Biomechanics Research Team

Biomechanics Research Team has a focus on the biomechanical characterization of risk factors related to musculoskeletal disorders and on the development of advanced methods for the risk assessment and prevention of these disorders.

The health problems related to musculoskeletal system have increased rapidly in all Western countries. Given the high prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal disorders, there is a global demand for advanced methods aimed at decreasing the number of individuals suffering from the diseases. Especially, osteoporotic hip fractures and osteoarthritis (OA) are the most prevalent musculoskeletal problems, which cause enormous social and economical burden.

We have studied the biomechanics of hip fractures as well as diagnostic and preventative methods of musculoskeletal problems for over 20 years. The research is aimed at obtaining knowledge on the predisposing factors and mechanisms behind hip fractures and developing and applying improved methods for evaluating bone and cartilage, especially fracture risk assessment and cartilage degeneration in OA. The ultimate goal of the research is to find strategies for early diagnostics and prevention of fractures and other musculoskeletal symptoms.

Last updated: 6.3.2012