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Department of Biomechanics

Christina Esposito, PhD

Dr. Esposito is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Biomechanics at the Hospital for Special Surgery. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, and her PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. After completing her doctoral studies, she joined HSS as a postdoctoral fellow in 2013 and was promoted to Assistant Scientist in 2016. She specializes in implant retrieval analysis of joint replacements and periprosthetic tissue reactions to wear debris. Her long term goals are to evaluate the performance of hip and knee replacements, and apply this knowledge to improve devices and patient outcomes in the future. She is learning more about orthopedic biomechanics, under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Wright, and is working with surgeons to develop patient specific plans for hip and knee component placement, using new imaging and navigation technologies.


C.I. Esposito, B.P. Gladnick, Y. Lee, S. Lyman, T.M. Wright, D.J. Mayman, D.E. Padgett. Cup position alone does not predict risk of dislocation after hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].

C.I. Esposito, T.M. Wright, S.B. Goodman, D.J. Berry. What is the trouble with trunnions? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].

C.I. Esposito, F. Maclean, P. Campbell, W.L. Walter, W.K. Walter, F Bonar. Periprosthetic tissues from third generation alumina-on-alumina total hip replacements. Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 28, No. 5, 860-66, 2013.

C.I. Esposito, W.L. Walter, A. Roques, M.A. Tuke, B.A. Zicat, W.R. Walsh, W.K. Walter. Wear in alumina-on-alumina ceramic total hip replacements: a retrieval analysis of edge loading. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 94-B, No. 7, 901-7, 2012.

Christina Esposito, PhD

Tel: 646.714.6121