Prof. Hans Joachim Wilke (right) visiting the lab, Nov 2011

Dr. Graeme Brazenor, Melbourne, Australia, Nov 2011


spine_3dThe Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory is an internationally renowned laboratory with vast experience in research and experimental testing within both the spine biomechanics field and in general orthopedics. It is conveniently located 15 minutes west of downtown Chicago.

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
  • Loyola University Chicago and Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
  • 6 full-time engineers, statistician
  • 2 full-time surgeons
  • 2-year clinical and research fellowship (residency-trained surgeon)
  • 5-month research rotation for orthopedic residents
  • Residents from Loyola Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, Loyola Department of Neurosurgery, and fellows from Rush University Chicago
  • Medical and engineering students from Stritch SOM, UIC, IIT, Northwestern University



Lab Personnel Robert HaveyAvinash PatwardhanGerard CarandangLeonard Voronov