Orthopaedic Surgery Biomaterials and Histopathology Laboratory
To evaluate implants and implant materials, the biomaterials and histopathology lab is equipped with embedding stations, a rotary microtome, a Jung microtome and diamond saws, a tissue pathology laboratory, and a darkroom equipped for microradiography and autoradiography. Histomorphology and microdensitometry of bone also are performed.
The lab has done its most significant work in the study of calcium phosphate materials. In conjunction with the Medical College of Wisconsin's animal research center and
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, the lab studies new implant materials compatibility. The lab also collaborates with Marquette University's biomaterials program.
Students and residents can become involved in implant studies and basic research that will help them evaluate new products throughout their careers.