Orthopaedics Biomechanics Research Laboratory

William C. Hutton, DSc.
Director, Orthopaedics Biomechanics Research  Laboratory

Dr Hutton’s laboratory deals with : 1) the testing of instrumentation and prosthetics for implant; 2) basic research on the biomechanics of human joints; 3) stabilization of the spine; 4) scoliosis. Current projects include perfecting surgical procedures for fractures in the hand, in the spine, in the knee, and in the ankle. The laboratory has given special attention to the study of the intervertebral disc and methods of retarding disc degeneration and disc failure.  

Recent publications

Microendoscopic Lateral Decompression for Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis: A Biomechanical Study. Enyo Y, Yamada H, Hoon Kim J, Yoshida M, Hutton WC.  J Spinal Disord Tech. 2013 Apr 3.

ISSLS Prize Winner: The Effect of Link Protein Peptide (LPP) on Human Intervertebral Disc Cells. Wang Z, Hutton WC, Yoon ST. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Jan 30. .

A biomechanical study of two different pedicle screw methods for fixation in osteoporotic and nonosteoporotic vertebrae. Higashino K, Kim JH, Horton WC, Hutton WC. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2012 Winter;21(4):198-203.

Lateral femoral cortical breach during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a biomechanical analysis. Hammond KE, Dierckman BD, Potini VC, Xerogeanes JW, Labib SA, Hutton WC. Arthroscopy. 2012 Mar;28(3):365-71.