Biosciences Graduate Program

Donald D. Anderson, PhD


Director, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory
Co-Director, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory
Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2181-H WL
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-7528

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BSE, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa
MS, Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics emphasis), The University of Iowa
PhD, Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics emphasis) , The University of Iowa

Research Summary

Our research aims to clarify the role of mechanical factors in disorders of an articular joint, particularly following orthopaedic trauma. Mechanical factors are involved in many articular joint (hip, knee, ankle, wrist) pathologies, particularly those following orthopaedic trauma. One prime example is the development of arthritis following an articular fracture or ligamentous injury. Our research aims to clarify the role of mechanical factors in these disorders, pairing computational analysis with mechanical testing. The knowledge obtained from this line of research is then used to improve diagnosis of the original injuries, as well as to improve treatment of the articular joint injuries.

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging
Specialized Center for Research in Osteoarthritis

Selected Publications

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Segal N, Frick E, Nevitt M, Torner J, Felson D, Guermazi A, Anderson D.  Correlation between 3D joint space width on standing CT and WORMS cartilage morphology..  Osteoarthritis Cartilage 23:A211-A212, Seattle, WA.  2015 May 1. 

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