Orthoapedic Research Laboratory

Dr. Szivek's involvement in the residency program includes instructing residents in orthopedic biomaterials and biomechanics, to provide laboratory support for students and surgical faculty to carry out bench top research projects, participate in radiology teaching conference to provide biomaterials and biomechanics expertise applied to surgical procedures.


Dr. Szivek's Lab

Cross section through cartilage

Trabeculated PBT scaffold

A calcium phosphate ceramic particle coated,
strain gauged and wired scaffold next to a dime

A strain gauged scaffold and implantable
radio transmitter next to a quarter

Better bone ingrowth shown by microCT into biomimetic scaffold