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Orthopaedic Research Laboratories

Orthopaedic Research Laboratories (ORL) is dedicated to enhancing patient outcomes through in-vitro performance testing to optimize the safety and efficacy of orthopaedic implant systems.

Mechanical Testing


ORL is globally recognized as a leading provider of standardized (ASTM/ISO) and custom orthopaedic device evaluation. ORL testing services are supported by four decades of expertise in solving complex problems related to the musculoskeletal system.

Wear Testing


Before consensus-approved testing standards were available for the wear and durability evaluation of spinal disc replacement systems, ORL designed, patented and manufactured proprietary, customizable, multi-directional electro-mechanical joint simulators. These simulators were then adapted to address the regulatory wear testing requirements for total ankle replacements and other small joint arthroplasty systems.

Computational Analysis

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ORL has unique expertise in the development of sophisticated computational models rendering realistic metal and polymer component stresses through finite element analysis in addition to state-of-the-art kinematic performance and constraint evaluations.



For more than four decades, ORL is recognized as an innovator of testing standards and methods with an extensive track record of providing information necessary for successful regulatory approvals, product quality confirmation, marketing materials and surgeon education. This Library encapsulates presentation handouts that exemplify this expertise.