer Bramley

Florence Mbithi

Alex Marter

Chris Woods

Erik A Meilak

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