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Biomedical Publications


Does the Nice Knot offer less elongation than the modified Prusik Knot? An in vitro study in cadaver quadriceps tendons. Shahbaz Malik, Darren Hart, Sara Parashin, Jason Peeler, Sheila McRae, Peter MacDonald. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Mar 1, 2022.


Survivorship of constrained polyethylene inserts in primary total knee replacements
Kevin D. Stockwell, Trevor C. Gascoyne, Mandip Singh, Thomas R. Turgeon.
The Knee Volume 27, Issue 5, October 2020, Pages 1343-1348

Midterm Results of a Contemporary, Porous-Coated Acetabular System in Patients Undergoing Primary Total Hip Replacement for Degenerative Hip Disease: A Prospective, Multicenter Study Ian R Wilson, Thomas R Turgeon, Trevor C Gascoyne, Craig J Della Valle, Richard W McCalden. J Arthroplasty. 2020 Jul;35(7):1862-1867.


In vivo wear measurement in a modern total knee arthroplasty with model-based radiostereometric analysis. Gascoyne T, Parashin S, Teeter M, Bohm E, Laende E, Dunbar M, Turgeon T.  Bone Joint J. 2019 Nov;101-B(11):1348-1355.

Mid-term progressive loosening of hydroxyapatite-coated femoral stems paired with a metal-on-metal bearing.Gascoyne T, Flynn B, Turgeon T, Burnell C.  J Orthop Surg Res. 2019 Jul19;14(1):225.


Retrieval Analysis of Large-Head Modular Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements of a Single Design. Gascoyne TC, Turgeon TR, Burnell CD.  J Arthroplasty. 2018 Jun;33(6):1945-1952.

Gascoyne TC, Lanting BA, Derksen KJ, Teeter MG, Turgeon TR. Damage Assessment of Retrieved Birmingham Monoblock Cups: Is Conversion to Dual-Mobility Head a Viable Revision Option? J Arthroplasty. 2018 Apr;33(4):1242-1246.

The assessment of the stability of the tibial component of a novel knee arthroplasty system using radiostereometric analysis. Turgeon TR, Gascoyne TC, Laende EK, Dunbar MJ, Bohm ER, Richardson CG. Bone Joint J. 2018 Dec;100-B(12):1579-1584.

Clinical and radiographic outcomes of a hybrid fixation revision total knee arthroplasty system at short to mid-term follow-up. Stockwell KD, Malleck S, Gascoyne TC, Turgeon TR.
Knee. 2018 Dec 12. pii: S0968-0160(18)30472-1.

Damage Assessment of Retrieved Birmingham Monoblock Cups: Is Conversion to Dual-Mobility Head a Viable Revision Option? Gascoyne T, Lanting B, Derksen K, Teeter M, Turgeon T.
J or Arthoplasty. 2018 April;33(4):1242-1246.


Kinematic behavior of a customized surface-guided knee implant during simulated knee-bending. Pejhan S, Bohm E, Brandt JM, Gascoyne T, Wyss U.  2017. Med Eng Phys. 2017 Jul 6. pii: S1350-4533(17) 30157-1.

Radiostereometric analysis of keeled versus pegged glenoid components in total shoulder arthroplasty: a randomized feasibility study Gascoyne T, McRae S, Parashin S, Leiter J, Petrak M, Bohm E, MacDonald P. Can J Surg. 2017 Aug;60(4):273-279.


Design and virtual evaluation of a customized surface-guided knee implant. Pejhan S, Bohm ER, Brandt J-M, Wyss UP.  2016. Proc Inst Mech Eng, Part H. Oct;230(10):949-61.

Failure analysis of a polyurethane acetabular buffer. Biant L, Gascoyne TC, Bohm ER, White T.  2016. Proc Inst Mech Eng, Part H. Mar;230(3):251-6.

In vivo fracture of a reverse total shoulder replacement humeral tray: A case report
MacDonald P, Petrak M, Gascoyne T, Bohm E. J Engineering in Medicine. 2016 Oct;230(12):1141-1147.

Retrieval analysis of a failed TriboFit polycarbonate urethane acetabular buffer
Biant L, Gascoyne T, Bohm E, Moran M. J Engineering in Medicine. 2016 Feb;230(3):251-256.

In Vivo Wear Performance of Cobalt-Chromium Versus Oxidized Zirconium Femoral Total Knee Replacements
Gascoyne T, Teeter M, Guenther L, Burnell C, Bohm E, Naudie D.
J of Arthroplasty. 2016 Jan;31(1):137-141.


The biochemical characteristics of wear testing lubricants affect polyethylene wear in orthopaedic pin-on-disc testing. Guenther LE, Turgeon TR, Bohm ER, Brandt JM.  2015 Proc Inst Mech Eng H Jan;229(1):77-90.

Stem-Sleeve Junction Failure of a Modular Femoral Hip System: a Retrieval Analysis
Waly F, Abduljabbar F, Gascoyne T, Turgeon T, Huk O.
HSS Journal. 2015 Oct;11(3):285-290.


An Energy dissipation and cross shear time dependent computational wear model for this analysis of polyethylene wear in total knee replacements. O’Brien S, Bohm ER, Petrak MJ, Wyss UP, Brandt JM.  2014. J Biomech Mar 21;47(5):1127-33.

Biochemical analyses of human osteoarthritic and periprosthetic synovial fluid. Guenther LE, Pyle BW, Turgeon TR, Bohm ER, Wyss UP, Schmidt TA, Brandt JM.  2014. Proc Inst Mech Eng, Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine Feb;228(2):127-39.

The effects of patient positioning on the precision of model-based radiostereometric analysis. Gascoyne TC, Morrison JB, Turgeon TR.  2014. J Biomech Jun 3;47(8):1914-7.

Corrosion on the acetabular liner taper from retrieved modular metal-on-metal total hip replacements. Gascoyne TC, Dyrkacz RM, Turgeon TR, Burnell CD, Wyss UP, Brandt JM.  2014. J Arthroplasty Oct;29(10):2049-52.

Wear testing of crosslinked polyethylene: Wear rate variability and microbial contamination. Brandt JM, Vecherya A, Guenther LE, Koval SF, Petrak MJ, Bohm ER, Wyss UP. 

2014. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater Jun;34:208-16.

Wear of a sequentially annealed polyethylene acetabular liner Gascoyne T, Petrak M, Turgeon T, Bohm E. Acta Ortho. 2014 Aug;85(5):470-473.


The Influence of Head Size on Corrosion and Fretting  Behaviour at the Head-Neck Interface of Artificial Hip Joints. Dyrkacz RM, Brandt JM, Ojo OA, Turgeon TR, Wyss UP.  2013. J Arthroplasty Jun;28(6):1036-40.

Computational Development of a Polyethylene wear model for the articular and backside surfaces in modular total knee replacements. O’Brien S, Luo Y, Wu C, Petrak MJ, Bohm ER, Brandt JM.  2013 Trib Intl Mar;59:284-291.

Longer Lasting Artificial Joint Designs with Higher Patient Satisfaction. Wyss U, Bohm ER, Brandt J-M.  2013. Fall (102):39-40.

Performance assessment of femoral knee components made from cobalt-chromium alloy and oxidized zirconium. Brandt JM, Guenther L, O’Brien S, Vecherya A, Turgeon TR, Bohm ER.  Knee. 2013 Apr 11.

The influence of head size on corrosion and fretting behaviour at the head-neck interface of artificial hip joints. Dyrkacz RM, Brandt JM, Ojo OA, Turgeon TR, Wyss UP.  J Arthroplasty. 2013 Jun;28(6):1036-40.

Abrasive wear and metallosis associated with cross-linked polyethylene in total hip arthroplasty O’Brien, S., Burnell, C., Hedden, D., Brandt, J.-M.;   J Arthroplasty. 2013 Jan;28(1):197.

Clinical failure analysis of contemporary ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacements Brandt JM, Gascoyne TC, Guenther LE, Allen A, Hedden DR, Turgeon TR, Bohm ER. Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2013 Aug;227(8):833-46. Recipient of the Heinz-Mittelmeier Research Award (2013)

Fatal cardiomyopathy after revision total hip replacement for fracture of a ceramic liner Zywiel MG, Brandt JM, Overgaard CB, Cheung AC, Turgeon TR, Syed KA. Bone Joint J. 2013 Jan;95-B(1):31-7.


Measurements of surface and subsurface damage in retrieved polyethylene tibial inserts of a contemporary design. Teeter MG, Brandt JM, Naudie DD, Bohm ER, McCalden RW, Holdsworth DW.  J Long Term Eff Med Implants.  2012;22(1):21-31.

Retrieval analysis of modular total knee replacements: factors influencing backside surface damage. Brandt JM, MacDonald SJ, Bourne RB, Medley JB.  Knee. 2012 Aug;19(4):306-15.

Prediction of backside micromotion in total knee replacements by finite element simulation. O’Brien S, Luo Y, Wu C, Petrak M, Bohm E, Brandt JM.  Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2012 Mar;226(3):235-45.

Calf serum constituent fractions influence polyethylene wear and microbial growth in knee simulator testing. Brandt JM, Charron K, Zhao L, MacDonald SJ, Medley JB.  Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2012 Jun;226(6):427-40.

The effect of adding tobramycin to Simplex P cement on femoral stem micromotion as measured by radiostereometric analysis Bohm E, Petrak M, Gascoyne T, Turgeon T.
Acta Ortho. 2012 Jan;83(2):115-120.

Dislocation in revision THA: do large heads (36 and 40 mm) result in reduced dislocation rates in a randomized clinical trial? Garbuz DS, Masri BA, Duncan CP, Greidanus NV, Bohm ER, Petrak MJ, Della Valle CJ, Gross AE. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Feb;470(2):351-6. Recipient of the Frank Stinchfield Award

Prediction of backside micromotion in total knee replacements by finite element simulation

O’Brien S, Luo Y, Wu C, Petrak M, Bohm E, Brandt JM. Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2012 Mar;226(3):235-45.


Accuracy of single–plane fluoroscopy in determining relative position and orientation of total knee replacement components. Acker, S.M., Li, R., Murray, H., St. John, P., Banks, S.A., Mu, S., Wyss, U.P., Deluzio, K.J. 2011.  J of Biomechanics, 4:784-787.

Posterior condyle surface damage on retrieved femoral knee components. Burnell, C., Brandt, J.-M., Petrak, M.J., Bourne, R.B.;  Journal of Arthroplasty. 2011 Dec;26(8):1460-7.

Analysis of wear patterns in retrieved polyethylene tibial inserts using micro-computed tomography. Teeter, M., Brandt, J.-M., Naudie, D., Bohm, E.R., McCalden, R.W., Holdsworth, D.;  Journal of Arthroplasty (submitted 2011).

Commissioning of a displacement-controlled knee wear simulator and exploration of some issues related to the lubricant. Brandt JM, Charron KD, Zhao L, MacDonald SJ, Medley JB.  Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2011 Aug;225(8):736-52.

Mass gain behaviour of tibial polyethylene inserts during soak testing.Brandt JM, Charron KD, MacDonald SJ, Medley JB.  Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2011 Mar;225(3):324-31.

In vitro quantification of wear in tibial inserts using microcomputed tomography. Teeter MG, Naudie DD, McErlain DD, Brandt JM, Yuan X, Macdonald SJ, Holdsworth DW.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jan;469(1):107-12.

Delamination wear on two retrieved polyethylene inserts after gamma sterilization in nitrogen. Brandt JM, Medley JB, MacDonald SJ, Bourne RB.  Knee. 2011 Mar;18(2):125-9.

Posterior surface damage on retrieved femoral knee components

Burnell CD, Brandt JM, Petrak MJ, Bourne RB
J Arthroplasty. 2011 Dec;26(8):1460-7.

A multiple-bundle model to characterize the mechanical behavior of the cruciate ligaments. Amiri, S., Cooke, T.D.V., Wyss, U.P. 2011.  The Knee, 18:34-41.


Knee Kinematics of High-Flexion Activities of Daily Living Performed by Male Muslims in the Middle East. Acker, S., Cockburn, R.A., Krevolin, J., Li, R.M., Tarabichi, S., Wyss, U.P. 2010.  J of Arthroplasty, 26:319-327.

Biochemical comparisons of osteoarthritic human synovial fluid with calf sera used in knee simulator wear testing. Brandt JM, Brière LK, Marr J, MacDonald SJ, Bourne RB, Medley JB.  J Biomed Mater Res A. 2010 Sep  1;94(3):961-71.


Hip stem fatigue test prediction Ploeg, H., Buergi, M., Wyss, U. 2009. . International Journal of Fatigue, 31 (5):985-905.


Tibiofemoral joint contact forces and knee kinematics during squatting. Smith, S.M., Cockburn, R.A., Hemmerich, A., Li, R.M., Wyss, U.P. 2008.  Gait and Posture, 27:376-386.


Mechanics of the passive knee joint: Part II: Interaction between the ligaments and the articular surfaces in guiding the motion. Amiri, S., Cooke, T.D.V., Kim IY., Wyss, U.P. 2007.  J Engineering in Medicine, 221(8):821-832.

Failure Analysis of a Ceramic Bearing Acetabular Component.Poggie RA, Turgeon TR, and Coutts RD:  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007;89:367-375.


The CDIO-based survey as a useful tool in the monitoring and evolution of the curriculum in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s University, Canada. Wyss, U.P., Bryant, J.T., Kubrick, N., Mechefske, C., Oosthuizen, P.H., Strong, D., Surgenor, B.W. 2006.  World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 5:255-258.

 Mechanics of the passive knee joint. Part1: the role of the tibial articular surfaces in guiding the passive motion.Amiri, S., Cooke, D., Kim, IY., Wyss, U. 2006.  J. Engineering in Medicine, 220(8):813-822.

Hip, knee, and ankle kinematics of high range of motion activities of daily living. Hemmerich, A., Brown, H., Smith, S., Marthandam, S.S.K. 2006. Wyss, U.P.  JOR 770-781.


Impact Loading of Articular Cartilage Transplantation of Osteochondral Autografts. Whiteside, R.A., Jakob, R.P., Wyss, U.P., Mainil-Varlet, P. 2005.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (B), 87(9): 1285-1291.

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