Recipient of the Karaoglu Research Scholarship
My project involved performing pullout test on a new design of Magnesium (Mg)-based suture anchor to obtain the pullout force, displacement at pullout and the failure mode of the suture anchor to validate the finite-element model of Mg-based suture anchor. Suture anchors are commonly used in repairing and reconstructing the soft tissue in musculoskeletal system and the demand is very large. We believed that Mg-based suture anchors could possess advantages of both metallic and polymer suture anchors.
It was my first time to do a research project. Working at the MSRC, I not only learned how to operate the mechanical testing machine, but also the importance of literature research and how to work together as a team. I also experienced the difficulties of doing research. Last but not least, I would like to thanks the ASIAM Institute for giving me this research opportunity and Dr. Woo and Mr. Kim for their guidance.