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Position: PhD Studentship in Medical 3D Printing
Institution: University College London
Department: Division of Surgery and Interventional Science - Research Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The PhD project is titled, "The management of massive acetabular defects in revision. THR: Pre-operative planning and implant design and post-operative assessment of implant position and fixation". The student will investigate the planning as well as the radiological outcome of the surgical reconstructing and management of massive acetabular defects for patients requiring revision hip surgery
Requirements: interest in improving surgical techniques and outcome of total hip arthroplasty; Engineering background, such as a degree in biomedical engineering (MSc, MEng), computer science, software engineering.The individual will be expected to respond to tight deadlines Good analytical and verbal reasoning skills and experience in academic presentations are essential.Computer skills: CAD software re: simulation and finite element analysis (FEA)
   
Text: PhD Studentship in Medical 3D Printing, - Ref:1867719 Click here to go back to search results UCL Department / Division Division of Surgery and Interventional Science Specific unit / Sub department Research Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science Location of position London Duration of Studentship 3 years Stipend £28,000 per annum including UK/EU tuition fees and one day per week surgical technican Vacancy Information A 3-year PhD studentship is available at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH), which is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and considered world leader in musculoskeletal science. The successful candidate will join the exciting area of bioengineering research to help innovate orthopaedic surgical technology and will be based at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH), which is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and considered world leader in musculoskeletal discipline. Studentship Description We are looking for a motivated student, with an interest in improving surgical techniques and outcome of total hip arthroplasty. The postholder will register for a PhD at UCL the largest university in Europe (ranked 1st for Bioengineering). The PhD project is titled, "The management of massive acetabular defects in revision. THR: Pre-operative planning and implant design and post-operative assessment of implant position and fixation". The student will investigate the planning as well as the radiological outcome of the surgical reconstructing and management of massive acetabular defects for patients requiring revision hip surgery. There is no single solution to this challenging problem in patients with significant acetabular bone loss Paprosky 3B or greater. This patient group have previously had multiple revision surgery often leading to a significant disruption the hop biomechanics, extensive local soft tissue and walking muscle damage, poorly vascularised bone and with a greater risk of infection. Finite element analysis (FEA) is used by engineers to aid implant design and planning by identifying bone with sufficient quality to optimise implant positioning and identify areas for optimal screw fixation. In designing the implant, the engineer and surgeon not only aims to "fill the defect" but also to assess the feasibility for the surgical approach and positioning and "fitting" of the implant. The studentship is fully funded with a package averaging £28k per year, consisting of stipend, UK/EU fees and 1 day per week technician employment to join a group of orthopaedic surgical technologists at UCL. Topics for Scientific Research Better understanding of who should undergo CADCAM reconstruction of the acetabulum The use of software for the evaluation bony implant and screw fixation; Pre-op planning for acetabular defects (including assessment of bone viability) & FEA simulation for better surgical planning; How should the implant be designed and which surgical techniques aid implantation and fixation? Osteointegration and implantation analysis / CT imaging implant migration (3yr CT follow-up); Post-op FEA analysis for comparison with Pre-op, retrieval analysis for implant-associated cause of failure; Others as required by the supervisor for the delivery of the role. Main Duties and Responsibilities Study design, data collection and analysis; Attend UCL courses and training (e.g. in research study design, good clinical practice, medical statistics, time management, paper writing); Literature research; Manuscript writing (for submission to peer-reviewed journals); Attend weekly research meetings; Other duties as required by the supervisor for the delivery of the role. Person Specification We are looking for a motivated student to take on a novel and exciting project. The individual should have good IT skills, simulation and programme. Engineering background, such as a degree in biomedical engineering (MSc, MEng),computer science, software engineering.The individual will be expected to respond to tight deadlines Good analytical and verbal reasoning skills and experience in academic presentations are essential.Computer skills: CAD software re: simulation and finite element analysis (FEA). Eligibility To make an application, please email your CV and a covering letter to: Dr Anna Di Laura (anna.laura.14@ucl.ac.uk) explaining your interests, engineering and research experience (including examples of previous project work). Contact name Kathryn Knapp Contact details k.knapp@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 23 Jul 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Studentship Start Date September 2020
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