Orthopaedics Biomechanics Research Laboratory

The Biomechanics Laboratory works on:

  1. The testing of instrumentation and prosthetics for implant;
  2. Basic research on the biomechanics of human joints
  3. Stabilization of the spine
  4. Scoliosis.

Current projects include perfecting surgical procedures for fractures in the hand, in the spine, in the knee, and in the ankle. The laboratory has given special attention to the study of the intervertebral disc and methods of retarding disc degeneration and disc failure. 

Job Opportunities

The Department of Orthopaedics at Emory is currently seeking applications for a faculty position in biomechanics. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in mechanical or biomechanical engineering. For more details, please visit the Emory careers website and search for "73336BR".  


William C. Hutton, DSc.
Director, Orthopaedics Biomechanics Research Laboratory

Recent Publications

View recent publications by Dr. Hutton for the Emory Orthopaedics Biomechanics Laboratory on PubMed.