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Department of Biomechanics

Xiang Chen, MS

Xiang Chen joined the Department of Biomechanics as a Research Engineer in August 2014. Xiang graduated with a BS in Biological Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2009, and with an MS in Biomedical Engineering from the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University in 2014. His areas of research at Hospital for Special Surgery include shoulder biomechanics and stability. Xiang works closely with surgeons and peer scientists to investigate shoulder biomechanics with the goal of improving current surgical treatments for various debilitating diseases in shoulder, using musculoskeletal and finite element modeling to assess the biomechanical behavior of the shoulder.


Kim PH, Chen X, Hillstrom H, Ellis SJ, Baxter JR, Deland JT. Moberg Osteotomy Shifts Contact Pressure Plantarly in the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint in a Biomechanical Model. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Sep 18. pii: 1071100715603513.

Conference Presentations

Chen X., Kontaxis A., Choi D., Berhouet J., Wright T., Dines D., Craig E., Warren R., Gulotta L. Humeral Component Version In Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Affects Impingement In Activities Of Daily Living. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, March 5, 2016. (2016 Neer Award nomination)

Xiang Chen, Andreas Kontaxis, Daniel Choi, Lawrence Gulotta. Lateralization of the joint center of rotation in reverse shoulder arthroplasty increases glenoid component micro motions. Orthopaedic Research Society 2016 Annual Meeting, March 5 - 8, in Orlando, Florida.

X. Chen, G. R. DiResta, P. S. Walker, S. Rao. A Preliminary Investigation of the Biomechanical Effects of Osteoarthritis Variables in the Human First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Using a Finite Element Approach. 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, 2014.

Akhil Reddy, Xiang Chen, Andreas Kontaxis, Daniel Choi, Lawrence Gulotta. Bone quality variations in osteoarthritic B2 glenoids following eccentric reaming during total shoulder arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Research Society 2016 Annual Meeting and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Andreas Kontaxis, Julien Berhouet, Daniel Choi, Xiang Chen, Lawrence Gulotta. Pre-Operative Planning and Patient Specific Guides Can Improve Functional Outcomes in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Biomechanical Study. Orthopaedic Research Society 2016 Annual Meeting, March 5 - 8, in Orlando, Florida.

Michael Schwartz, Chelsea Koch, Michael Hendel, Xiang Chen, Andreas Kontaxis, Timothy Wright, Lawrence Gulotta. Backside Polyethylene Wear in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Research Society 2016 Annual Meeting, March 5 - 8, in Orlando, Florida.

Julien Berhouet, Lawrence Gulotta, Xiang Chen, Daniel Choi, Andreas Kontaxis. Accuracy Of Pre-operative Glenoid Correction In Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Comparison Of 3D-interactive and Traditional Methods. Orthopaedic Research Society 2015 Annual Meeting, March 24 - 28, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Xiang Chen, MS