Division of Bioengineering & Biomechanics

The Bioengineering/Biomechanics Department at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children focuses on the design and development of innovative solutions that improve pediatric orthopedic care. Led by David Ross, the research includes simulating biological systems for the development and testing of devices to treat disorders such as scoliosis and limb deformity. Other projects involve the modification and improvement of surgical implants, therapeutic devices and occupational and rehabilitative aids. The department's efforts have led to more than 16 U.S. patents and significant developments, such as the TSRH® Spinal System and True/Lok External Fixation System. Our small but dedicated staff has played a major role in setting the standard for modern orthopedic care.