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Andrew P. Kraszewski, PhD



Dr. Andrew Kaszewski provides support at all levels of a research project, from conception to manuscript preparation and conference dissemination. His work deals with basic science research into the kinematic, kinetic and muscular underpinnings of dynamic human movement. Current and past collaborations have looked at movements of all types including walking, running, throwing, kicking, and jumping.

He is currently interested in efficient computational approaches to muscle wrapping and their application to improving musculoskeletal models. To improve our understanding and clinical management of pathological conditions (e.g. cerebral palsy) prediction models must also improve, and one area in particular is muscle wrapping.

He also seeks to better understand the gap in knowledge required for lay end-users of advanced musculoskeletal simulation software, and also factors that affect the learning curve. He believes in making sophisticated simulation software more accessible to a broader audience.



Senior Engineer, Leon Root MD Motion Analysis Laboratory, HSS
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, HSS Research Division
Adjunct Instructor, Langone School of Medicine, New York University



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Selected Journal Articles

Drakos MC, Hillstrom HJ, Voos JE, Miller AN, Kraszewski AP, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF, Allen AA, O'Brien SJ. The effect of the shoe-surface interface in the development of anterior cruciate ligament strain. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering; 132(1): 1724-1734, 2010. https://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4000118

Brophy RH, Backus SI, Kraszewski AP, Steele BC, Ma Y, Osei D, Williams RJ. Differences Between Sexes in Lower Extremity Alignment and Muscle Activation During Soccer Kick. American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery; 92(11): 2050-2058, 2010. https://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4000118

Rao S, Song J, Kraszewski A, Backus S, Ellis SJ, Deland JT, Hillstrom HJ. The effect of foot structure on 1st metatarsophalangeal joint flexibility and hallucial loading. Gait & Posture; 34(1): 131-137, 2011. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.02.028

Parel I, Cutti AG, Kontaxis A, Kraszewski A, Verni G, Hillstrom H. Intra-protocol Repeatability and Inter-protocol Agreement for the Analysis of Scapulo-Humeral Coordination. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing; 52(3): 271-282, 2012. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11517-013-1121-y

Hillstrom HJ, Song J, Kraszewski AP, Hafer J, Mootanah R, Dufour AB, Chow BS, Deland JT III. Foot type biomechanics part 1: Structure and function of the asymptomatic foot. Gait & Posture; 367(26): 2482-2496, 2013. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.09.007

Hillstrom HJ, Buckland MA, Slevin CM, Hafer JF, Root LM, Backus SI, Kraszewski AP, Whitney KA, Scher, DM, Song, J, Furmato, J, Choate, CS, and Scherer, PR. Effect of Shoe Flexibility on Plantar Loading in Children Learning to Walk. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association; 103(4):297-305. 2013.

Hillstrom HJ, Garg R, Kraszewski A, Lenhoff M, Carter T, Backus S, Wolff A, Syrkin G, Cheng R, Wolfe SW. Development of an Anatomical Wrist Joint Coordinate System to Quantify Motion During Functional Tasks. Journal of Applied Biomechanics; 30(4): 586-593, 2014. https://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jab.2011-0094

Kraszewski AP, Osei DA, Garg R, Jang E, Hillstrom HJ, Lenhoff MW, Wolfe SW. The effect of wrist surgery on the kinematic consistency of joint axis reconstruction in a static posture. Journal of Orthopaedic Research; 33(9): 1341-1347, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.04.035

Wolff AL, Garg R, Kraszewski AP, Hillstrom HJ, Hafer JF, Backus SI, Lenhoff ML, Wolfe SW. Surgical Treatments for Scapholunate Advanced Collapse Wrist: Kinematics and Functional Performance. Journal of Hand Surgery (Am); 40(8): 1547-1543, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.04.035

Kung SM, Schultz SP, Kontaxis A, Kraszewski AP, Gibbons MW, Backus SI, Fink PW, Fealy S, Hillstrom H, 2017. Changes in lower extremity kinematic parameters in adolescent baseball pitchers during a game length pitching bout. American Journal of Sports Medicine, PMID: 28157450, doi: 10.1177/0363546516687289

Cody EA, Kraszewski AP, Marinescu A, Kunas GC, Mani SB, Rao S, Hillstrom H, Ellis SJ, 2017. Measuring Joint Flexibility in Hallux Rigidus Using a Novel First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Flexibility Jig. Foot & Ankle International; Accepted for publication April 2017

Selected Books/Chapters

Song J, Joshi R, Mootanah R, Rao S, Kraszewski A, Backus S, Hillstrom H. "Plantar Pressure Assessment of the Athlete". Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 3, 2013

Selected Presentations

Effect of Fatigue on High School Underhand Female Pitchers. International Society of Biomechanics, July 2015, Glasgow Scotland, Podium Presentation.

Influence of Capsular Plication on Translation in a Simulated MDI Shoulder. International Society of Biomechanics, July 2015, Glasgow Scotland, Podium Presentation.

Can EMG Saturation be Ignored? The Effect on MVIC Scaling. Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, March 2015, Portland OR, Poster Presentation.

Glenohumeral Baseline Laxity Correlates with changes Observed across Capsular Integrity. Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2016, Orlando FL, Poster Presentation.

The Effect of Plication on Translation and Rotation of the Glenohumeral Joint. Arthroscopy Association of North America, Boston MA, E-Poster Presentation

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Research staff at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however, HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists Research staff collaborations with outside companies if the Research staff member received any payment during the prior year or expects to receive any payment in the next year. The disclosures are based on information provided by the Research staff and other sources and are updated regularly. Current ownership interests and leadership positions are also listed. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of March 28, 2023, Dr. Kraszewski reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS Research staff with industry on this website, HSS and its Research staff make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit payment of royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.