Timothy Wright, PhD

Timothy Wright, PhD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

Nassif  N, Nawabi DH, Stoner K, Elpers M, Wright T, Padgett D. Taper Design Affects Failure of Large-head Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacements. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2013 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print].

Heyse TJ, Ries M, Bellemans J, Goodman S, Scott R, Wright T, Lipman J, Figgie, M. Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2013 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print].

Dy CJ, Bozic KJ, Pan TJ, Wright TM, Padgett DE, Lyman S. Risk factors for early revision after total hip arthroplasty. Arthritis Care Res, 2013 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print].

Ko FC, Dragomir C, Plumb DA, Goldring SR, Wright TM, Goldring MB, van der Meulen MCH. In vivo cyclic compression causes cartilage degeneration and subchondral bone changes in mouse tibiae. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 2013 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print].

Stoner, KE, Nassif NA, Wright TM, Padgett DE. Laser scanning as a useful tool in implant retrieval analysis:  A demonstration using rotating platform and fixed bearing tibial inserts. J Arthroplasty, 28(8 Suppl):152-6, 2013.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Description

Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials

Dr. Wright’s research interests are in the design of orthopedic devices with an emphasis on the biomechanical performance of total joint replacements. Special areas of interest are the mechanics of the bone-implant system and wear and tribocorrosion of bearing surfaces and modular connections. He applies implant retrieval analysis integrated with stress analyses and in laboratory experiments in these efforts. Other areas of interest include applying his expertise in joint mechanics to integrated experimental-computational approaches aimed at understanding joint stability including collaboration on a novel, noninvasive mouse model for studying the onset and progression of osteoarthritis.

Dr. Wright joined the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1976 and the Cornell University Medical College in 1978. He is a recipient of honors for excellence in research from the Hip Society and the Knee Society and earned a Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A past Whitaker Fellow and a past recipient of a Research Career Development Award from NIH, Dr. Wright served as president of the Orthopaedic Research Society in 1992. He is a former consulting editor for research of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and is currently co-editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Dr. Wright received a Director's Special Citation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for his work on a forum of academic, industry and agency representatives striving to improve the regulatory process for orthopedic devices.  In 2013, he was awarded the Afred Shands Award from the Orthopedic Research Society in recognition of a professional lifetime of outstanding contributions to orthopedic research.


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Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: (212) 606-1093

Mailing Address

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

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