Musculoskeletal & Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory

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The Lab is part of UTSA’s College of Engineering


The┬áMusculoskeletal & Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (MOBL) was founded in 2018 within the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The labs’s biomedical engineering and orthopedic research addresses the mechanical and biomechanical factors influencing hard and soft tissue integrity and performance, as well as non-invasive tissue assessment and modeling using medical imaging. The lab implements biomechanics and imaging tools to improve predictive methods and better understand pathogenesis of musculoskeletal conditions.

The long-term goal and mission of the lab is threefold:

1. To improve our understanding of the pathological changes in tissues due to disease or injury.

2. To develop clinical tools to enable earlier diagnosis, prescribe effective interventions, and assess outcomes for individuals with musculoskeletal disorders.

3. To provide education and training to the next generation of scientists.