Scripps Health receives grant to study electronic knee

By City News Service

Researchers at Scripps Health’s Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education received a $660,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study an artificial electronic knee, it was announced Thursday.

The so-called “e-knee” contains a computer chip that measures forces inside the knee while the patient takes part in various activities such as walking, climbing stairs and exercising.

Researchers hope to use the data to understand how force affects the knee joint, in an effort to develop better knee implants and improve rehabilitation following surgery, according to Scripps Health.

The world’s first “e-knee” was implanted into a patient at the Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education in 2004.

The study is being conducted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Florida, Stanford University and University of Western Australia.

Related posts:

  1. New anti-gravity treadmill being tested at Scripps
  2. RESEARCH REPORT: Anti-gravity treadmill in tests for knee rehab
  3. Author celebrates recovery with bike ride from La Jolla to Encinitas
  4. RESEARCH REPORT: Brain-cell death cause revealed
  5. Sea Grants awarded to four local researchers

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=1804

Posted by Halie Johnson on Sep 23, 2010. Filed under Health & Science, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Del Mar couple to present program about Bhutan at Solana Beach Library September 1, 2014
    Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts. […]
  • Carmel Valley Boy Scouts climb Mount Whitney September 1, 2014
    Several boys from Boy Scout Troop 765 (Carmel Valley) made the climb to the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states this summer. They spent the summer hiking the tallest peaks of Southern California, preparing for their hike of Mount Whitney. These peaks included Mount Baldy, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio. The boys made the 22-mile round-trip tr […]
  • Multimillion-dollar renovation complete at Hilton San Diego Del Mar September 1, 2014
    Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms. “This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property, […]