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Melinda K. Harman, Ph.D.

Melinda K. Harman Associate Professor

Research Interests
Implant Performance
Medical Device Reprocessing
Translational Orthopaedic Research

Office 301 Rhodes Engineering Research Center
Phone 864-656-4140

Laboratory for Retrieval Research and Reprocessing of Medical Devices

Orthopaedic Implant Performance
Analyze retrieved implants, devices
Joint replacements: Preclinical testing, simulations
Bearing surfaces, bone-biomaterial interface

Innovation for Reprocessing, Reuse
Medical device designs: Optimizing for reprocessing
Reprocessing protocols: Verification, validation
Reusable technology for low-resource settings

Translational Orthopaedic Research
Implant registries, postmarketing surveillance
Musculoskeletal biomechanics, functional assessments
Novel surgical instruments, operative techniques