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Biomechanics team members discuss outcomes from their mechanical impact simulator designed to re-create athletic knee injuries in a laboratory environment. Understanding the mechanisms behind athletic injuries can lead to improved techniques for treatment and prevention.
A biomechanics team member assesses the mechanical properties of body tissues. Knowledge of tissue mechanics allows researchers to better assess how structures function during dynamic tasks.
Understanding neuromuscular and proprioceptive response is critical to improved efficacy of injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation protocols.
The Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory focuses on all aspects of research, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries.
Dr. Hewett's research focus is screening, intervention, prevention and collaboration for optimal care and results for athletes.
The Materials and Structural Testing Core provides a full range of fabrication and testing services for both research and clinical applications.
Ongoing research studies and current clinical trials are making changes in the training and care of athletes.
Dr. Hewett is published extensively in the areas of sports injury prevention and intervention.
The Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab provides workshop and symposiums on the latest in injury treatment and prevention for athletes.
Stay up to date on the latest discoveries in research from the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory.
Contact the Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab about research projects and opportunities for collaboration, funding and training.
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