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Transfer of Torsional Loads during Rotation in Fixed and Mobile Bearing TKA Tibial Component Designs: 2011-2012

Students: Derek Archer, Amanda Kingman, Jordan Oja, Betsy Jones
RHIT Project Advisor:
Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Robert Malinzak, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Biomechanical Assessment of Tibial Component Rotation in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, 2011-2012
Students: Derek Archer, Amanda Kingman, Jordan Oja, Betsy Jones
RHIT Project Advisor: Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Acetabular Deformation in Mobile Bearing Acetabular Components: 2011-2012
Students: Derek Archer, Amanda Kingman, Jordan Oja, Betsy Jones
RHIT Project Advisor: Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: John Meding, MD; Scott Small, MS


Biomechanical Assessment of Tibial Component Slope in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, 2011
Students: Derek Archer, Kelsey Hughes, Amanda Kingman
RHIT Project Advisor:
Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Analysis and Interpretation of Contact Loading Utilizing a Digital Pressure Transducer, 2011
Student: Hobey Tam, Junior, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisor: Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Scott Small, MS

 

Computational and Experimental Assessment of PMMA in Orthopaedic Applications, 2010-2011
Student: Nathan Elder, Senior, Chemical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisor: Adam Nolte, PhD, Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Kathleen Toohey, PhD, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Studies in Tibial Loading Utilizing Digital Image Correlation Techniques, 2010-2011
Students: Derek Archer, Junior, Biomedical Engineering;
Kelsey Hughes, Junior, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisors: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering; Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD, Robert Malinzak, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Acetabular Cup Deformation Following Total Hip Arthroplasty, 2010
Students: Betsy Jones, Freshman, Biomedical Engineering;
Michael Volitich, Senior, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisors: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering; Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: John Meding, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Thermal and Mechanical Optimization of PMMA Bone Cement, 2010
Students: Ryan Gergely, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering;
Betsy Jones, Freshman, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisors: Kathleen Toohey, PhD, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Finite Element Modeling of the Tibia Following Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, 2010
Students: C.J. Tuskan, Senior, Biomedical Engineering;
Darcie Thomas, Senior, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisors: Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Pelvic Loading Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Biomechanical Analysis of Cup Position, Design, and Loading During Simulated Gait, 2009-2010
Students: Leah Howard, Senior, Biomedical Engineering;
Didem Tunc, Senior, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisors: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering; Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Insertion and Removal Energy Requirements in THA Acetabular Components, 2009-2010
Students: Leah Howard, Senior, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisors: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering; Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Finite Element Analysis of a Composite Tibia Model using a CT-Generated Mesh, 2009-2010
Students: Susumu Tokunaga, Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Thesis Advisor:  Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Comparison of Photoelastic and Strain Gage Measurement Techniques in a Total Joint Replacement Model, 2009
Students: Michael Volitich, Junior, Biomedical Engineering;
Darcie Thomas, Junior, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisors: Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Strain in the Proximal Tibia Following Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Photoelastic Study of All-Polyethylene Designs, 2008-2009
Students: Michael Volitich, Junior, Biomedical Engineering;
Sarah Younger, Junior, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisors: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering; Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Strain in the Proximal Tibia Following Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty : A Photoelastic Study of Mobile-Bearing Designs, 2007-2008
Students: Samantha (Dick) DeVries, Senior, Biomedical Engineering;
Michael Lockhart, Senior, Biomedical Engineering;
Luke Alvey, Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering;
Natalie Dickman, Junior, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisors: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering; Renee Rogge, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Scott Small, MS

 

Monitoring the Insertion of the Femoral Stem Component During Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Replicate Composite Femur and Cadaveric Specimen Study, 2006-2007
Student: Andrew Crisman, Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Thesis Advisor: Phillip Cornwell, PhD, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
JRSI Partner:Michael Meneghini, MD

 

A Photoelastic Study of the Effects of Resection Depth on Strain in the Proximal Tibia Following Total Knee Arthroplasty, 2006-2007
Student: Scott Small, Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Thesis Advisor: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD

 

Initial Mechanical Stability of Acetabular Components with Screw Fixation, 2006
Student: Allison Stultz, Junior, Biomedical Engineering
Jill Watson, Junior, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisor: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Meneghini, MD

 

Initial Mechanical Stability of Trabecular Metal versus Porous-Coated Titanium Acetabular Components: A Biomechanical Study, 2005-2006
Student: Christopher Meyer, Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisor: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Meneghini, MD

 

A Photoelastic Strain Analysis of the Proximal Tibia in Total Knee Arthroplasty, 2004-2005
Student: Kurt Dierking, Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisor: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Michael Meneghini, MD

 

A Photoelastic Strain Analysis of the Proximal Tibia in Total Knee Arthroplasty, 2004-2005
Student: James Merk, Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
RHIT Project Advisor: Christine Buckley, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Biomedical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Berend, MD; Michael Meneghini, MD

 

The Exploration of Damage Identification Techniques to Determine Placement of Femoral Component During Total Hip Arthroplasty, 2004-2005
Student: Seana Giardini, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
RHIT Thesis Advisor: Phillip Cornwell, PhD, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
JRSI Partner: Michael Meneghini, MD