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Yale Orthopaedics Researchers to Present Four Abstracts at the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Annual Meeting

January 07, 2021
by Matt O'Rourke

Four abstracts written by Yale researchers investigating orthopaedic surgical innovations and surgical techniques have been accepted into the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Annual 2021 Meeting.

The work looks into how to address tibial bone loss in revision total knee replacement, customizing treatment of radial head fractures, and methods to prevent geriatric hip fractures.

The work was led by Assistant Professor Daniel Wiznia, MD, who is also the department’s Director of Technology and Innovation, and Steven Tommasini, PhD, who runs the department’s biomechanics laboratory. Research was completed alongside students from the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as with Julia N. Moulton, a medical school student at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

The work is an important step in the department’s work on innovations that improve patient care and outcomes, said Wiznia, the department’s Director of Innovation and Technology.

“This is a true partnership between the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. We are utilizing the image processing and finite element capabilities that our department teaches within our medical device design course which is cross-listed within the Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering departments. Students are working directly under the mentorship of clinicians, utilizing skills they learned in hardware failure analysis in the medical device design course our Department teaches each Spring semester,” Wiznia said.

The meeting will be held virtually February 12-16.

The abstract titles are:

Addressing Tibial Bone Loss with Metal Augments in Revision Total Knee Replacement Surgery - Nguyen Pham, Kenneth Milligan, Daniel Wiznia, Steven Tommasini.

Curvature Quantification Of The Radial Intramedullary Canal - Margaret G. Kirtley, Ken Donohue, Steven M. Tommasini, Lisa Lattanza, Daniel Wiznia

Finite Element Analysis Of Cannulated Screws As Prophylactic Intervention For Femoral Fracture - Brian Rhee, Kenneth Milligan, Julia N. Moulton, Michael Leslie, Steven M. Tommasini, Daniel Wiznia

Finite Element Evaluation Of The Femoral Neck System As A Prophylactic Fixation To Prevent Contralateral Hip - Julia N. Moulton, Brian Rhee, Kenneth Milligan, Michael Leslie, Steven M.Tommasini, Daniel Wiznia

Submitted by Matt O'Rourke on January 07, 2021