Program Director/Department Chair: Stephen Albanese, MD
Radioprotectant strategies: pediatric growth plate. Treatment of Fractures in Pathology Bone, Reconstructive Alternatives: Limb-Sparing Sarcoma Surgery, Genetics of Pagetoid Osteosarcoma
Micro-mechanics of implant interfaces; damage evolution of joint replacements and biomaterials; in vivo models of tumor osteolysis and prediction of fracture risk; general orthopedic biomechanics.
Radiation damage to bone and progenitor cells; mechanical regulation of bone cell behavior; osteoclast lineage cells; orthopedic tissue engineering.
Clinical and experimental spine biomechanics; Motion analysis and functional assessment
Biomechanical studies of the wrist joint and distal radioulnar joint, analyzing the function of various ligaments in the wrist in order to develop new surgical procedures aimed at eliminating instability problems in the wrist.
Electromagnetic and mechanical regulation of bone physiology;
Bone density and osteoporosis;
Skeletal irradiation effects;
Experimental biomechanics of the upper and lower extremities as related to the function of normal, diseased and surgically repaired soft tissues and joints.