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 Expert  717187

Expert in Skeletal Biomechanics, Design and Evaluation of Orthopaedic Implants, Artificial Joints, etc.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert's research interest centers on the biomechanics of bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. This includes studying the causes of fracture of bone and the mechanics of fracture healing. Other areas of orthopaedic biomechanics include the design, development, and evaluation of the clinical performance of devices for stabilization of bone fractures; the design evaluation, and clinical performance of artificial joints, the biocompatibility, wear, and degradation of materials for artificial human joints, including polymers, metals, and ceramics, and the effects of wear particles on the surrounding bone and soft tissue.
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biomechanics

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orthopedic biomechanics

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orthopedic implant


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  and San Bernardino, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Medical Device Manufacturing & Biocompatible Material:...
Medical Device Quick Prototyping/ CAD Design/ Concepting
Expert Witness Services, Product Development, product...
Commercialization of Scientific Devices, Inventions,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1988   PhD   Mechanical Engineering   University of Southern California  
1973   MS   Mechanical Engineering   University of California - Los Angeles  
1970   BS   Mechanical Engineering   University of California - Los Angeles   Cum Laude
1969   AA   Engineering   El Camino College   Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1980 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

UCLA & Expert's Firm Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

VP Research & Professor

 

He is Director of the J. Vernon Luck Center for Orthopaedic Research, which employs about 15 faculty and staff involved in many areas of musculoskeletal biomechanics and design and evaluation of orthopaedic implants, particularly artificial joints.

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1989 to 1995

 


 


 


 


1979 to 1993

 


 


 


 


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1982 to 1989

 


 


 


 


1980 to 1982

 


 


 


 


1979 to 1980

 


 


 


 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Hip Society, Orthopaedic Research Society, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Orthopaedic Research Society, Society for Biomaterials, ASME, ASTM

Professional Appointments

Editorial boards of Biomaterials, J. of Arthroplasty, J. Biomedical Materials Research, J. Bone and Joint Surgery

Awards/Recognition

John Charnley Award from the Hip Society (1994, 2000, 2006), Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1998)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Has patented and licensed several types of highly wear resistant polyethylene for use in hip and knee replacements - has involved patent writing and prosecution, negotiation and writing of license agreements, etc.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Biomaterials  
 - Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research  
 - Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma  
 - Journal of Orthopaedic Research  
 - Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1999 to 2007   Veterans Administration   Research grant reviewer   He served as a grant reviewer on the Department of Veterans Affairs Scientific Merit Review Board for Rehabilitation Research and Development Service

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Consumer product Expert needed to consult regarding the efficacy of a new product idea.
  • Expert in orthopedic devices for consulting to sell intellectual property patent.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Has acted as an expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving failed orthopaedic implants.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Has patented and licensed several types of highly wear resistant polyethylene for use in hip and knee replacements - has involved patent writing and prosecution, negotiation and writing of license agreements, etc.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Many courses on the tribology of artificial joints (see curriculum vitae). Has presented about 265 invited seminars on orthopaedic implant materials and design internationally.


 

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