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Published Research

The International Center for Orthopaedic Advancement’s surgeons and students are involved in many exciting research projects. Much of the research focuses on geriatric fracture care and the affects of osteoporosis on bone health and fractures. There also are ongoing research projects testing orthopedic implants, fracture fixation devises and biomaterials.

Published Research

Leading researchers from the Center routinely publish their work in the scientific literature. Below is a list of some of the Center’s published work:

  • Belkoff SM, Jasper LE, Stevens SS: An ex vivo evaluation of an inflatable bone tamp used to reduce fractures within vertebral bodies under load. Spine 27(15):1640-1643, 2002.
  • Belkoff SM, Mathis JM, Jasper LE: An ex vivo biomechanical comparison of hydroxyapatite and polymethlymethacrylate cements for use with vertebroplasty. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 23(10):1647-1651, 2002.
  • Belkoff SM, Molloy S: Response to letter to the editor re "Temperature measurement during polymerization of polymethylmethacrylate cement used for vertebroplasty". Spine 29(10):1161-1162, 2004.
  • Belkoff SM, Molloy S: Temperature measurement during polymerization of polymethylmethacrylate cement used for vertebroplasty. Spine 28(14):1555-1559, 2003.
  • Belkoff SM, Sanders JC, Jasper LE: The effect of the monomer-to-powder ratio on the material properties of acrylic bone cement. J Biomed Mater Res 63(4):396-399, 2002.
  • Belkoff SM: Biomechanical considerations. In Mathis JM, Deramond H, Belkoff SM (eds): Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty, pp 89-111. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc, 2, 2006.
  • Belkoff SM: Biomechanical considerations. In Mathis JM, Deramond H, Belkoff SM (eds): Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, pp 61-79. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc, 2002.
  • Belkoff SM: Biomechanics of the spine. In Van Goethem JWM, van den Hauwe L, Parizel PM (eds): Spinal Imaging: Diagnostic Imaging of the Spine and Spinal Cord, pp 87-93. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2007.
  • Belkoff SM: Biomechanics of vertebroplasty. In Lewandrowski KU, Wise DL, Trantolo DJ, Yaszemski MJ, White AAI (eds): Advances in Spinal Fusion: Molecular Science, Biomechanics, and Clinical Management, pp 23-32. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc, 2003.
  • Belkoff SM: Investigations on bone cement for vertebroplasty. In An YH (ed): Orthopaedic Issues in Osteoporosis, pp 383-392. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press, 2002.
  • Belkoff SM: Response to letter to the editor re "Ex vivo measurement of intravertebral pressure during vertebroplasty". Spine 30(6):710, 2005.
  • Beumer A, van Hemert WLW, Swierstra BA, Jasper LE, Belkoff SM: A biomechanical evaluation of the tibiofibular and tibiotalar ligaments of the ankle. Foot Ankle Int 24(5):426-429, 2003.
  • Beumer A, van Hemert WLW, Swierstra BA, Jasper LE, Belkoff SM: A biomechanical evaluation of clinical stress tests for syndesmotic ankle instability. Foot Ankle Int 24(4):358-363, 2003.
  • Camillieri G, McFarland EG, Jasper LE, Belkoff SM, Kim TK, Rauh PB, Mariani PP: A biomechanical evaluation of transcondylar femoral fixation of anterior cruciate ligament grafts. Am J Sports Med 32(4):950-955, 2004.
  • Eglseder WA, Jasper LE, Davis CW, Belkoff SM: A biomechanical evaluation of lateral plating of distal radial shaft fractures. J Hand Surg 28A(6):959-963, 2003.
  • Hoefnagels EM, Waites MD, Belkoff SM, Swierstra BA: Percutaneous Achilles tendon lengthening. A cadaver-based study of failure of the triple hemi section technique. Acta Orthop 78(6):808-812, 2007.
  • Hoefnagels EM, Waites MD, Wing ID, Belkoff SM, Swierstra BA: Biomechanical comparison of the interosseous tibiofibular ligament and the anterior tibiofibular ligament. Foot Ankle Int 28(5):602-604, 2007.
  • Jasper LE, Deramond H, Mathis JM, Belkoff SM: Material properties of various cements for use with vertebroplasty. J Material Sci Material Med 131-5, 2002.
  • Mair JJ, Belkoff SM, Boudrieau RJ: An ex vivo mechanical evaluation of single versus double semi tubular plate fixation of a transverse distal-third scapular osteotomy in the dog. Vet Surg 32(6):580-584, 2003.
  • Mathis JM, Barr JD, Belkoff SM, Barr MS, Jensen ME, Deramond H: Percutaneous vertebroplasty: a developing standard of care for vertebral compression fractures. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 22(2):373-381, 2001.
  • Mathis JM, Belkoff SM, Deramond H: Future directions: challenges and research opportunities. In Mathis JM, Deramond H, Belkoff SM (eds): Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, pp 181-193. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc, 2002.
  • Mathis JM, Belkoff SM, Deramond H: Introduction: history and early development. In Mathis JM, Deramond H, Belkoff SM (eds): Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, pp 1-5. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc, 2002.
  • Mathis JM, Olan WJ, Belkoff SM: Balloon kyphoplasty. In Mathis JM (ed): Image-Guided Spine Interventions, pp 334-348. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc, 2004.
  • Mears SC, Dinah AF, Knight TA, Frassica FJ, Belkoff SM: Visibility of surgical site marking after preoperative skin preparation. Eplasty 8364-369, 2008.
  • Mears SC, Richards AM, Knight TA, Belkoff SM: Subsidence of uncemented stems in osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic cadaveric femora. Proc Inst Mech Eng [H] 223189-194, 2009.
  • Molloy S, Burkhart BG, Jasper LE, Solan MC, Campbell JT, Belkoff SM: Biomechanical comparison of two fixation methods for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Int 24(2):169-171, 2003.
  • Molloy S, Jasper LE, Burkhart BG, Brumback RJ, Belkoff SM: Interference Kirschner wires augment distal humeral fracture fixation in the elderly. J Orthop Trauma 19(6):377-379, 2005.
  • Molloy S, Jasper LE, Elliott DS, Brumback RJ, Belkoff SM: Biomechanical evaluation of intramedullary nail versus tension band fixation for transverse olecranon fractures. J Orthop Trauma 18(3):170-174, 2004.
  • Molloy S, Mathis JM, Belkoff SM: The effect of vertebral body percentage fill on mechanical behavior during percutaneous vertebroplasty. Spine 28(14):1549-1554, 2003.
  • Molloy S, Riley LH,III, Belkoff SM: Effect of cement volume and placement on mechanical property restoration resulting from vertebroplasty. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 26(2):401-404, 2005.
  • Moshirfar A, Campbell JT, Molloy S, Jasper LE, Belkoff SM: Fifth metatarsal tuberosity fracture fixation: a biomechanical study. Foot Ankle Int 24(8):630-633, 2003.
  • Ngu BB, Belkoff SM, Gelb DE, Ludwig SC: A biomechanical comparison of sacral pedicle screw salvage techniques. Spine 31(6):E166-E168, 2006.
  • Oliveira MLR, Lemon MA, Mears SC, Dinah AF, Waites MD, Knight TA, Belkoff SM: Biomechanical comparison of expandable and locked intramedullary femoral nails. J Orthop Trauma 22(7):446-450, 2008.
  • Redfern DJ, Oliveira MLR, Campbell JT, Belkoff SM: A biomechanical comparison of locking and nonlocking plates for the fixation of calcaneal fractures. Foot Ankle Int 27(3):196-201, 2006.
  • Richards AM, Mears SC, Knight TA, Dinah AF, Belkoff SM: Biomechanical analysis of sacroplasty: does volume or location of cement matter? AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 30(2):315-317, 2009.
  • Scopp JM, Jasper LE, Belkoff SM, Moorman CT,III: The effect of oblique tunnel placement on rotational constraint of the knee reconstructed using patellar tendon autograft. Arthroscopy 20(3):294-299, 2004.
  • Smerek JP, Kadakia A, Belkoff SM, Knight TA, Myerson MS, Jeng CL: Percutaneous screw configuration versus perimeter plating of calcaneus fractures: a cadaver study. Foot Ankle Int 29(9):931-935, 2008.
  • Srikumaran U, Wong W, Belkoff SM, McCarthy EF: Histopathologic analysis of human vertebral bodies after vertebral augmentation with polymethylmethacrylate with use of an inflatable bone tamp. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am 87(8):1838-1843, 2005.
  • Svoboda SJ, McHale K, Belkoff SM, Cohen KS, Klemme WR: The effects of tibial malrotation on the biomechanics of the tibiotalar joint. Foot Ankle Int 23(2):102-106, 2002.
  • Tomita S, Molloy S, Abe M, Belkoff SM: Ex vivo measurement of intravertebral pressure during vertebroplasty [erratum appears in Spine 2005 March 15;30(6):710]. Spine 29(7):723-725, 2004.
  • Tomita S, Molloy S, Jasper LE, Abe M, Belkoff SM: Biomechanical comparison of kyphoplasty with different bone cements. Spine 29(11):1203-1207, 2004.
  • Waites MD, Mears SC, Mathis JM, Belkoff SM: The strength of the osteoporotic sacrum. Spine 32(23):E652-E655, 2007.
  • Waites MD, Mears SC, Richards AM, Mathis JM, Belkoff SM: A biomechanical comparison of lateral and posterior approaches to sacroplasty. Spine 33(20):E735-E738, 2008.
  • Wong WH, Olan WJ, Belkoff SM: Balloon kyphoplasty. In Mathis JM, Deramond H, Belkoff SM (eds): Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, pp 109-124. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc, 2002.
 
 
 
 

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