Motion Analysis Lab for Professionals

Current Research Projects

Current research projects at the Leon Root, MD Motion Analysis Laboratory include:

Validation of Computational Model to Simulate First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Contact Mechanics Pre/post Moberg Osteotomy

Co-Principal Investigators: Jonathan D, Hillstrom HJ

Co-Investigators: Mootanah R, Baxter J, Rao S

First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Flexibility Measurement Reliability

Principal Investigator: Ellis S
Co-Investigators: Hillstrom HJ, Rao S

Return to Play Following ACL Injury: Normative Data - Healthy Young

Principal Investigator: Hillstrom HJ

Co-Investigators: Backus SI, Kraszewski AP, Drefus L, Shahid M, Cohenmehr E, Chiaia T, Cavanagh J, deMille P, et al.

Optimum Fixation for Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

Co-Principal Investigators: Kontaxis A, Gulotta LV

Co-Investigators: Berhouet J, Choi S, Costantin O

3D Printing of Custom Foot Orthoses to Treat Flexible Flat Feet

Principal Investigator: Macolini JK

Co-Investigators: Hillstrom HJ, Scher D, Kraszewski AP, Garrison G, Backus IS, Drefus L, Shahid M, Cohenmehr E

Joint-Space Dynamic Modeling and Identification of Human Metabolic Energy Expenditure with Applications to Prosthetic Gait

Principal Investigator: Kim J
Co-Investigators: Hillstrom HJ, deMille P, Garrison G, et al.

Joint Hypermobility and Lower Body Osteoarthritis

Principal Investigator: Golightly, PT, PhD
Co-Investigators: Jordan, Hannan
Consultant: Hillstrom 

Differences in Gait Between Patients after Ankle Arthrodesis and Ankle Arthroplasty when Ascending and Descending Stairs

Principal Investigator: Demetracopoulos CA

Co-Investigators: Hillstrom HJ, Baxter J, et al.

Effect of the KineSpring® System on Knee Joint Contact Mechanics

Principal Investigators: Hillstrom HJ, Mootanah J

Co-Investigators: Ranawat A, Rozbruch R, Fragomen A

Pedoped Load Monitoring Device for the Post-operative Management of Ankle Fracture

Principal Investigators: Hillstrom HJ

Co-Investigators: Ellis S, Drakos M, Demetracopoulos CA

Self-Reported Wrist Functional Limitations and Expectations – Phase 1

Principal Investigator: Wolff AL

Co-Investigators: Wolfe S, Mancuso C, Lee S, Kang L.

Gait Analysis Between Direct Anterior Robotic-Assisted Posterior Approaches for THA: A Pilot Study

Principal Investigator: Alexiades MM

Co-Investigators: Padgett DE, Backus SI, Hillstrom HJ, Kao YYJ, Poultsides L, Holmes, Oi K, Nocon A, Lee, etc.

Prospective Longitudinal Assessment of Patellar Tendinopathy in Elite Basketball Players Using Quantitative Imaging with Correlation to Symptoms and Functional Analysis

Principal Investigator: Ogonna K. Nwawka, MD

Co-Investigators: Drakos M, MD, Toresdahl B, MD, Hillstrom HJ, PhD, Chiaia T, PT, DPT, Sgroi T, PT, DPT

Non-surgical Treatment in Young Pitchers to Improve Shoulder Kinematics

Principal Investigator: Kontaxis A

Co-Investigators: Fealy S, Co-Is: Dines J, Levinson M, Hillstrom HJ, Key Personnel: Cohenmehr E, Shahid M, Kraszewski AP

3D Kinematics, Kinetics, and Normalized EMG in Response to APOS of Knee OA: Baseline to 6 Months

Co-Principal Investigators: Hillstrom HJ, and Kontaxis A

Co-Investigators: Kraszewski AP, Backus, BI, Mandl, L, Toresdahl, B, Gellhorn, A., Jezequel, J, Shahid, M

Use of elastography to quantify change in upper extremity muscle spasticity following botox injection in children with spastic cerebral palsy

Co-Principal Investigators: Nwawka, OK, Wolff, AL

Co-Investigators: Daluiski A, Miller

Total Knee Arthroplasty Failure (T-KAF)

Principal Investigator: Wright, T

Co-Investigators: Backus, S, Esposito, C, Breighner, R, Koff, M, Lyman, S, Padgett, D. Potter, H, et al

Biomechanical evaluation of lateralization in Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis: The impact of anatomical variations and implant geometry

Principal Investigator: Kontaxis, A

Co-Investigator: Sean Chen


Contact Information

Hospital for Special Surgery
Dana Center
510 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021