A selection of recent peer reviewed publications by members of the group is given below:
Aghayan S, Shepherd DET, Davis ET (2013). A biomechanical study of the Birmingham Mid Head Resection arthroplasty: effect of stem size on femoral neck fracture. Journal of Engineering in Medicine 227: 911 - 916.
Espino DM, Shepherd DET & Hukins DWL (2013). A simple method for contact modelling in an arbitrary frame of reference within multi-physics software. Journal of Mechanics 29: N9-N14.
Espino DM, Shepherd DET & Hukins DWL (2013). Development of a transient large strain contact method for biological heart valve simulations. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 16: 413-424.
Ghosh S, Bowen J, Jiang K, Espino DM & Shepherd DET (2013). Investigation of techniques for the measurement of articular cartilage surface roughness. Micron 44: 179–184.
Moghadas P, Mahomed A, Hukins DWL & Shepherd DET (2013). Effect of lubricants on friction in laboratory tests of a total disc replacement device. Journal of Engineering in Medicine 227: 988-993.
Moghadas P, Mahomed A, Hukins DWL & Shepherd DET (2013). Wear in metal-on-metal total disc arthroplasty. Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 227: 356–361.
Parekh J, Shepherd DET, Hukins DWL Hingley C & Maffulli N (2013). In vitro investigation of friction at the interface between bone and a surgical instrument. Journal of Engineering in Medicine 227: 712–718.
Patel PSD, Hukins DWL, Shepherd DET (2013). The effect of “toggling” on the pullout strength of bone screws in normal and osteoporotic bone models. The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal 7: 35-39.
Xin H, Shepherd DET & Dearn KD (2013). A tribological assessment of a PEEK based self-mating total cervical disc replacement. Wear. 303: 473-479.
Xin H, Shepherd DET & Dearn KD (2013). Strength of polyether-ether-ketone: effects of sterilisation and thermal ageing. Polymer Testing 32: 1001-1005.
Al-Atabi M, Espino DM, Hukins DWL, Buchan KG (2012). Biomechanical assessment of surgical repair of the mitral valve. Journal of Engineering in Medicine 226: 275-287.
Aslani FJ, Hukins DWL & Shepherd DET (2012). Applicability of sheep and pig models for the cancellous bone in human vertebral bodies. Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 226: 76-78.
Aslani FJ, Hukins DWL, Shepherd DET, Parry JJ, Fennell AJ & Lambell S (2012). Design of a surgical instrument for removing bone to provide screw access to a spinal fusion cage. Journal of Engineering in Medicine 226: 41-48.
Fick JM, Espino DM (2012). Articular cartilage surface failure: an investigation of the rupture rate and morphology in relation to tissue health and hydration. Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 226: 389-96.
Lester LE, Bevins JW, Hughes C, Rai A, Whalley H, Arafa M, Shepherd DET & Hukins DWL (2012). Range of motion of the metacarpophalangeal joint in rheumatoid patients, with and without a flexible joint replacement prosthesis, compared with normal subjects. Clinical Biomechanics 27: 449–452.
Mahomed A, Moghadas P, Shepherd DET, Hukins DWL, Roome A & Johnson S (2012). Effect of axial load on the flexural properties of an elastomeric total disc replacement. Spine 37: E908-E912.
Moghadas P, Shepherd DET, Hukins DWL & Mahomed A (2012). Polymer-on-metal or metal-on-polymer total disc arthroplasty: does it make a difference? Spine 37: 1834-1838.
Moghadas P, Mahomed A, Hukins DWL & Shepherd DET (2012). Friction in metal-on-metal total disc arthroplasty: effect of ball radius. Journal of Biomechanics 45: 504-509.
Xin H, Shepherd DET & Dearn KD (2012). PEEK (Polyether-ether-ketone) based cervical total disc arthroplasty: contact stress and lubrication analysis. Open Biomedical Engineering Journal 6: 73-79.
Aslani FJ, Hukins DWL & Shepherd DET (2011). Effect of side holes in cervical fusion cages: a finite element analysis study. Journal of Engineering in Medicine 225 986-992.
Bohari, SPM, Hukins, DWL & Grover, LM (2011). Effect of calcium alginate concentration on viability and proliferation of encapsulated fibroblasts. Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering 21: 159-170.
Fick JM, Espino DM (2011). Articular cartilage surface rupture during compression: investigating the effects of tissue hydration in relation to matrix health. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 4:1311-1317.
Gadd MJ & Shepherd DET (2011). Viscoelastic properties of the intervertebral disc and the effect of nucleus pulposus removal. Journal of Engineering in Medicine 225: 335-341.
Millard L, Espino DM, Shepherd DET, Hukins DWL & Buchan KG (2011). Mechanical properties of chordae tendineae of the mitral heart valve: Young’s modulus, structural stiffness and effects of aging. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology 11: 221–230.
Muhammad HB, Oddo CM, Beccai L, Recchiuto C, Anthony CJ, Adams MJ, Carrozza MC, Hukins DWL & Ward MCL (2011). Development of a bioinspired MEMS based capacitive tactile sensor for a robotic finger. Sensors and Actuators A-Physical 165: 221-229
Öhman C, Espino DM, Heinmann T, Baleani M, Delingette H, Viceconti M (2011). Subject-specific knee joint model: Design of an experiment to validate a multi-body finite element model. Visual Computer 27:153-159.
Patel PSD, Shepherd DET, Hukins DWL, Aspinwall EM, Fennell AJ & Trotman S (2011). Current practice of pedicle screw surgery in the UK and Ireland: a questionnaire study. The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal. 5, 90-97.
Goh KL, Meakin JR & Hukins, DWL (2010). Influence of fibre taper on the interfacial shear stress in fibre-reinforced composite materials during elastic stress transfer. Composite Interfaces 17: Pages: 75-81.
Karuppiah SV, Johnstone AJ & Shepherd DET (2010). How cross screw length influences the stiffness of intramedullary nail systems. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering 3: 35-38.
Lei D, Hukins DWL, Shepherd DET & Wardlaw D (2010). Silicone annulus for mechanically testing nucleus replacement implants for the lumbar intervertebral disc. International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics 2: 195–204.
Mahomed A, Hukins, DWL & Kukureka SN (2010). Swelling of medical grade silicones in liquids and calculation of their cross-link densities. Medical Engineering & Physics 32: 298-303.
Mahomed A, Hukins DWL, Kukureka SN & Shepherd DET (2010). Effect of accelerated aging on the viscoelastic properties of elast-eonTM: a polyurethane with soft poly(dimethylsiloxane) and poly(hexamethylene oxide) segments. Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications 30: 1298–1303.
Ng XW, Hukins, DWL & Goh, KL (2010). Influence of fibre taper on the work of fibre pull-out in short fibre composite fracture. Journal of Materials Science 45: 1086-1090.
Ostadi H, Jiang K & Hukins DWL (2010). A comparison of surface roughness analysis methods applied to urinary catheters. Precision Engineering-Journal of The International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology 34: 798-801.
Patel PSD, Shepherd DET & Hukins DWL (2010). The effect of screw insertion angle and thread type on the pullout strength of bone screws in normal and osteoporotic bone models. Medical Engineering & Physics 32: 822-828.