Functional Joint Arthroplasty

Engineering innovative additive manufacturing techniques for the next generation of functional joint replacements.


Research Team and Focus

Michael P. Ast, MD, Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
Primary, complex and revision total joint replacement, minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, robotic surgery and computer assisted surgery

Joseph Lipman, MS, Director of Device Development
Patient Specific Implant Design, Kinematic analyses, Bone/Implant load transfer, Patents

Atieh Moridi, PhD, Assistant Professor
Metal additive manufacturing, Surface engineering to accelerate osteointegration or improve wear properties, micromechanics, computed tomography, scanning and transmission electron microscopy

Hollis Potter, MD, Chairman – Radiology
Musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging, human subjects research and preclinical and clinical models

Fernando Quevedo-Gonzalez, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Additive manufacturing (i.e., 3D printing) to optimize the shape and distribution of material properties of total joint replacements to improve implant performance

Timothy Wright, PhD, F.M. Kirby Chair of Orthopedic Biomechanics
Orthopaedic biomechanics, implant design, implant retrieval analysis