Joseph Lipman, MS

Director of Device Development

Mr. Lipman has over 17 years of medical device development experience. At HSS, he contributed to the development of implants for the knee, hip and spine. These implants have been licensed to several orthopaedic companies and are sold worldwide. He is an inventor of 7 patented medical devices and has multiple publications in the medical device area and is a registered US Patent Agent. He received a BS and MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.

Selected Publications

Scifert CF, Brown TD, Lipman JD. Finite element analysis of a novel design approach to resisting total hip dislocation. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 1999 Dec;14(10):697-703.

Maher SA, Lipman JD, Curley LJ, Gilchrist M, Wright TM. Mechanical performance of ceramic acetabular liners under impact conditions. J Arthroplasty. 2003 Oct;18(7):936-41.

Huang RC, Wright TM, Panjabi MM, Lipman JD. Biomechanics of nonfusion implants. Orthop Clin North Am. 2005 Jul;36(3):271-80.

Holley KG, Furman BD, Babalola OM, Lipman JD, Padgett DE, Wright TM. Impingement of acetabular cups in a hip simulator: Comparison of highly cross-linked and conventional polyethylene. J Arthroplasty. 2005 Oct;20(7 Suppl 3):77-86.

Maher SA, Lipman JD. Influence of acetabular rim profile on hip dislocation. Proceedings of the I MECH E Part H Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 2006;220(8):881-6.

Recent Presentations

Lipman JD, Padgett DE, Robie BH. How total hip component design influences range of motion and dislocation rate. Trans Orthop Res Soc. 1998:830.

Furman BD, Holley K, Babalola OM, Lipman JD, Haywood AM, Padgett DE, et al. Acetabular component impingement increases wear and damage of elevated crosslinked and conventional UHMWPE. Trans Orthop Res Soc. 2004:7-10.

Gortner MR, Lipman JD, Wright TM, Bartel DL. Finite element analysis of anterior post impingement on posterior stabilizing total knee prostheses. Trans Orthop Res Soc. 2006.


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