Department of Biomechanics

Thu Nguyen, BS

Thu Nguyen joined the Department of Biomechanics at HSS as a summer intern in June 2015 and continued working as a research consultant in August 2015. Her main areas of research include arthroplasty related implant retrieval studies, image processing, and managing the hospital’s implant retrieval program.

During her undergraduate education at Cornell University, Thu worked in Professor Christopher Hernandez’s lab where she gained experience in image processing for analysis of serial milled images to study bone formation. She also spent a summer studying tissue engineering as a treatment for early stage osteoarthritis with the Kappa Delta Orthopedics Internship. Thu graduated from Cornell University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering.

Recent Publications

Goff, MG, Lambers, FM, Nguyen, TM, Sung, J., Rimnac, CM, Hernandez, CJ. “Fatigue-induced microdamage in cancellous bone occurs distant from resorption cavities and trabecular surfaces” (2015) Bone 79: 8-14

­Cresswell, EN, Goff, MG, Nguyen, TM, Lee, W.X., Hernandez, CJ. “Spatial Relationships between Bone Formation and Mechanical Stress within Cancellous Bone” (2015) Journal of Biomechanics

ORS Abstracts

Litts, EN, Goff, MG, Nguyen, TM, Lee, WX, Hernandez, CJ. "Tissue-level Mechanotransduction in Cancellous Bone Submitted to Mechanical Overload In Vivo" (2015) 61st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Las Vegas, NV, USA. Podium Presentation

Goff, MG, Lambers, FM; Nguyen, TM, Sung, J., Rimnac, CM, Hernandez, CJ. “Microdamage Generated by Fatigue Loading in Cancellous Bone Does Not Occur Preferentially Near Resorption Cavities” (2014) 60th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. New Orleans, LA, USA. Poster Presentation

­Hernandez, CJ, Widjaja J, Lambers, FM, Chapa C, Nguyen, TM, Kowtha, SM, Halarnkar, NG, Rimnac CR. "Quantitative Relationships Between The Amount of Microdamage and Reductions in Cancellous Bone Stiffness and Strength" (2014) 60th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. New Orleans, LA, USA. Spotlight Presentation