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Research Projects

Learn about ongoing and completed research studies conducted by Inova Biomechanics Research Program


Current research projects

The Development of VKASS: A Virtual Knee Anatomy and Surgery System
Principle Investigator: Jim Chen
Co-investigators: Jihui Li, Mark Theiss, Craig Cheifetz
Funded by: Inova-GMU Research Grant
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Biomechanical Comparison of Two Fixation Techniques in Unstable Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures: Intramedullary Hip Screw vs. Proximal Femoral Locking Plate
Principle Investigator: Jihui Li
Co-investigators: Alireza Malekzadeh, Cary Schwartzbach, Jeff Schulman, Mark Theiss
Funded by: Synthes Inc.
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Combined Internal and Small Monolateral External Fixation Lapidus Arthrodesis: Finite Element Analysis and Biomechanical Study
Principle Investigator: David Pontell
Co-investigators: Jihui Li
Funded by: Inova Health System & Biomet Inc.
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A New Alignment Approach for Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Principle Investigator: Jihui Li
Co-investigators: Edward MacMahon, Mark Theiss
Funded by: Private
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Acoustic Emissions Testing for Occult Pediatric Fractures and Stress Fractures
Principle Investigator: Kathleen McHale
Co-investigators: Jihui Li, Mark Theiss, Samuel Hawken
Funded by: Inova Health System
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Patient Specific 3-D Medical Modeling Can Improve Preoperative Surgical Planning of Complex Spinal Orthopedic Cases
Principle Investigator: Faisal Siddiqui
Co-investigators: Jihui Li, Ali Moshirfar, Joseph White, Ronald Childs
Funded by: Inova Health System
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Using Acoustic Emission Technique to Diagnose the Spinal Osteoporosis and Estimate the Risk of Spinal Compression Fractures
Principle Investigator: Thomas Mazahery
Co-investigators: Ronald Childs, Mark Theiss, Jihui Li
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Completed research projects

Effect of Bone Quality on the Failure of Locked Plate Fixation of Proximal Humerus
Principle Investigator: Jihui Li
Co-investigators: Robert Hymes, Jeff Schulman, Mark Theiss
Funded by: Inova Faculty Research Grant and Smith & Nephew Inc.
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Mechanical Comparison of Different Types of Fixation of Ludloff Metatarsal Osteotomies: A Biomechanical Study
Principle Investigator: Steve Neufeld
Co-investigators: Jihui Li
Funded by: Merete Inc. and Synthes Inc.
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