Xiang-Hua Deng, MD

Selected Publications

Deng, XH, Wu, ZY. “Clinical application of silicone rod in hand surgery”. ACTA of Chongqing medicine, (4):30, 1980.

Deng, XH, Tan, FS, Wu, ZY: “On surgical treatment of patients aged 12 years with muscular torticollis”, Chinese Journal of Surgery, (11): 690,1984.

Cooper, DE; Deng, XH-H; Burstein, AL; Warren, RF.: The Strength of the Central Third Patellar Tendon Graft: A Biomechanical Study. Am. J. Sports Med. 21 (6): 818-824, 1993.

Warner, J.P, Deng, X.H., Warren, R.F. and Torzilli, P.A. "Static Capsuloligamentous Restraints to Superior-Inferior Translation of the Glenohumeral Joint." American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20:675-685. 1993.

Maynard MJ. Deng XH, Warren R., Wickiewicz TL. The popliteofibular ligament. Rediscovery of a key element in posterolateral stability. Maynard MJ. Deng X. Wickiewicz TL. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 24(3): 311-6, 1996.

Moorman CT 3rd, Hussain SS, Warren RF, Deng XH, Wickiewicz TL, Torzilli PA. Anatomy of the coracoacromial veil. J Surg Orthop Adv. 17(2):69-73. 2008 summer.

Rodeo SA, Suzuki K, Deng XH, et al. Use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 to enhance tendon healing in a bone tunnel American Journal of Sports Medicine 27: (4) 476-488 JUL-AUG 1999.

Ma CB, Kawamura S, Deng XH, Ying L, Schneidkraut J, Hays P, Rodeo SA. Bone morphogenetic proteins-signaling plays a role in tendon-to-bone healing: a study of rhBMP-2 and noggin. Am J Sports Med. 35(4):597-604 Apr; 2007.

Carson EW, Deng XH, Allen A, Wickiewicz T, Warren RF. “Evaluation of in situ graft forces of a 2-bundle tibial inlay posterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction at various flexion angles”. Arthroscopy, 23(5):488-95. 2007.

Hays PL, Kawamura S, Deng XH, Dagher E, Mithoefer K, Ying L, Rodeo SA. “The role of macrophages in early healing of a tendon graft in a bone tunnel”. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 90(3):565-79, 2008.

Bedi A, Fox AJ, Harris PE, Deng XH, Ying L, Warren RF, Rodeo SA. “Diabetes mellitus impairs tendon-bone healing after rotator cuff repair’. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 19(7):978-88. 2010.

Hettrich CM, Gasinu S, Beamer BS, Fox A, Ying O, Deng XH, Rodeo SA. ”The effect of immobilization on the native and repaired tendon-to-bone interface”. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 15; 95(10):925-30, 2013.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Description

Dr. Deng joined Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) as a post-doctoral fellow in orthopedics and biomechanics in 1987. He currently is Associate Scientist in the Soft Tissue Research Laboratory in the Tissue Engineering, Regeneration and Repair Program. Before coming to HSS, Dr. Deng was an attending orthopedic surgeon in Chonqing Medical University, China.

Dr. Deng’s early research was focused on the biomechanical evaluation of total knee joint design, and biomechanics of shoulder and knee joints. He has been working on sports medicine injury and soft tissue repairs for over 20 years. He is a pioneer in designing and improving in vivo small animal research models of rat ACL reconstruction, patella tendon and rotator cuff repair, etc. In addition, he has designed several mechanical devices that can be used in vivo to apply programmed cyclic mechanical loads to soft tissue (such as tendon and ligament) under healing, which allows us to evaluate the effect of mechanical load on soft tissue healing biology.

Dr. Deng currently collaborates with Dr. Scott Rodeo to examine the effect of mechanical load on the healing process between tendon and bone. The overall goal of these studies is to gain further understanding on the cellular and molecular mechanism of tendon-to-bone healing and the effect of mechanical load on the healing process following surgical repairs in common clinical problems, such as ACL reconstruction using a tendon graft, rotator cuff repair, etc.

Dr. Deng also serves as a mentor to fellows and residents in the research laboratory. Several research projects have won prestigious awards from Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Societies.


Contact Information

Office Locations

Caspary Research Building
541 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1378

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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