The goal of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab is to better understand how the human body can best be repaired to withstand physiological loads to improve patient care. The Lab performs mechanical testing on cadaver hard and soft tissue that has a simulated injury and has been repaired. The repaired tissue is then mechanically loaded to determine how it will withstand physiological loads. The biomechanics lab uses a bi-axial servo-hydraulic test system to apply forces. The tissues reaction to the applied loads is measured with load cells, linear variable displacement transducers, thin film pressure sensors, strain gages, and a 3D motion capture system. Materials testing is also performed in the lab to determine the material properties such as Young’s Modulus, yield strength, and ultimate strength.
Double- vs. Single-Loaded All Suture Anchors in the Glenoid Labrum: a Biomechanical Study.
PI: Eric McCarty, MD
A Novel Composite of Bone Cement and Phase-Change Material to Improve Antibiotic Cement Spacers for Management of Traumatic Infected Bone Defects
PI: Cyril Mauffrey, MD
Fixation of Transverse Acetabular Fractures with Pre-contoured Plates Alone Causes Fracture Malreduction: A Biomechanical Assessment.
Alfonso NA, Ryan W, Baldini T, Reiter M, Joyce C, Mauffrey C.
J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Sep 21.
Precontoured Quadrilateral Surface Acetabular Plate Fixation Demonstrates Increased Stability When Compared With Pelvic Reconstruction Plates: A Biomechanical Study.
Ryan W, Alfonso NA, Baldini T, Kumparatana P, Reiter M, Joyce C, Wei C, Zhang Y, Mauffrey C.
J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Sep;33(9):e325-e330.
The CFL fails before the ATFL immediately after combined ligament repair in a biomechanical cadaveric model.
D'Hooghe P, Pereira H, Kelley J, Anderson N, Fuld R, Kumparatana P, Baldini T, Hunt KJ.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019 Jul 29.