Currently up to 30% of spinal fusion patients will need a revision surgery within 10 years of their first surgery. We are developing new computational models to advance spine surgery outcomes.
Soft tissue biomechanics. My group uses computational and experimental approaches to understand joint- and tissue-level mechanical behaviors of the soft tissues in the musculoskeletal system with aging and degeneration. Through CITRIS we have worked on developing functional patient-specific finger and hand prosthetics.