Better Implants for our Body
- Date: Monday 9 May 2022, 19:00 – 20:30
- Location: Off-campus
- Cost: £5
Join 'Better Implants for our Body' as part of the Pint of Science programme, a series of informal lectures in pubs around Leeds.
We all strive for healthy and happy lives, and implants/prosthetics help reach these goals. It’s been an evolutionary process involving a team approach with biomechanists, physicians, and mechanical/materials engineers to get to an era of implants, in our case, joint replacements as a current surgical solution. Joint replacement procedures are a medical market worth billions per year, and predicted to increase with an ageing population. As joint replacements are prone to wear, leading to loss of implant function, it is important to extend their lifetime to avoid repeated surgeries.
Location: The Adelphi, 1-3 Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ