In a recent email conversation with Michael Mayor, he reported that he is still involved with prosthetics, and his work has evolved into a tighter focus on what he has been doing in parallel with replacements all along. He is working at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, helping to run a large retrieval laboratory studying the damage done by patients using artificial joints, like total hips and total knees. He has done evaluations of about 12,000 parts since 1975, and continues to do more several mornings a week. Michael took the results of his research to the annual International Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Francisco in February; his analysis was well received and in late February was already having an impact. Thank goodness for Mike’s dedication; my wife and I are feeling pain in our joints and may need to reap the benefits of his lifelong commitment.
Lou Greer Class of 1955