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Michael William Hast, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Biedermann Lab for Orthopaedic Research at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

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3737 Market Street
Suite 1050, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6081
Office: 8148832530s
Lab: 2158987380
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)
Pennsylvania State University, 2004.
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)
Pennsylvania State University, 2007.
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)
Pennsylvania State University, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

Biomechanics and Performance of Orthopaedic Implants (Computational Modeling, Contact Forces, Implant Design), Biomechanics of Orthopaedic Injury, Biomechanics of Tendon Healing

Selected Publications

Simi A, Chin M, Kelly JD, Baxter J, and Hast MW: Preliminary Biomechanical Analysis of Superior Capsular Reconstruction Grafts Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics August 2017.

Krach MR, Hast MW, Baxter JR: Joint Contact is Sensitive to Geometry Coarseness and Stiffness in OpenSim. Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics August 2017.

Namdari S, Mehta S, Tierney A, Hast MW.: Locking Cap Designs Improve Fatigue Properties of Polyaxial Screws in Upper Extremity Applications. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 31(5): 275-280, May 2017.

Mehta S, Tyler A, Hast MW: Understanding the Basics of Computational Modeling in Orthopaedics: A Non-numerical Review for Surgeons. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2017.

Scoch B, Hast MW, Mehta S, Namdari SN: "Not All Polyaxial Locking Screw Technologies are Created Equal: A systematic review of the literature" JBJS Reviews 2017.

Pulos N, Yoon RS, Shetye S, Hast MW, Liporace F, Donegan DJ: Anteroinferior 2.7-mm versus 3.5-mm plating of the clavicle: A biomechanical study. Injury 47(8): 1642-1646, June 2016.

Zhang K, Asai S, Hast MW, Liu M, Usami Y, Iwamoto M, Soslowsky LJ, Enomoto-Iwamoto M: Tendon Mineralization Is Progressive and Associated with Deterioration of Tendon Biomechanical Properties, and Requires BMP-Smad Signaling in the Mouse Achilles Tendon Injury Model. Matrix Biology 52-54, May-July 2016.

Freedman BR, Gordon JA, Pardes AM, Thomas SJ, Sarver JJ, Riggin CN, Tucker JJ, Williams AW, Zanes RC, Hast MW, Farber DC, Silbernagel KG, Soslowsky LJ: Nonsurgical treatment and early return to activity leads to improved Achilles tendon fatigue mechanics and functional outcomes during early healing in an animal model. Journal of Orthopaedic Research April 2016.

Padalkar MV, Shetye SS, Hast MW, Soslowsky LJ, Pleshko N: NIR Spectroscopic Assessment of Ligament Composition Provides Insight into Regional Differences in Mechanical Properties. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society 41: 118, March 2016.

Enomoto-Iwamoto M, Zhang K, Hast MW, Cantley L, Iwamoto M, Soslowsky LJ: Injured Tendons Increase Lactate Synthesis and Pharmacological Inhibition of Lactate Synthesis Improves Tendon Repair. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society 41: 148, March 2016.

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