The path to bone repair

by Hennepin Healthcare

Improving Orthopaedic Implants and Healing
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | Noon – 1 pm

Everyone breaks bones but they don’t all take the same path to healing. Dr. Joan Bechtold, Director of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Research Lab at HCMC, develops new devices to improve fracture care and explores the best ways to manage orthopaedic infections. Discover how conditions including open fractures, smoking, nicotine use and diabetes can affect the bone healing process. To register, go to

This presentation is part of the Research in Translation Speaker Series
Join us as we explore the connections between medical research and advances in patient care. Leading investigators from Hennepin County Medical Center will discuss their work and show you how today’s medical research can impact your health tomorrow. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Location: Hennepin County Medical Center’s Gustilo/Excelen Auditorium (Access through the Life Sciences Building: 700 10th Avenue South)