Welcome to Biomechanics Lab

Lab Director, Todd Baldini, MS

Our Research

Biomechanics Lab

Elbow stability after common lateral approaches to the elbow: A biomechanical study
PI:  Alexander Lauder, MD
Resident:  Dave Daniels, MD

The effect of thumb metacarpal distraction on trapeziometacarpal joint integrity
PI:  Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
Resident:  Winthrop C. Lockwood, MD

Imaging Analysis of Arthroscopic Anchor Placement: Comparison of Repair in the Beach Chair versus the Lateral Decubitus Position
PI:  Rachel Frank, MD
Resident:  Steven D. Jones Jr., MD

Compression of a Midfoot Osteotomy using a Circular External Fixator: What is the Ideal Pin Configuration?
PI:  Kenneth Hunt, MD
Resident:  Tyler Freeman, MD

Tensile strength of a novel superficial suture pattern compared to traditional suture patterns in a cadaveric human skin model
PI:  Bennie Lindeque, MD
Residents:  Nicole Look, MD, Francisco Rodriguez Fontan, MD

Biomechanical Strength Analysis of Titanium vs Stainless Steel Screws for Periacetabular Pelvic Osteotomy Fixation
PI:  Courtney Selberg, MD
Resident:  Alexander Aretakis, MD

Biomechanical strength of different suture techniques 
PI:  Bennie Lindeque, MD
Resident:  Katya Strage, MD

Percutaneous Achilles tendon lengthening. A cadaver study comparing two different methods for lengthening
PI:  Mark Myerson, MD
Investigators:  Shuyuan Li, Mingjie Zhu, Kenneth Hunt, MD

The Effect of a Volar Window Arthrotomy on Articular Reduction in Intra-articular Distal Radius Fractures Treated with Volar Plate Fixation: A Biomechanical Analysis
PI:  Alex Lauder, MD
Resident:  Diana Douleh, MD

The Effect of Pelvic Tilt on Acetabular Loading:  A Biomechanical Cadaver Study
PI:  Courtney Selberg, MD

Comparison of Midfoot Compression Force of a Spatial Frame versus Headless Compression Screws:  A Biomechanics Cadaver Model

PI:  Kenneth Hunt, MD

Resident:  Henry Yu, MD


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

Biomechanical and Imaging Analysis of Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization: Comparison of Repair in the Beach Chair versus the Lateral Decubitus Position
PI:  Rachel Frank, MD

Carpometacarpal Loading Effects Before and After MCP Joint Fusion
PI:  Frank Scott, MD

Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus – A biomechanical explanation for larger OLT shoulder lesions leading to increased patient riskPI:  Kenneth Hunt, MD

Biomechanical Evaluation of Five- and Six-Stranded Soft-Tissue Grafts and a Novel Tibial Fixation Device for Use in ACL Reconstruction. 
PI: Jonathan Bravman, MD 

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