The joint stream is primarily focused on interactions of different musculoskeletal tissues including bone-cartilage interaction, muscle-bone interaction, mechanobiology, neuromuscular biomechanics and multiscale aspects of tissues. In order to address these complex interactions we apply a multidisciplinary approach engaging orthopaedic surgeons, biomedical engineers, sport physiotherapists, bone and muscle experts, age-care professionals, and neurologists among others.
We have a variety of experimental and computational facilities available to study different aspects of joint diseases including the Musculoskeletal Modeling facility, Markerless Motion Capture Systems, and Multiscale Mechanobiology device unit to study organ to cellular musculoskeletal disorders.
Some recent publications from our researchers include:
Buenzli, P.R., C.D. Thomas, J.G. Clement, P. Pivonka (2013). “Endocortical bone loss in osteoporosis: the role of bone surface availability.” Int j numer method biomed eng 29(12):1307-22.
Buenzli, P.R., P. Pivonka, D.W. Smith (2014). “Bone refilling in cortical basic multicellular units: insights into tetracycline double labelling from a computational model.” Biomech Model Mechanobiol 13(1):185-203.
Perry, B.D., P. Levinger, F.R. Serpiello, M.K. Caldow, D. Cameron-Smith, J.R. Bartlett, J.A. Feller, N.R. Bergman, I. Levinger, M.J. McKenna (2013). “The effects of osteoarthritis and age on skeletal muscle strength, Na+-K+-ATPase content, gene and isoform expression.” J Appl Physiol 115(10):1443-9.
Levinger, P., H.B. Menz, A.D. Morrow, J.R. Bartlett, J.A. Feller, N.R. Bergman (2013). “Relationship between foot function and medial knee joint loading in people with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis.” J Foot Ankle Res 6(1):33.
Levinger, P., H.B. Menz, A.D. Morrow, J.A. Feller, J.R. Bartlett, N.R. Bergman (2013). “Lower limb biomechanics in individuals with knee osteoarthritis before and after total knee arthroplasty surgery.” J Arthroplasty 28(6):994-9.
Buldt, A.K., G.S. Murley, P. Butterworth, P. Levinger, H.B. Menz, K.B. Landorf (2013). “The relationship between foot posture and lower limb kinematics during walking: A systematic review.” Gait Posture 38(3):363-72.
Caldow, M.K., D. Cameron-Smith, P. Levinger, M.J. McKenna, I. Levinger (2013). “Inflammatory markers in skeletal muscle of older adults.” Eur J Appl Physiol 113(2):509-17.
Mokhtarzadeh, H., C.H. Yeow, J.C. Hong Goh, D. Oetomo, F. Malekipour, P.V. Lee (2013). “Contributions of the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles to the anterior cruciate ligament loading during single-leg landing.” J Biomech 46(11):1913-20.
Gooi, J.H., L.Y. Chia, N.C. Walsh, M.A. Karsdal, J.M. Quinn, T.J. Martin, N.A. Sims (2014). “Decline in calcitonin receptor expression in osteocytes with age.” J Endocrinol [Epub ahead of print].
Chang, M.K., I. Kramer, H. Keller, J.H. Gooi, C. Collett, D. Jenkins, S.A. Ettenberg, F. Cong, C. Halleux, M. Kneissel (2014). “Reversing LRP5-dependent osteoporosis and SOST deficiency-induced sclerosing bone disorders by altering WNT signaling activity.” J Bone Miner Res 29(1):29-42.
Thomas, N.P., N. Tran, P.A. Tran, J.L. Walters, J.D. Jarrell, R.A. Hayda, C.T. Born (2014). “Characterization and bioactive properties of zirconia based polymeric hybrid for orthopedic applications.” J Mater Sci Mater Med 25(2):347-54.
Tran, P., M. Pritchard, J. O'Donnell. “Outcome of arthroscopic treatment for cam type femoroacetabular impingement in adolescents.” ANZ J Surg 83(5):382-6.
Peters, J.E., E. Mount, C.E. Huggins, C. Rodda, M.A. Silvers (2013). “Insulin pump therapy in children and adolescents: changes in dietary habits, composition and quality of life.” J Paediatr Child Health 49(4):E300-5.
Paxton, G.A., G.R. Teale, C.A. Nowson, R.S. Mason, J.J. McGrath, M.J. Thompson, A. Siafarikas, C.P. Rodda, C.F. Munns; Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society; Osteoporosis Australia (2013). “Vitamin D and health in pregnancy, infants, children and adolescents in Australia and New Zealand: a position statement.” Med J Aust 198(3):142-3.
Pezic, A., A.L. Ponsonby, F.J. Cameron, C. Rodda, J.A.Ellis, J. Halliday, W. Siero, R.M. Lucas, T. Dwyer (2013). “Constitutive and relative facultative skin pigmentation among Victorian children including comparison of two visual skin charts for determining constitutive melanin density.” Photochem Photobiol 89(3):714-23.