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Josh R Baxter, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Human Motion Laboratory, Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

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3737 Market Street
Suite 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-7395
BS (Exercise Science)
Central Washington University, 2007.
MS (Nutrition and Exercise Science)
Oregon State University, 2009.
PhD (Kinesiology - Biomechanics)
Pennsylvania State University, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral researcher, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2012-2014.
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Description of Research Expertise

biomechanics, orthopaedic surgery, human subjects, tendon, joint mechanics, foot and ankle, motion capture, ultrasonography, computational modeling, cadaveric simulation, gait analysis

Selected Publications

Hagan KL, Hullfish TJ, Casey E, Baxter JR: Tendon Structure Quantified using Ultrasound Imaging Differs Based on Location and Training Type. Journal of Applied Physiology 2018.

Jeremy M. LaMothe, Josh R. Baxter, Sydney C. Karnovsky, Conor I. Murphy, Susannah Gilbert, Mark C. Drakos: Syndesmotic Injury Assessment With Lateral Imaging During Stress Testing in a Cadaveric Model. Foot & Ankle International 29(4): 479-484, 2018.

Michael W. Hast, Brett G. Hanson, Josh R. Baxter: Simulating Contact Using the Elastic Foundation Algorithm in OpenSim. bioRxiv [preprint] 2018 Notes: preprint.

Michael Hast, Elaine Schmidt, John Kelly IV, Josh R Baxter: Computational Optimization of Graft Tension in Simulated Superior Capsule Reconstructions. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2018.

Todd J Hullfish, Josh R Baxter: A Reliable Method for Quantification of Tendon Structure Using B-Mode Ultrasound. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 2018.

Hullfish TJ, Hagan KL, Casey E, Baxter JR: Achilles tendon structure in distance runners does not change following a competitive season. bioRxiv [preprint] 2018.

Hast MW, Baxter JR: Tendon slack length is the primary determinant of plantarflexor muscle-tendon function in computational simulations of gait. bioRxiv [preprint] 2018.

Baxter JR, Piazza SJ: Plantarflexor moment arms estimated from tendon excursion in vivo are not strongly correlated with geometric measurements. Journal of Biomechanics 2018.

Feini Q, Stoeckle BD, Gebhard PM, Hullfish TJ, Baxter JR, Mauck RL: A Wearable Magnet-Based System to Assess Activity and Joint Flexion in Humans and Large Animals. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2018.

Slater, A; Hullfish, TJ; Baxter, JR: The impact of thigh and shank marker quantity on lower extremity kinematics using a constrained model. BMC - Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018.

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