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Articles written by Stephen Spiegelberg, Ph.D.

UHMWPE for Total Joint Arthroplasty: Past, present and future

by Stephen Spiegelberg, Ph.D. | Jun 2012

Total joint arthroplasty involves the replacement of native articulating joints, such as the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle, with artificial components. In the U.S., these artificial joints are normally composed of plastic and metal. According to THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT®, 2.9 million ... Read more »

Injectable Hydrogel-based Medical Devices: “There's always room for Jell-O”

by Stephen Spiegelberg, Ph.D. | Sep 2010

"There's always room for Jell-O." —Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters II, 1989. The human body is an intricate combination of hard and soft tissues, the interaction of which leads to its amazing flexibility and durability. To date, the vast majority of implantable biomedical devices use rigid materials ... Read more »