Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty

What you need to know…

There is a lot of discussion about “minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty” (MISTHA) – in the media, on the internet, at orthopaedic industry meetings, and at orthopaedic surgeon meetings, but what is MISTHA? What are the possible benefits; is it better than conventional total hip arthroplasty? What are the possible […]

Understanding Biomechanical Engineering Language

Structures and Materials Let’s begin with the difference between “structures” and “materials”. An easy way to remember the distinction is to visualize a building in its early stages of construction. It looks like a huge, complex, erector-set of connected steel beams. The skeletal building is a structure, its properties and behaviors are functions of its […]

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