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Joint research

Knee bone connects engineers to surgeons

El Gizaway and students.

Story by Nancy Moen | Photo by Shane Epping | Mizzou Wire 

Some intriguing challenges in the operating room have enticed an engineering professor to apply his skills in mechanical and aerospace technology to helping improve surgical procedure.

“Give me a problem; we’ll find a solution” is the prevailing attitude in the labs of A. Sherif El-Gizawy, professor of engineering design and manufacturing.

El-Gizawy involves undergraduate and graduate engineering students in designing, testing and building devices to repair bone fractures and deteriorating joints in the human body. Products include orthopedic surgical tools, an intramedullary nail and custom knee replacements. Some devices are being produced for use in the operating room.

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