Richard Raymond Pelker PhD, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Chief, Joint Reconstruction Service

Research Interests


Research Summary

My laboratory interests are in the area of biomechanics. Some current ongoing projects include:

  1. The effects of various adjuvant therapies on the healing and remodeling of bone and bone allografts;
  2. The orthopaedic application of new osteo inductive bone substitutes;
  3. The formation of several different bone designs.

Selected Publications

  • Bible JE, Simpson AK, Biswas D, Pelker RR, Grauer JN. Actual knee motion during continuous passive motion protocols is less than expected. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Oct;467(10):2656-61. Epub 2009 Feb 27.
  • McGrory BJ, York SC, Iorio R, Macaulay W, Pelker RR, Parsley BS, Teeny SM. Current practices of AAHKS members in the treatment of adult osteonecrosis of the femoral head. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Jun;89(6):1194-204.

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