The TTK Ortho Division has a technical collaboration with Dr. M. J. Pappas and Dr. F. F. Buechel's M/s. BP Trust for the manufacturing of Total Knee, Hip, Shoulder and Ankle joints. These designs are US FDA approved and are a result of over 25 years of development, clinical investigation and use. The licensed third generation knee currently marketed by TTK Healthcare is a refinement of the two earlier versions marketed by Depuy.
Michael J. Pappas, Ph.D, P.E.
Dr. Pappas is an internationally recognized expert in advanced design. He received his Ph.D. in 1970 from Rutgers University in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Computer-Aided Structural Design. His research and publications in this field attracted international attention.
He has been a professor of Mechanical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology for more than 25 years. Dr. Pappas was a Principal of an industrial design firm for more than 20 years during which time he helped design a number of industrial and consumer products. During the past 20 years, his major activity has been associated with human joint replacement implants - which also brought him international recognition.
Dr. Pappas has more than 60 scholarly publications and more than 50 United States patents to his credit - resulting from his work in Computer-Aided-Design and Orthopaedic Biomechanics.
Frederick F. Buechel, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Buechel is a high-profile orthopaedic surgeon, researcher and developer in the field of total joint replacement since 1974. He has gained international recognition for his developments and has collaboratively presented and published numerous scientific articles in the field of total joint reconstructive surgery. This includes more than 150 research articles and more than 100 United States and international patents in the area of joint replacement implant and instrument design.
Dr. Buechel is recognized for his pioneering work in the area of mobile-bearings, which includes the development of the world's leading mobile-bearing knee, the New Jersey LCS® Total Knee System. He is also very proud of the outstanding clinical results of the Buechel-Pappas Total Knee, which is the latest improvement over the LCS Knee.