Applied Biomechanics Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Pietro Randelli
The group’s research activity is focused on:
The Applied Biomechanics Laboratory conducts research in joint biomechanics, tissue engineering, and prosthetic joint implants. The primary goal of the Laboratory is to develop new therapeutic solutions applied to clinical practice in orthopedics.
Currently, the research has its primary focus on two major research lines:
One line of research currently underway in our Laboratory focuses on understanding the biological mechanisms of tendon healing. In particular, researchers direct their efforts to the study of some of the most relevant biotechnologies to improve tendon healing after surgical repair, such as platelet-rich plasma and mesenchymal stem cells.
Current research efforts focus on the study of pathologies affecting the joints of both upper and lower limbs (hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle) and development of innovative solutions for their management.
The study of biomechanics plays a central role in the laboratory activities. The Laboratory's staff also pay great attention to the study of the most recent prosthetic implants and surgical techniques in order to improve the clinical results of joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery.
Platelet rich plasma in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a prospective RCT study, 2-year follow-up. Randelli P, Arrigoni P, Ragone V, Aliprandi A, Cabitza P. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Jun;20(4):518-28. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2011.02.008.
Why menisci show higher healing rate when repaired during ACL reconstruction? Growth factors release can be the explanation. de Girolamo L, Galliera E, Volpi P, Denti M, Dogliotti G, Quaglia A, Cabitza P, Corsi Romanelli MM, Randelli P. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Oct 22.
Management of knee injuries: consensus-based indications from a large community of orthopaedic surgeons. Cabitza F, Ragone V, Arrigoni P, Karlsson J, Randelli P. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Mar;21(3):708-19. doi: 10.1007/s00167-012-2035-1.
Laboratorio di Biomeccanica Applicata
Via Morandi 30, 20097 San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy.
Tel: 02-52774706 Fax: 02-52774312