Department of Biomechanics

Marcella Elpers, BS

Marci joined the Department of Biomechanics at HSS as a research engineer in August 2011. Her main areas of research at HSS include managing the hospitalís implant retrieval program and arthroplasty related implant retrieval studies. During her undergraduate education at Clemson University, Marci worked in Dr. John DesJardinís lab where she gained experience with implant retrieval and orthopedic implants. Marci graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Bioengineering from Clemson in May 2011.


Heyse TJ, Elpers ME, Nawabi DH, Wright TM, Haas SB. Oxidized zirconium versus cobalt-chromium in TKA: profilometry of retrieved femoral components. Clin Orthop Relat Res. Vol. 472 (1): 277-283. 2014.

Nassif NA, Nawabi DH, Stoner K, Elpers M, Wright T, Padgett DE. Taper design affects failure of large-head metal-on-metal total hip replacements. Clin Orthop Relat Res. Vol. 472 (2): 564-571. 2014.

Nawabi DH, Nassif NA, Do HT, Stoner K, Elpers M, Su EP, Wright T, Potter HG, Padgett DE. What causes unexplained pain in patients with metal-on metal hip devices? A retrieval, histologic, and imaging analysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. Vol. 472 (2): 543-554. 2014.

Abdel MP, Heyse TJ, Elpers ME, Mayman DJ, Su EP, Pellicci PM, Wright TM, Padgett DE. Ceramic liner fractures presenting as squeaking after primary total hip arthroplasty. Journal Bone and Joint Surgery Am. Vol 96 (1): 27-31. 2014.

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