Joint replacement technology

Joint replacement technology research is conducted within the Dartmouth Biomedical Engineering Center for Orthopaedics (DBEC). Founded at Thayer School in 1976, DBEC is the largest joint implant retrieval program of its type in the country and, with over 9000 specimens, has the biggest collection of retrieved joint implants in the world. Since the inception of this program—in affiliation with Dartmouth-Hitchcock—Thayer School researchers have systematically identified and solved most problems related to joint replacement production, design, and materials.

Remaining issues and current foci of the program include:

Faculty contact: John P. Collier, Francis E. Kennedy Jr., Douglas W. Van Citters