Implantation Workshop

Hello everyone,

It is me here again. Last week was a busy week. We had a workshop about implantation and biomaterial. Ph.D. students and NHS doctors came over and gave us real examples of how they performed hip and knee replacement. First of all, we watched how real implant work and the risks of different kinds of implantations. Then we moved on with making our knee model. It was really hard to shape them into a real knee while the powder was still hot.

This is the actual kit that is used to make a knee replacement. The only difference is they will be worked under a sterile environment.

Then my most wanted part had come: bone remodeling and mechanical implant. They also prepared a real scale bone (not an actual one). We started to measure the weight and length of the bone, identifying the broken sector and planning the implantation. The doctor showed us how to actually do it. It took him about 5 minutes to drill, place metal and fill in the hole. However, once we did it, it took 5 of us almost 30 minutes to complete all the steps. Thanks to this course that I had the chance to actually have a professional workshop.  

He explained the problem and how to approach it
The metal has been implanted into the bone

If you are planning to study Biomedical Engineering, I would highly recommend the University of Surrey. Since the program mainly focuses on implantation, signal processing, and rehabilitation.

Lastly, as the CoV flu is spreading, please take care of and protect yourself. I hope to see new students from Vietnam come here and study.

Stay safe and take care.