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Specialists discuss healthcare innovations to prevent and treat joint disease

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Professor Jonathan Weber, Professor Alison McGregor and Professor Justin Cobb at Q&A of Imperial College AHSC seminar

Speakers at a new seminar series have been explaining how advances like 3D printing and wearable sensors are helping to treat joint problems.

The second event in the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) seminar series featured Professor Justin Cobb, Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery, and Alison McGregor, Professor of Musculoskeletal Biodynamics. Videos of the two talks are below.

Professor Cobb spoke about how he and his team have been developing cutting edge techniques to improve joint treatment in the MSk laboratory at Charing Cross. These include 3D scanning and 3D printing to create replacement joints, robotic surgery and enhanced reality to teach surgical skills.

 

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Professor McGregor discussed how she works with patients with osteoarthritis to understand the disease better and identify it as early as possible. Some of her research applies motion capture systems, which are used in the animation industry, and wearable sensors to continuously monitor the load on our joints in everyday activities.

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The seminar was held at the Wolfson Education Centre at Hammersmith Hospital earlier this week.

The next Imperial College AHSC seminar will be on the spread and prevention of infectious diseases. The speakers will be Neil Ferguson, Professor of Mathematical Biology at Imperial College London and Dr Sarah Fidler, Reader and honorary consultant physician in HIV and GUM at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The event will be held at 12.30, Tuesday 20 September at St Mary’s Paddington. For more information contact ahsc.news@imperial.ac.uk

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