The Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design
and Engineering
Journal Publications
  1. M.E. Baratz, J. Des Jardins, D.D. Anderson, J.E. Imbriglia, Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: The Effect of Fracture Displacement on Contact Stresses in a Cadaver Model. Journal of Hand Surgery,21A(2):Volume 3, 1996.
  2. J.J. McElroy, E.A. Morgan, J.D. DesJardins, D.D. Anderson, R.N. Steensen, The Effect of Intercondylar Notchplasty on the Patellofemoral Articulation. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume 24, Number 6, 1996.
  3. Siddiqi N, Gazzani F, Des Jardins J, Chao EY., The use of a robotic device for gait training and rehabilitation, Stud Health Technol Inform. Volume 39, pp. 440-9, 1997.
  4. B.A. MacWilliams, J. DesJardins, D.R. Wilson, J. Romero, E.Y.S. Chao, A Repeatable Alignment Method and Local Coordinate Description For Knee Joint Testing and Kinematic Measurement. Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 31, Number 10, pp. 946-950, 1998.
  5. Klimkiewicz JJ, Williams GR, Sher JS, Karduna A, Des Jardins J, Iannotti JP, The acromioclavicular capsule as a restraint to posterior translation of the clavicle: A biomechanical analysis. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery,    Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 119-124, 1999.   
  6. J.J. Elias, J.D. DesJardins, A.F. Faust, S.A. Lietman, E.Y.S. Chao, Size and Position of a Single Condyle Allograft Influences Knee Kinematics. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1999.
  7. B.A. MacWilliams, D.R. Wilson, J.D. DesJardins, J. Romero, E.Y.S. Chao, Hamstrings Cocontraction Reduces Internal Rotation, Anterior Translation, and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Load in Weightbearing Flexion. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 817-22, 1999.
  8. J.D. Des Jardins, H. Haider, P.S. Walker, The use of a force-controlled dynamic knee simulator to quantify the mechanical performance of total knee replacement designs during functional activity. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 33/10, pp. 1231-1242, 2000.
  9. L.C. Benson, J.D. DesJardins, T. Pace, M. LaBerge, Effects of In Vitro Wear of Machined and Molded UHMWPE Tibial Inserts on TKR Kinematics.  Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (Applied Biomaterials), Vol. 58, No. 5, pp. 496-504, 2001.
  10. L.C. Benson, J.D. DesJardins, M.K. Harman, M. LaBerge Effect of Stair Descent Loading on Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene Wear in a Force-controlled Knee Simulator.  Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Part [H], 216(6): pp.409-18, 2002.
  11. M.R. Gevaert, M. LaBerge, J.M. Gordon, J.D. DesJardins , The Quantification of Physiologically Relevant Cross Shear Wear Phenomena on Orthopaedic Bearing Materials Using a Novel Wear Testing Machine, Journal of Tribology, Vol. 127, No. 4, pp. 740-749, 2005.
  12. A. Aurora, J.D. DesJardins, P.F. Joseph, M. LaBerge, Effect of Lubricant Composition on the Fatigue Properties of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) For Total Knee Replacement, Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Part [H], 220(4): pp. 541-51, 2006.
  13. J.D. DesJardins, A. Aurora, S.L. Tanner, T.B. Pace, D. M. LaBerge, Development of a clinically relevant TKR simulator lubricant, Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Part [H], 220(5), pp. 609-623, 2006.
  14. L.M. Gustafson, J.D. DesJardins, L.C. Benson, M. LaBerge, Quantification of Dynamic Tibiofemoral Contact in a Total Knee Replacement During Simulated Daily Activity. MUSC Orthopaedic Journal, Vol. 9, pp. 12-19, 2006.
  15. H. Haider, P.S. Walker, J.D. DesJardins, G.W. Blunn, Effects of Pateint and Surgical Alignment Variables on Kinematics in TKR Simulation Under Force-Control. Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 3, No. 10, pp. 1-14, Nov/Dec 2006.
  16. J.D. DesJardins, A New Spirit of Collaboration: The Clemson University – Medical University of South Carolina Connection. Invited Editorial in the MUSC Orthopaedic Journal, Vol. 10, pp. 5-7, June 2007.
  17. T.C. Wind, W.R. Barfield, T.R. Barco, J.D. DesJardins, J.A. Glaser, Intralaminar Screw Positioning, Placement and Pull-Out Force in the Second Cervical (C2)Vertebral Body. MUSC Orthopaedic Journal, Vol. 10, pp. 27-32, June 2007.
  18. M.S. Lepine, W.R. Barfield, J.D. DesJardins, L.A. Hartsock, Biomechanical Assessment of Fixation Methods for Repair of Pauwel’s Type III Femoral Neck Fractures at Measured Fracture Moments. MUSC Orthopaedic Journal, Vol. 10, pp. 57-64, June 2007.
  19. J.D. DesJardins, S.A. Banks, T. Pace, M. LaBerge, A Direct Comparison of Patient and Simulator Total Knee Replacement Kinematics. Journal of Biomechanics Vol. 40, Issue 15, pp. 3458–3466, 2007.
  20. J.D. DesJardins, B. Burnikell, M. LaBerge, UHMWPE Wear Performance Against Roughened Oxidized Zirconium and CoCr Femoral Knee Components, Wear, Vol. 264, Issue 3-4, pp.245-256, 2008.
  21. S.R. Shaha, J.D. DesJardins, R.W. Blob, Antler stiffness in caribou (Rangifer tarandus): testing variation in bone material properties between males and female, Zoology, Volume 111, pp. 476–482, 2008.
  22. M.K. Harman, J.D. DesJardins, L.C. Benson, S.A. Banks, M. LaBerge, W.A. Hodge, Comparison of polyethylene tibial insert damage from in vivo function and in vitro wear simulation, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Volume Apr-27, Issue 4, pp.540-548, 2008.
  23. C. Marquez-Barrientosa, S.A. Banks, J.D. DesJardins and B.J. Fregly, Increased Conformity Offers Diminishing Returns for Reducing Total Knee Replacement Wear, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, J Biomech Eng. Volume 132, Issue 2, pp. 021007, 2010.
  24. Spinelli, M., Affatato S., Harman, M., DesJardins, J.D., Bi-Unicondylar Knee Prosthesis Functional Assessment Utilizing Force-Control Wear Testing, Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Part [H], Volume 224, No.7, pp. 813-821, 2010.
  25. M.S. Lepine, W.R. Barfield, J.D. DesJardins, L.A. Hartsock, The Effect of Moment Arm Length on High Angled Femoral Neck Fractures (Pauwels’ III). Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Volume 3, pp 448-453, 2010.
  26. Vaidya, S., E. Alvarez, J. Vinciguerra, D.A. Bruce, DesJardins, J.D., Reduction of Total Knee Replacement Wear with Vitamin E blended highly cross l
  27. inked UHMWPE. Journal of Engineering in Medicine, In Press May 2010.
  28. M. Wabler, E. Alvarez, J.D. DesJardins, Exploration, Development, and Implementation of the Retrieval of Explants Program in Orthopaedics (REPO). Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition, Paper #AC 2010-1700, June 20-23, 2010, Louisville, KY.
  29. R. Hutchison, J.D. DesJardins, L. Benson. The use of situated cognition and constructivist Theories to Teach Movement Science in Biomechanics. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition, Paper #AC 2010-1621, June 20-23, 2010, Louisville, KY.
  30. S. Bielby, T. Warrick, D. Benson, R. Brooks, E. Skewes, E. Alvarez, J.D. DesJardins. The Effect of Cut-Line Location on the 3D Rotational Stiffness of an Ankle Foot Orthosis.Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics: October 2010 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - pp 204-210.
Conference Proceedings

Southeast Biomedical Engineering Career Conference (SEBECC)
Clemson, South Carolina, October 29, 2010

  1. The Effects of Proton Radiation on UHMWPE Material Properties for Total Joint Replacements
    Presenters: Eric Lucas and Chad Cummings
  2. Assessment of a Novel Damage Scoring Methodology for Total Knee Replacement Retrieval Analysis
    Presenters: Estefania Alvarez, Marci Elpers, Hiliary Cash, Michelle Warbler
  3. Assessment of Horse-Rider Kinematic Variables During Hippotherapy
    Presenters: Meredith Cole
  4. Assessment of Femoral/Tibial Bearing Laxity in Total Knee Replacements Using a Robotic Manipulator
    Presenters: Tim Warrick, Roy Rusly
  5. Knee Testing Rig Design for Investigating the Kinematics and Kinetics of Knee Specimens
    Presenters: Roy Rusly
  6. Comparative Analysis Retrieved Femoral Components Surface Scratching in the NexGen PS Design
    Presenters: Marci Elpers, Estefania Alvarez, Hiliary Cash
  7. Dislocation Biomechanics of Constrained Acetabular Liners for Total Hip Arthroplasty
    Presenters: Kara Rusaw
  8. Effect of ASTM F-2003 Accelerated Aging of UHMWPE on Specimen Weight Change
    Presenters: Cam Golightly, Elizabeth Sloan
  9. Assessment of Customer Needs and Engineering Requirements for the Design of a Novel Combat Tourniquet
    Presenters: Laura Gorrell, Desiree A. Haywood,  Matthew D. Hope, Patrick Ovington, Katelyn Rye, James Webster
  10. Shear-Plane Kinematics in Unicondylar Knee Replacements with Change to Simulated Soft-Tissue Constraint
    Presenters: Jonathan Matheny, Brendan Roach
  11. Effect of Radiation on Articular Cartilage Biomechanics
    Presenters: Shea Bielby, Alex Lindburg
  12. Assessment of LSVT BIG as an Effective Treatment for Motor Defecits in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
    Presenters: Brendan Roach, Justin McKee

Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting
Austin, Texas, October 6-9, 2010

  1. Comparative Analysis of Retrieved Genesis II UHMWPE Articulating Against OxZr vs. CoCr Femoral Components
    Presenters: Hiliary Cash, Estefania Alvarez, Marci Elpers
  2. Comparative Analysis Retrieved Femoral Components Surface Scratching in the NexGen PS Design
    Presenters: Hiliary Cash, Estefania Alvarez, Marci Elpers
  3. Shear-Plane Kinematics in Unicondylar Knee Replacements with Change to Simulated Soft-Tissue Constraint
    Presenters: Jonathan Matheny, Brendan Roach
  4. Quantification of Maximum Neck Range of Motion in the Assessment of Peripheral Vision
    Presenters: Brendan Roach, Justin McKee
  5. Damage Scoring and Surface Roughness Analysis to Assess Oxinium and Standard CoCr Femoral Component Scratching in Total Knee Replacements
    Presenters: Estefania Alvarez, Marci Elpers, Hiliary Cash
  6. Quantitative Analysis of an AFO Trimline Measurement Technique
    Presenters: Tim Warrick, Shea Bielby
  7. Assessment of a Novel Damage Scoring Methodology for Total Knee Replacement Retrieval Analysis
    Presenters: Estefania Alvarez, Marci Elpers, Hiliary Cash
  8. Analysis and Damage Characterization of PS Total Knee Joint Replacement Posts
    Presenters: Elizabeth Sloan, Estefania Alvarez, Marci Elpers, Hiliary Cash

The Effects of Proton Radiation on UHMWPE Material Properties for Total Joint Replacements, Proceedings 2nd Annual South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, Palmetto Academy Research Symposium, Podium Presentation #5, August 9-10, 2010, Clemson, SC.
Presenters: Eric Lucas and Chad Cummings