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    Evidence suggests that early intervention during the initial stages of
    osteoarthritis in young (less than 65
    years) patients using more conservative devices may delay the need for total
    knee replacement. Advantages
    of early intervention include; minimal joint destruction; retention of
    functional cruciate ligaments and prevention
    of further disease progression. The primary aim of this joint project with
    the University of Leeds and DePuy
    International is to design and develop a number of novel design solutions
    for a replacement of either the
    medial or lateral compartment of the tibio-femoral joint. The aim of the
    Southampton arm of the work is to
    develop a virtual (finite element analysis) knee model to assess the
    interaction of minimally invasive devices
    with the remaining anatomical structures. We aim to use the model not only
    to assess the performance of the
    prosthetic devices, but also their impact on the remaining bony and soft
    tissue structures. The work will build
    on the existing models of the knee, which are currently in development at

    Applicants are expected to hold at least a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
    or equivalent discipline and a
    PhD in a relevant area. A working knowledge of finite element analysis is
    essential and in particular explicit
    finite element formulations. Additional knowledge of biomechanics,
    particularly related to total knee joint
    replacement, would be advantageous.

    Salary scale: £18,893-£24,097, Research Grade 1A. This is a fixed term post
    for 2 years.

    For informal enquires, please contact Dr Mark Taylor, School of Engineering
    Sciences Tel: ++ 44 (0)2380 597660,
    Fax: ++ 44 (0)2380 593230 or email:

    Dr Mark Taylor
    Reader in Bioengineering Sciences

    Bioengineering Science Research Group
    School of Engineering Sciences
    University of Southampton
    SO17 1BJ

    Tel: ++ 44 (0)2380 597660
    Fax: ++ 44 (0)2380 593230
    Mobile: ++ 44 (0)7939 101019

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