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Bio for Bruce Beynnon, PhD
Bruce Beynnon, PhD

Bruce Beynnon, PhD

McClure Professor of Musculoskeletal Research
Director of Research
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
University of Vermont College of Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Bruce.Beynnon@uvm.edu
Phone:
802-656-2250
Office Location:
UVM COM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, 95 Carrigan Drive, 438A Stafford Hall, Burlington, VT 05405

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington VT, July 2006-present

McClure Professor of Musculoskeletal Research, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington VT, July 2006-present

Education

PhD: Biomechanical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont (1991)
MS: Biomechanical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont (1986)
BS: Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont (1982)

Awards and Honors

Hughston Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2006)
Co-Winner, Albert Trillat Young Investigator's Award of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedics Sports Medicine (2009)
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Research Award (2006)
O'Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (1996, 1999 and 2005)
Frank Stinchfield Award (2002)
GOTS-Beiersdorf Research Award (2000)
Albert Trillat Award of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (1993, 1997 and 2009)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Kappa Delta Award (1994)
SICOT M.E. Muller Research Award (1990)
North American Arthroscopy Association's O'Connor Arthroscopic Research Award (1989)
Young Scientist Award from the American Society of Biomechanics (1988)

Research Interests

Dr. Beynnon's research has focused on adult reconstruction, sports trauma, fracture fixation, and has included the development of a spine implants, a cervical thoracic orthosis for the management of cervical spine lesions, and more recently, the development of a new internal fixation plate for the treatment of joint deformities. He has developed instrumentation to investigate the biomechanical behavior of total knee arthroplasty, and this has led to an improved understanding of how changes in the design of total joint components can influence their biomechanical behavior. He is currently working on several sports biomechanics projects at the University of Vermont’s Sports Medicine Center. These include the development and validation of new arthrometers to quantify knee and shoulder biomechanics in-vivo, and the measurement of anterior cruciate ligament strain in-vivo. He is leading clinical studies designed to evaluate different anterior cruciate ligament surgical techniques and rehabilitation programs with particular concern on the long-term stability of the knee and return to full activity. Recently, he has focused on identifying the risk factors that predispose athletes to lower extremity injuries such as knee and ankle ligament sprains. An additional research interest is the influence of abnormal joint loads on the initiation and progression of osteoarthritis.

Research Grants

9/15/10-6/30/15: NIH 1 R01 AG033547-01A2, "Muscle Disuse and Contractile Dysfunction in the Elderly" (PI: Toth; Co-PI: Bruce D. Beynnon)

9/07/07-5/31/12: NIH 1 R01 AR050421-01A2, "A Case-Control Study of ACL Injury Risk Factors" (PI: Bruce B. Beynnon)

1/01/10-3/31/12: "Bone Architecture of the Lumbar Pedicle: Can we measure cortical thickness with spiral computer tomography?" (PI: Ames; Co-PI: Bruce D. Beynnon)

Publications

Sturnick DR, Van Gorder R, Vacek PM, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse MG, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Beynnon BD. Tibial articular cartilage and meniscus geometries combine to influence female risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury. J Orthop Res. 2014 Aug 6 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 25099246.

Callahan DM, Miller MS, Sweeny AP, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Savage PD, Maugan DW, Ades PA, Beynnon BD, Toth MJ. Muscle disuse alters skeletal muscle contractile function at the molecular and cellular levels in older adult humans in a sex-specific manner. J Physiol. 2014 Jul 18 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 25038243.

Beynnon BD, Vacek PM, Newell MK, Tourville Tw, Smith HC, Shultz SJ, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson, RJ. The effects of level of competition, sport, and sex on the incidence of first-time noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury. Am J Sports Med. 2014 July 11 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 25016012.

Sturnick DR, Argentieri EC, Vacek PM, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse MG, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Beynnon BD. A decreased volume of the medial tibial spine is associated with an increased risk of suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury for males but not females. J Orthop Res. 2014;Jun 24 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 24962098

Whitney DC, Sturnick DR, Vacek PM, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse M, Tourville TW, Smith HC, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Hashemi J, Beynnon BD. Relationship between the risk of suffering a first-time noncontact ACL injury and geometry of the femoral notch and ACL: a prospective cohort study with a nest case-control analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(8):1796-1805. PMID 24866891

Roemhildt ML, Gardner-Morse MG, Morgan CF, Beynnon BD, Badger GJ. Calcium phosphate particulates increase friction in the rat knee joint. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014;22(5):706-9. PMID 24607485

Daines SB, Aronsson DD, Beynnon BD, Sturnick DR, Lisle JW, Naud S. What is the best material for molding casts in children? J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Feb 28 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 24590347

Beynnon BD, Hall JS, Sturnick DR, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse M, Tourville TW, Smith HC, Slauterbeck JR, Shultz SJ, Johnson RJ, Vacek PM. Increased slope of the lateral tibial plateau subchondral bone is associated with greater risk of noncontact ACL injury in females but not in males: a prospective cohort study with a nested, matched case-control analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(5):1038-48. PMID 24590006

List of Dr. Beynnon's publications on PubMed

Editorial Boards

Deputy Editor - Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2005-present
Board of Associate Editors - Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2002-2005
Editorial Board - The American Journal of Sports Medicine: Osteoarthritis & Cartilage


Reviews (Journal and Grant)

Reviewer: American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research