Department of Biomechanics

Daniel Sturnick, MS

Daniel Sturnick joined the Department of Biomechanics as a Research Engineer in February 2015. His main areas of research at HSS include the investigation of foot and ankle joint mechanics, and how different pathologies or surgical interventions affect function.  Currently, Dan and the Foot and Ankle Research group are utilizing a recently developed robotic gait simulator to identify which surgical techniques are best suited for treating end-stage arthritis in the hind foot. During his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Vermont, Dan similarly studied joint mechanics in the knee, where he investigated to role of anatomic feature which predispose certain individuals to traumatic knee injury. Dan graduated in 2013 with a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Selected Publications

Sturnick DR, Vacek PM, Beynnon BD, et al. (2015) Combined anatomical factors predicting risk of ACL injury for males and females. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 43(4):839-47

Argentieri EC, Sturnick DR, Beynnon BD, et al. (2014) Changes to the articular cartilage thickness profile of the tibia following anterior cruciate ligament injury. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 22(10):1453-60.

Sturnick DR, Van Gorder R, Beynnon BD, et al. (2014) Tibial articular cartilage and meniscus geometries combine to influence female risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 32(11):1487-94.

Sturnick DR, Argentieri EC, Beynnon BD, et al. (2014) A decreased volume of the medial tibial spine is associated with an increased risk of suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury for males but not females. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 32(11):1451-57.


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