Cohort 1

Tiereny McGuire

Supervisor: Prof. Anthony Bull

Institution: ICL

Project: Osseointegrated (OI) prosthetics

Description: Investigating the complex mechanical constraints of OI prosthetics, to understand how they relate to mechanical failure and thus the longevity of these devices. The primary aims of the project are: 

  • To quantify loading on the OI implant and the femoral bone through clinical gait analysis and MSK modelling. 
  • To develop and validate an adaptive FE model that will generate failure analysis by defining the mechanical tolerance of the bone-implant system. 
  • To design, build and test improved designs of a key component that look to mitigate the failure modes/issues identified.