Dennis Janssen, Ph.D.
Basically, the title of my PhD thesis covers my research interests. The main goal of my research is to gain more insight in the mechanical behavior of cemented total hip arthroplasty reconstructions. For instance, we have investigated the effect of implant shape and material, cement porosity and cementing philosophy on the survival of cemented reconstructions.
Recently, we have also started a collaboration with the research lab of Prof. Kenneth Mann, at the SUNY Upstate Medical University of Syracuse, New York, supported by the NIH. This research is focused on the micromechanics of the cement-bone interface. In this project, experimental work that is performed in Syracuse is combined with computational modeling, performed in Nijmegen by Daan Waanders. In 2007 I had the opportunity to spend four months at the research lab of Prof. Kenneth Mann.