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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of California Davis
Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California Davis Medical Center
The Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of California Davis (https://health.ucdavis.edu/orthopaedics/research/hull-lab.html)
has an opening for a qualified applicant to receive the Medacta Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Total Knee Arthroplasty. This fellowship provides funding for the fellow’s stipend and benefits plus additional funds for research expenditures.
As background to the position, the conventional method for aligning implants in TKA is mechanical alignment (MA), which is used in upwards of 1 million patients in the US annually. However, 20% of patients have unsatisfactory clinical outcomes. To improve outcomes, about 15 years ago our research group conceived an alternative method for aligning implants termed kinematic alignment (KA) and pioneered novel surgical techniques for achieving the desired alignment. After performing the surgery on more than 6000 patients, clinical