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Richard D. Komistek

Richard D. Komistek

Fred M. Roddy Professor & Co-Director of Center for Musculoskeletal Research

Biography

2007-present
Fred M. Roddy Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Center Co-Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Research

2003-present
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2003-2007
Center Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

1999-2002
President & Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, Denver, CO

1994-1999
Director of Research, Rose Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, Denver, CO

1994
Senior Research Engineer, Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Arlington, TN

1992-1994
Research Engineer, Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Arlington, TN


Research

  • Developing mathematical models of the human body musculoskeletal system.
  • Analyzing the failure modes for total joint arthroplasty.
  • In vivo kinematic and kinetic analysis of the human body.
  • Closed and open loop control systems of the human body.
  • Design of total joint implantable devices.

Education

PhD, 1992, University of Memphis (TN)

MSME, 1989, University of Memphis (TN)

BSME, 1988, University of Memphis (TN)


Professional Service

  • President, International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty, 2009-2010
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Mechanics, 2005
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), Knee Society
  • 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) Keynote Lecture: Fluoroscopic Driven Inverse Dynamic Analysis of TKA Patients, 2011
  • Wellmont Orthopaedic Residency Program Grand Rounds Meeting, 2011
  • Harvard Medical School: Department of Continuing Education: Advances in Arthroplasty Optimizing Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Using Evidence-Based Medicine: Early Intervention to Complex Reconstruction: Mechanics of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA), 2011
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction and Pri-Med Institute
  • International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) Past President, Chairman of 2009 Annual Congress
  • Knee Society Annual Meeting Keynote Presidential Lecture: Knee Kinematics – What Have I Learned?, 2010
  • Presidential Guest Speaker, Knee Society Members Only Meeting: In vivo Normal Knee Kinematics: Is Ethnicity or Gender an Influencing Factor?, 2009
  • Speaker, International Congress for Joint Reconstruction and Pri-Med Institute Annual Meeting, Outstanding Scientific Knee Papers from the Specialty Societies, Speaker: Factors Affecting TKA Flexion, 2008
  • Case Presentations and Discussion: Panel Member. International Congress for Joint Reconstruction and Pri-Med Institute Annual Meeting: Primary TKA: The Impact of Technique, 2008
  • Book Section Editor: Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee 5th Ed., Edited by W. Norman Scott. 2012

Journal Reviewer

  • 1998 - Present, Journal of Biomechanics (Guest Editor 2003)
  • 1998 - Present, Journal of Clinical Biomechanics
  • 1999 - Present, Journal of Arthroplasty
  • 2000 - Present, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

Awards and Recognitions

  • UT College of Engineering 2015 Research and Creative Achievement Award
  • Research Fellow Award, 2005, 2006, and 2012
  • Conventry Award, Knee Society, 2003
  • ESB Clinical Biomechanics Award, 1996-1998

Publications

LaCour, Sharma, Carr, Komistek and Dennis. “Confirmation of Long-Term in vivo Bearing Mobility in Eight Rotating-Platform TKAs.” CORR 472.9(2014):2766-773. Epub 2014 Apr 26. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3642-6.

Nakamura S, Sharma, Ito, Nakamura K, Zingde, Nakamura T, Komistek. “In vivo Femoro-tibial Kinematic Analysis of a Tri-condylar total knee prosthesis.” Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol Avon) 29.4(2014): 400-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2014.02.003.

Nakamura S, Ito, Kobayashi, Nakamura K, Toyoji, Komistek, Nakamura T. “Are the long term results of a high-flex total knee replacement affected by the range of flexion?” Int Orthop 38.4(2014):761-6. DOI: 10.1007/s00264-013-2179-8. Epub 2013 Nov 28.

Nakamura S, Sharma, Ito, Nakamura K, Zingde and Komistek. “Kinematic Difference between Various Geometric Centers and Contact Points for Tri-Condylar Bi-Surface Knee System.” Journal of Arthroplasty 2014 Dec 3. pii: S0883-5403(14)00896-1. DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.11.020. [Epub ahead of print].

Nakamura S, Sharma, Kobayashi, Ito, Nakamura K, Zingde, Nakamura T, Komistek. “3D in vivo Femoro-Tibial Kinematics of Tri-condylar Total Knee Arthroplasty during Kneeling Activities.” The Knee 21.1(2014): 162-7. Epub 2013 Aug 28. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2013.08.016.

Nakamura S, Sharma, Nakamura K, Ikeda, Zingde, Komistek. “Can Post-Cam Function Be Replaced by Addition of a Third Condyle in PS TKA?” Journal of Arthroplasty 29(2014): 1871-1876. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.04.024.

Zingde, Leszko, Sharma, Mahfouz, Komistek, Dennis. “In Vivo Determination of Cam-Post Engagement in Fixed and Mobile-bearing TKA.” 2013 Knee Society Proceedings (also published in CORR 472.1(2014): 254-62. EPub 2013 Aug 29. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3257-3

Leszko, Komistek. “Biomechanics and Vibroarthography of the Patellofemoral Joint.” Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee 5th Ed., Edited by W. Norman Scott. 2012.

Sharma, Komistek. “Contact Mechanics of the Human Knee.” Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee 5th Ed., Edited by W. Norman Scott. 2012.

Mueller, Komistek, Dennis. “Fluoroscopic Analysis of Total Knee Replacement.” Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee 5th Ed., Edited by W. Norman Scott. 2012.

Leszko, Hovinga, Lerner, Komistek, Mahfouz. “in Vivo Normal Knee Kinematics: Is Ethnicity or Gender an Influencing Factor?” CORR 2010 Knee Society Proceedings, 469.1 (2011): 95-106. DOI: 10.1007/s11999-010-1517-z.

Victor, Mueller, Komistek, Sharma, Nadaud, Bellemans. “In vivo kinematics after a cruciate substituting TKA.” Clin Orthop468 (2010): 807-814. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Clinical Orthopedics Multimedia Award 2011.

Leszko, Sharma, Komistek, Mahfouz, Cates and Scuderi.  “In vivo Comparison of Patellofemoral Kinematics for Subjects Having Either a High Flexion TKA or a Normal Knee.” Journal of Arthroplasty 25.3 (2010): 398-404. DOI 10.1007-s11999-009-1072-7. Clinical Orthopedics Multimedia Award 2010.

Wasielewski, Komistek, Zingde, Sheridan, and Mahfouz. “Lack of Axial Rotation in Mobile-bearing Knee Designs.” CORR466.11 (2008): 2662-68. DOI 10.1007/s11999-008-0354-9.

Sharma, Komistek, Ranawat, Dennis and Mahfouz.  “In vivo Contact Pressures in Total Knee Arthroplasties.” ISTA Biomechanics Award, Journal of Arthroplasty 22.3 (2007): 404-416.

Glaser, Dennis, Komistek, Miner, and Mahfouz.  “In vivo Comparison of Hip Mechanics for Minimally Invasive versus Traditional Hip Arthroplasty.”  Journal of Clinical Biomechanics Clinical Biomechanics Award, 2007.  Electronic Publication: doi:10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2007.09.015.


Patents

  • Low Impulse Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Dual Cam Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Moment Induced Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Mobile Tracking Fluoroscopy Unit
  • In Vivo Orthopaedic Implant Diagnostic Device Sensing Load, Infection and Wear
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