A Novel Method to Determine the Longitudinal Antibacterial Activity of Drug-Eluting Materials
Researchers at the Harris Lab have developed a novel method to evaluate the antibacterial efficacy of an antibiotic-eluting polymer to simulate prophylactic clinical application. This method enables the monitoring of the longitudinal activity of drug-eluting materials and can be widely adapted to test anti-microbial drug delivery platforms.
Orhun Muratoglu, PhD, elected as fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Orhun Muratoglu, PhD, Director of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) class of 2022. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
Amita Sekar, PhD, Earns People’s Choice Image Award by the Mass General Research Institute
The image ‘Hocus Coccus’ submitted by Amita Sekar PhD won the 2022 MGRI People’s Choice Award with 697 votes.
Advances In Arthroplasty From The Harris Orthopaedics Lab: Maximizing Safety And Effectiveness
The Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital is driving research and innovation to eliminate infection and improve pain management related to total joint arthroplasty.
Bone Penetration Of Cement Does Not Differ By Cement Type Or Application Timepoint
Orthopedics researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital used the first porcine model to study how cement bone penetration is influenced by cement type and application timing. They found no penetration advantage of any specific cement or timing, but it's best to apply cement early for optimal mantle thickness.
Dr. Alireza Borjali awarded the New Investigator Recognition Award by the Orthopaedic Research Society
At the 2022 annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) in Tampa, Florida, Alireza Borjali, PhD, of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory, received the New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA).
Orthopedic Research Society: Basic Science Tip of the Week - Tracking Down Your Prosthetic Past
Dr. Fred Nelson offers this issue’s ORS Basic Science Tip. With increasing demand for prosthetic joint replacement over the past 2 decades the number of revision surgeries is also increasing.
Dr. Ebru Oral inducted into the National Academy of Inventors' Fellows Program
Ebru Oral, PhD, Associate Director of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory, has been inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Dr. Oral was elected as a Fellow in 2019, and, in November 2021, she attended the induction ceremony in Tampa.
Alireza Borjali, PhD, awarded 2021 Orthopaedic Research Society William H. Harris Award
Alireza Borjali, PhD, of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory, was awarded the 2021 Orthopaedic Research Society William H. Harris award for his publication, "Detecting total hip replacement prosthesis design on plain radiographs using deep convolutional neural network."
Vitamin E Protects Bone Allografts Undergoing Radiation Sterilization
Vitamin E, a biocompatible free radical scavenger, is an effective and feasible radioprotectant when bone allografts are sterilized with ionizing radiation.
Validating N95 Respirator Decontamination Methods
Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have confirmed the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide vapor as an effective N95 respirator decontamination method.
Size Of Adapter Sleeve In Revision Hip Arthroplasty Affects Fixation Strength
When ceramic modular heads are used in revision hip arthroplasty, impact force and the size of the titanium adapter sleeve influence the stability of the implant, according to the first study of the issue.
Journal of Orthopaedic Research Editor's Pick
The Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR) is the official journal of the Orthopaedic Research Society. This article, Chemically Cross-Linked UHMWPE with Superior Toughness, was selected by the JOR Editors.
Ebru Oral, PhD, elected as fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Ebru Oral, PhD, associate director of Biomaterials in the Harris Orthopaedics Lab, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) Congress Lisbon 2019 - Scientific Awards Winners
At the EFORT conference, Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory clinical researchers won the Bronze prize for Orthopaedics Abstracts, as the third best orthopaedics abstract at the conference.
Improvements In Outcomes For Total Joint Patients From The Harris Lab
In this video, Orhun Muratoglu, PhD, director of Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Ebru Oral, PhD, associate director of biomaterials at Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory, discuss their work in improving outcomes in total joint patients.
Study Comparing PROMs of Anterior vs. Posterolateral Approaches in Total Hip Arthroplasty Receives AAHKS Clinical Research Award
At the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting, Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory clinical researchers won the AAHKS Clinical Research Award, which is given annually to the conference’s most outstanding clinical paper in the field of hip or knee arthroplasty.
New Polymer For Joint Implants Retains Superior Toughness When Produced At Scale
A vitamin E–blended, peroxide cross-linked, high-temperature ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene, created at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a promising material for manufacturing joint implant bearing surfaces due to a single-step consolidation/cross-linking process and resulting superior properties.
Research Advances From Mass General Orthopaedics
Researchers from the Department of Orthopaedics discuss the clinical and translational work they are doing at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Ebru Oral, PhD, inducted to College of Fellows for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Ebru Oral, PhD, associate director of Biomaterials in the Harris Orthopaedics Lab, was inducted to the College of Fellows for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer.
Dr. William Harris awarded 2018 Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award
William Harris, MD, director emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedics, has received the 2018 Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award from the American Orthopaedic Association. This award is presented annually to recognize outstanding leaders in orthopaedic surgery whose work results in sustained and substantial contribution and leadership through clinical, educational, research or other meritorious means.
- 03.11.2018 | NPR
The Mysterious Case Of 'Vanishing Bone' And Hip Replacements Gone Wrong
Dr. William H. Harris, former chief of Massachusetts General Hospital's joint replacement surgery service, discusses his new book about a stealth disease caused by total hip replacements.
- 07.20.2017 | Nature.com
TA juiced-up joint implant
An article profiling Ebru Oral, PhD, Associate Director of Biomaterials for the Harris Orthopedics Lab and the work she is doing on implant failures.
- 06.13.2017 | Nature.com
An article that cites Ebru Oral, PhD and colleagues and their work on joint implant infections.
Dr. Henrik Malchau awarded 2017 OREF Clinical Research Award
Dr. Henrik Malchau was awarded the 2017 OREF Clinical Research Award at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in March. He earned this prestigious award for his research studying the impact of arthroplasty implant registries throughout the world.