Dr Claire Jones

Adjunct Lecturer / Research Fellow
Dr Claire Jones

Dr Claire Jones

NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide

Centre for Orthopaedic & Trauma Research, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide

Senior Biomedical Engineer, Adelaide Centre for Spinal Research (ACSR), SA Pathology

Adjunct Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

 

Using a variety of in vitro and in vivo laboratory techniques and medical imaging modalities, Dr Jones studies the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems in normal, diseased and injured states. A better understanding of such biomechanics contributes to improved disease and injury prevention strategies, diagnostic tests and conservative and surgical treatments. Dr Jones' research primarily focuses on orthopaedic and injury biomechanics of the spine and spinal cord, as well as upper and lower limb biomechanics and associated orthopaedic devices. She has expertise in the development of novel large animal and cadaver models for biomechanics research.  

The biomechanics laboratory at the ACSR is equipped with an Instron 6-axis material testing machine, Optotrak Certus motion capture system, High speed camera system, National Instruments signal conditioning and data acquisition system, Gaeltec needle pressure transducers, Wacom tablet monitor, digital x-ray and cadaver preparation facilities. Through collaborations within SA Pathology and Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Centre also has access to microCT, DEXA, and clinical imaging facilities, a biaxial materials testing machine and animal facilities.

The laboratory has active collaborations with researchers and clinicians from the Royal Adelaide and Modbury Hospitals, University of Adelaide School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health and Discipline of Orthopaedics & Trauma, UniSA, Flinders University, and the University of British Columbia.

 

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics), University of British Columbia, 2006-2011. 
  • M.Sc.(Eng), Medical Engineering and Biomechanics (Distinction), University of Leeds, 2004-2005.
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering  (1st Class Honours), University of Western Australia, 1998-2002.
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Western Australia, 1998-2002.

Professional Associations

AOSpine (www.aospine.org): Member, 2014-current.

AOSpine Australia/New Zealand Council (www.aospine.org): Research Officer, 2014-current.

Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS): Member, 2014-current.

Community Engagement

Faculty, Spine Society of Australia, Biomechanics in the Barossa Workshop, 2016.

Children's University Lecturer (childrensuniversity.com.au), University of Adelaide, 2015.

Judge (University of Adelaide Sponsored Award), Oliphant Science Awards (South Australian Science Teacher Association), 2014.

University of Adelaide Open Day, School of Mechanical Engineering, 2014 & 2015.

Judge, Engineers Australia (SA) and Society for Medical and Biological Engineering Biomedical Engineering Student Papers Night, 2012-14.

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Early Career Fellowship (Peter Doherty - Australian Biomedical Fellowship), NHMRC, 2014 - 2017
  • Augusta Zadow Scholarship, SafeWork SA, 2013
  • Australian Federation of University Women - South Australia Postdoctoral Award, 2013
  • International PhD Tuition Award, University of British Columbia, 2006 - 2011
  • University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 2008 - 2009
  • Commonwealth Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, 2004 - 2005
  • Clough Engineering Scholarship, Clough Engineering Ltd./ University of Western Australia, 2002

Awards & Prizes

  • Medtronic Spinal Research Prize, Spine Society of Australia, 2015.
  • Early Career Research Prize, Australian Neurotrauma Symposium, 2014.
  • Early Career Research Prize, Australian & and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, 2014.
  • Medtronic Spinal Research Prize, Spine Society of Australia, 2013.
  • Travel Bursary, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, 2012.
  • 2nd Place, Best Podium Presentation, 2011 International Conference on Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation, (ISCOS), 2011.
  • Medtronic Spinal Research Prize, Spine Society of Australia, 2011.
  • ICORD Travel Bursary, ICORD, University of British Columbia, 2011.
  • Vinod Modi Endowment Travel Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2010.
  • Margaret H. Hines Award, best oral presentation/paper. Ohio Injury Biomechanics Symposium, 2010.
  • Rising Star Award, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, 2010.
  • Aaron Moser PhD Poster Prize, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries, 2010.
  • Society for Neuroscience Travel Grant, Society for Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Killam Graduate Teaching Award, University of British Columbia, 2008.
  • Orthopaedics Research Day Graduate Student Award, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, 2008 & 2009.
  • Education Grant, WorleyParsons Ltd., 2004 .
  • Engineering Excellence in Final Year (highest aggregate), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Australia, 2002.
  • Honours in Mechanical Engineering (best honours thesis), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Australia, 2002.
  • Prizes in 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering (highest aggregate), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Australia, 2001.

Teaching

  • Sports Materials (MECH3108), University of Adelaide  (2012 - 2015)
  • Introduction to Sports Engineering (MECH1104), University of Adelaide [Guest Lecturer] (2012 - current)
  • Fundamentals of Injury Biomechanics (MECH436), University of British Columbia (2010)

Student Supervision

Current Students

PhD

  • Ryan Quarrington, University of Adelaide. "Investigating the injury mechanisms of cervical facet dislocation" (Supervisor) [Recipient of APA & Dawes Top-up Scholarship, Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Foundation]
  • Érica Beaucage-Gauvreau, University of Adelaide. "Bending and lifting techniques for low back pain" (Supervisor) [Recipient of Endeavour Scholarship & SafeWork SA Supplementary Scholarship]
  • Fawzia AlZahrani, University of Adelaide. "Fracture Resistance and Micro-CT Evaluation of Endodontically Treated Teeth Restored with New Short Glass Fibre Reinforced Composite Used As Post and Core" (Co-supervisor)
  • Hamidreza Farhoudi, Flinders University. "Fretting and corrosion of hip joint implants" (Adjunct Supervisor)
  • Tim Pointon, Flinders University. "Paramedic cervical spine immobilisation techniques"(Adjunct Supervisor)

Undergraduate

  • Rachael Killian (2016/17 Summer Research Project, Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide)
  • Danika Hunt (2016/17 Summer Research Project, Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide)

Previous students

  • Sarah Burton (2015/16 Summer Research Project & 2016 Honours Project, Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): "Microstructure of rotator cuff tendon and interaction with suture during tearing".
  • Alexander Coventry (2015/16 Summer Research Project): "Passive spine testing rig".
  • Hannah Andrews (2015/16 Summer Research Project): "Passive spine testing rig".
  • Margaret Gayen (2015 Honours Project, Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): "Design of a paramedic training mannequin neck". Recipient of the Mechatronics Prize & the Best Themed Project across Faculty Prize, Ingenuity 2015, University of Adelaide;  2015 IMechE Speak out for Engineering Competition: 1st Prize South Australia, 2nd Prize National.
  • Maria Guerin (2014/15 Summer Research Project, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): "Design of a paramedic training mannequin neck".
  • Raja Baksi (2014/15 Summer Research Project, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): "Design of a paramedic training mannequin neck". Recipient of the 2014/15 University of Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship.
  • Shabnam Torabiardakani (2014/15 Summer Research Project, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide): "Case note review of cervical spine injuries at the RAH".
  • Thomas Neadley (2014 Honours Project, Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): “Developing a validated biomechanical model of the paediatric spine”. Recipient of the Materials and Structures Prize, 2014 Mech Expo, University of Adelaide.
  • Kirsty Tanner (2014 Honours Project, Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): Developing a validated biomechanical model of the paediatric spine”. Recipient of the 2013/14 University of Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship. Recipient of the Materials and Structures Prize, 2014 Mech Expo, University of Adelaide.
  • Wan Norwadi (2014 Honours Project, Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): "Biomechanical evaluation of a novel 'arm-to-thigh' bending and lifting technique". Recipient of the Sports Engineering & Biomechanics Prize, 2014 Mech Expo, University of Adelaide.   
  • Louise Thomas (2014 Honours Project, Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): "Biomechanical evaluation of a novel 'arm-to-thigh' bending and lifting technique". Recipient of the Sports Engineering & Biomechanics Prize, 2014 Mech Expo, University of Adelaide.
  • Alex Martin (2014 Research Project, Mechatronics Engineering, University of Adelaide): "Custom software for quantitative evaluation of cervical facet dislocation".    
  • Susie Hui Zhao (2013 Honours Project, Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide) “Biomechanical evaluation of a novel suture anchor design for rotator cuff tendon repair” (co-supervised with Mr William Robertson).
  • Amy Lewis (2012/13 Summer Research Project, University of Adelaide): “Comparison of radiographic measures of vertebral slip”.
  • Jack King (2012/13 Summer Research Project, University of Adelaide): “Biomechanical testing of a novel rotator cuff repair suture anchor”.
  • Justin DeBlasio (2012/13 Summer Research Project, University of Adelaide): “Detailed design of an apparatus for spinal flexibility testing with step-wise pure moment application”.
  • Petar Tcherveniakov (2012 BMedSci Hon (1st Class), School of Medicine, University of Adelaide): Biomechanical assessment of the Spinous Process Osteotomy (SPO) technique for decompression of lumbar degenerative spinal canal stenosis(co-supervised with Professor Brian Freeman). Recipient of Medtronic Spinal Research Prize, Spine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting 2013.
  • Scott Caddick (2012/13 Honours, Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): “Design and commissioning of an apparatus for spinal flexibility testing with step-wise pure moment application” (co-supervised with Mr William Robertson). Recipient of 2012 Mech Expo Best Poster Prize, University of Adelaide.
  • Bartholomew Scicchitano (2012 Honours (1st Class), Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): “Development and validation of digital image correlation technique for strain measurement on pars interarticularis” (co-supervised with Mr William Robertson).
  • Ryan Quarrington (2012 Honours (1st Class), Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide): “Mechanical testing of bones subjected to intrauterine growth restriction” (co-supervised with Mr William Robertson). Recipient of 2011/12 University of Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship; 2012 Mech Expo ARI Research Impact Award, University of Adelaide; and, 2nd Prize at the Engineers Australia (SA) and Society for Medical and Biological Engineering Biomedical Engineering Student Papers Night.
  •  Cheequn Liu (2009 Summer and graduate project, University of British Columbia):  “Mechanical testing of porcine dura mater and development of a surrogate dura with electrospinning methods” (co-supervised with Prof. Frank Ko).

  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Spinal Biomechanics
  • Sports Engineering

AOSpine Australia New Zealand Project Grant (2017) – CHF$5,000. "Validation of a full-body musculoskeletal model with detailed lumbar spine, for estimating spinal muscle and joint loads in bending and lifting tasks” (Principal Investigators: Jones, Beaucage-Gauvreau, Thewlis, Robertson, Fraser, Freeman)

AOSpine Australia New Zealand Project Grant (2016) – CHF$5,000. “Non-invasive biomechanics of intervertebral disc using dynamic MRI methods” (Principal Investigators: Clarke, Costi, Jones, Bilston, Tsourtos, Qiu)

Conquer Paralysis Now Collaboration Grant (2016-17) "Evaluation of duraplasty surgical intervention following traumatic SCI in a pre-clinical model." (Principal Investigators: Leonard, Jones, Freeman)

Flinders University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Equipment Grant (2015) "Motion capture system for biomechanical evaluation of the efficacy of neck immobilisation techniques utilised by paramedics in the out-of-hospital setting" (Principal Investigators: Pointon, Rayner, Grantham, Jones, Freeman)

DePuy-Synthes Spine (Johnson & Johnson Pty Ltd) Research Grant (2015-16) "Develop and characterize a pre-clinical model of traumatic spinal cord injury." (Principal Investigators: Freeman, Jones, Leonard)

University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, Equipment Grant (2015)1kN biaxial load cell for Instron 8874 (Principal Investigators: Richards, Marino, Jones)

AOSpine Australia & New Zealand Research Project Grant (2015)Towards improved understanding of the mechanisms underlying cervical facet fracture and dislocation: quantitative evaluation of facet deflection and loading” (Principal Investigators: Jones, Freeman, Costi)

Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund, Clinical Project Grant (2015). "Quantitative evaluation of facet deflection and loading in the human cervical spine." (Principal Investigators: Jones, Freeman, Costi)

Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund, Mary Overton Project Grant (2014). "A novel 'arm-to-thigh' bracing technique for one-handed reaching and lifting tasks in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative spondylolisthesis: biomechanical evaluation of spine and knee loads, and patient reported pain." (Principal Investigators: Fraser, Jones, Thewlis)

Northern Communities Health Foundation (2013-2014). “Rotator cuff repairs mode of failure; a video, biomechanical and microstructure assessment .” (Principal Investigators: Bain, Jones, Awwad)

Northern Communities Health Foundation (2012-2013). “A biomechanical comparison of suture bridge double row fixation and suture bridge double row fixation with an additional medial grasping suture.” (Principal Investigators: Bain, Eng, Jones, Awwad, Mclean, Keogh)

Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund, Mary Overton Project Grant (2012). “Investigating the mechanical response of the developing spine to spondylolysis loading patterns with a novel strain measurement technique.” (Principal Investigators: Jones, Freeman, Moore)

Start-up Grant, AO Foundation (2012-2013). “Understanding the biomechanical origins of pars defects – towards a biofidelic in vitro model of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis” (Principal Investigators: Jones, Cripton, Freeman, Moore)

University of Adelaide, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), Research Equipment and Infrastructure Funding & ECMS Faculty Funding (2012) . “High speed cameras for biomechanics research” (Investigators: Codrington, Grimshaw, Jones)

 Refereed journal articles

  1. Farhoudi H, Oskouei RH, Zanoosi AAP, Jones CF, Taylor M (accepted 2/12/2016) An analytical calculation of frictional and bending moments at the head-neck interface of hip joint implants during different physiological activities. Materials 2016
  2. Freeman BJ, Kuliwaba JS, Jones CF, Shu CC, Colloca CJ, Zarrinkalam MR, Mulaibrahimovic A, Gronthos S, Zannettino AC, Howell S. (in press 2016) Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells Promote Healing in Postero-lateral annular lesions and improve indices of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration in an ovine model. Spine 2016 Feb 23 (Epub)
  3. van de Pol G, Iselin L, Callary SA, Thewlis D, Jones CF, Atkins GJ, Solomon LB. (2015) Impaction bone grafting has potential as an adjunct to the surgical stabilisation of osteoporotic tibial plateau fractures: early results of a case series. Injury. 46(6):1089-96. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.02.019. Epub 2015 Feb 27.
  4. Farhoudi H, Taylor M, Jones CF, Oskouei R. (in press 2015) A novel analytical approach for determining the frictional moments and torques acting on modular femoral components in total hip replacements. Journal of Biomechanics. 48(6):976-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.02.010. Epub 2015 Feb 12.
  5. Awwad GE, Eng K, Bain GI, McGuire D, Jones CF. (2014) Medial grasping sutures significantly improve load to failure of the rotator cuff suture bridge repair. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 23(5):720-8. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2013.08.004. Epub 2013 Dec 2.
  6. Jones CF, Lee JHT, Okon EB, Burstyn U, Kwon BK, and Cripton PA. (in press) Cerebrospinal fluid pressures resulting from experimental traumatic spinal cord injuries in a pig model. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering [accepted 14 April 2013].
  7. Lee JHT, Jones CF, Okon EB, Anderson L, Tigchelaar S, Kooner P, Godbey T, Chua B, Gray G, Hildebrandt R, Cripton PA, Tetzlaff W and Kwon BK. (2013) A novel porcine model of traumatic thoracic spinal cord injury. J Neurotrauma 2013 Feb 1;30(3):142-59. Epub 2013 Jan 14. [PMID:23316955].
  8. Jones CF, Newell RS, Lee JHT, Cripton PA and Kwon BK. (2012) Pressure distribution of cerebrospinal fluid responds to residual compression and decompression in an animal model of acute spinal cord injury. Spine. (Phila Pa 1976), 37(23):E1422-31. [PMID: 22869059].
  9. Jones CF, Lee JHT, Kwon BK and Cripton PA. (2012) Development of a large animal model to measure dynamic cerebrospinal fluid pressure during spinal cord injury. J Neurosurgery: Spine.2012 Jun;16(6):624-35. Epub 2012 Apr 20. [PMID:22519927]
  10. Jones CF, Kwon BK and Cripton PA. (2012) Gross morphological changes of the spinal cord immediately after surgical decompression in a large animal model of traumatic spinal cord injury. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Jul 1;37(15):E890-E899. [PMID:22433504]
  11. Zhu Q, Itshayek E, Jones CF, Schwab T, Larson CR, Lenke LG and Cripton PA. (2012) Kinematic evaluation of one- and two-level Maverick lumbar total disc replacement caudal to a long thoracolumbar spinal fusion. Eur Spine J. 2012 Jun;21 Suppl 5:599-611. Epub 2012 Apr 25. [PMID: 22531900]
  12. Jones CF, Kwon BK and Cripton PA. (2012) Mechanical indicators of injury severity are decreased with increased thecal sac dimension in a bench-top model of contusion type spinal cord injury. Journal of Biomechanics. 2012 Apr 5;45(6):1003-10. Epub 2012 Feb 18. [PMID: 22349113]
  13. Kroeker SG, Morley PL, Jones CF, Bilston LE, Cripton PA. (2009) The development of an improved physical surrogate model of the human spinal cord: tension and transverse compression. Journal of Biomechanics, May 11;42(7):878-83. Epub 2009 Mar 6. [PMID:19268950]
  14. Jones CF, Kroeker SG, Cripton PA, and Hall RM. (2008) The effect of cerebrospinal fluid on the biomechanics of spinal cord: an ex vivo bovine model using bovine and physical surrogate spinal cord. Spine, Aug 1;33(17):E580-8. [PMID:18670325]
  15. Jones CF, Stoffel K, Ozturk HE, Stachowiak GW. (2004) The effect of surface active phospholipids on the lubrication of osteoarthritic sheep knee joints – Wear. Tribology Letters, 16(4) 291-296.
  16. Ozturk HE, Stoffel K, Jones CF, Stachowiak GW. (2004) The effect of surface active phospholipids on the lubrication of osteoarthritic sheep knee joints – Friction. Tribology Letters, 16(4) 283-289.

 

Selected conference presentations

  1. CF Jones, BK Kwon, PA Cripton. Developing a large animal model of SCI for investigating intrathecal pressure and cord morphology: results and lessons learned. Australian Neurotrauma Symposium, 16-19th October 2014, Adelaide, SA.
  2. CF Jones, A Morris, WSP Robertson, S Callary, M Sandow. Biomechanical evaluation of a novel suture anchor for rotator cuff repair. Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, 21-23rd September 2014, Adelaide, SA.
  3. H Farhoudi, R Oskouei, CF Jones, M Taylor. Three-dimensional frictional moment induced from head-cup bearings of hip joint implants. Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, 21-23rd September 2014, Adelaide, SA. [Podium]
  4. P Tcherveniakov, Fraser RD, Freeman BJC, Jones CF. Is there an association between abdominal muscle morphology and degenerative spondylolisthesis? The Spine Society of Australia 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, 19-21st April 2013, Perth, Australia.

  5. CF Jones, G Awwad, K Eng, G Bain. A biomechanical comparison of rotator cuff repair techniques: suture bridge double row fixation with and without medial grasping suture. Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society 18th Annual Scientific Meeting, 30th Aug – 1st Sept, 2012, Perth, Australia.
  6. CF Jones, K Dalzell, S Sandler, R Fraser. Association between abdominal muscle weakening and degenerative spondylolisthesis: retrospective CT image analysis. ACSR Spinal Research Symposium X, 2-4th August 2012, Barossa Valley, Australia.
  7. CF Jones, RS Newell, JHT Lee, PA Cripton, BK Kwon. The pressure distribution of cerebrospinal fluid responds to residual compression and decompression in an animal model of acute spinal cord injury. ACSR Spinal Research Symposium IX, 9-11th August 2011, Adelaide, Australia.
  8. Lee JHT, Jones CF, Okon EB, Tigchelaar S, Godbey TS, Chua B, Stammers AMT, Cripton PC, Miller FD, Tetzlaff W, Kwon BK. Development of a Novel Porcine Model of Spinal Cord Injury, 2011 International Conference on Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation (Combined ASIA-ISCOS Meeting) Washington DC, June 6, 2011 Awarded 2nd Place, Best Presentation, by the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS).
  9. CF Jones, RS Newell, JHT Lee, PA Cripton, BK Kwon. The pressure distribution of cerebrospinal fluid responds to residual compression and decompression in an animal model of acute spinal cord injury. The Spine Society of Australia 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, 15-17th April 2011, Melbourne, Australia.
  10. CF Jones, BK Kwon, PA Cripton. Gross morphological changes of the spinal cord immediately after surgical decompression in a large animal model of traumatic spinal cord injury. The Spine Society of Australia 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, 15-17th April 2011, Melbourne, Australia.
  11. U Burstyn, EB Okon, CF Jones, AT Stammers, PS Kooner, TO Wong, JHT Lee, TS Godbey, B Chua, G Gray, BK Kwon (Program No. 468.14) Histologic and behavioral outcomes in a porcine model of acute spinal cord injury. Neuroscience 2010,  November 13-17, 2010 San Diego, CA.
  12. PA Cripton, CF Jones, CY Greaves, E Itshayek, C.Demetropoulos. Motion-preserving spine implants under traumatic loading conditions. ASTM Symposium on Static and Dynamic Spinal Implants: Are We Evaluating Them Appropriately? November 16 2010; San Antonio, TX.
  13. CF Jones, JHT Lee, BK Kwon, PA Cripton. Cerebrospinal fluid pressure wave during spinal cord injury may contribute to primary injury in a porcine model.  Proceedings of the 28th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium; June 14-17, 2010, Las Vegas, USA.
  14. CF Jones, JHT Lee, BK Kwon, PA Cripton. Cerebrospinal fluid pressures during dynamic contusion-type spinal cord injury in a pig model. 6th Annual Ohio Injury Biomechanics Symposium; 16-18 May, 2010; Columbus, OH, USA.
  15. CF Jones, BK Kwon, PA Cripton. Cerebrospinal fluid pressures measured during spinal cord injury in a novel pig model (Program No. 542.27). Neuroscience 2009, October 17-21, 2009, Chicago, IL.
  16. JE Hillyer, CF Jones, JHT Lee, R Hildebrandt, G Gray, T Godbey, BK Kwon; Development of a chronic porcine model of spinal cord injury  (Program No. 542.26). Neuroscience, October 17-21, 2009, Chicago, IL.
  17. CF Jones, BK Kwon, PA Cripton. Cerebrospinal fluid pressures measured during spinal cord injury in a novel pig model, Neurotrauma 2009: Second Joint Symposium of the International and National Neurotrauma Societies, September 7-11, 2009, Santa Barbara, Californi.
  18. Q Zhu, CF Jones, E Itshayek, T Schwab, CR Larson, L Lenke and PA Cripton. Maverick total disc replacement in the lower lumbar spine adjacent to a long spinal fusion: an in vitro biomechanical study of kinematics, Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; July 3-6, 2009, Whistler, Canada.
  19. CF Jones, Q Zhu, E Itshayek, T Schwab, CR Larson, L Lenke and PA Cripton. Vertebral body and facet joint loading with multilevel Maverick total disc replacement adjacent to a long spinal fusion, Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; July 3-6, 2009, Whistler, Canada. [Poster]
  20. Van Toen (née Greaves), CY, Jones, CF Nelson, TS, Street, J, Cripton, PA. Development of an in vitro model of head-first impact with a Hybrid III head, surrogate spinal cord and simulated neck muscles. 5th Annual Ohio Injury Biomechanics Symposium; 17-19 May, 2009; Columbus, OH, USA.
  21. PA Cripton, CF Jones, E Itshayek, C Greaves, Motion-preserving spine implants under traumatic loading. at the Aerospace Medical Association's 80th Annual Scientific Meeting May 3-7, 2009, Los Angeles, USA.
  22. Ming K, Abugharbieh R, Jones CF, Greaves CY, Yung A, Tetzlaff W, Kozlowski P, Cripton PA. Technique for Quantitative Analysis of Cervical Myelopathy using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Proceedings of the Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting; December 4-8, 2008, Austin, USA.
  23. Van Toen (née Greaves), CY, Nelson, TS, Jones, CF, Street, J, Cripton, PA. Development of an in vitro model of head-first impact with a Hybrid III head, surrogate spinal cord and simulated neck muscles. Proceedings of the 36th NHTSA International Workshop on Human Subjects for Biomechanical Research; November 2, 2008, San Antonio, Texas.
  24. Nelson, TS, Van Toen (née Greaves), CY, Jones, CF, Street, J, Cripton, PA. Experimental Impact to the Hybrid III Head and Cadaveric Cervical Spine with an Advanced Muscle Force Replication System. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Workshop on Biomechanical Experiments; September 16, 2008, Bern, Switzerlan.
  25. CF Jones, BK Kwon, PA Cripton. Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressures Associated with Spinal Cord Injury: Pilot Study in a Large Animal Model.  Proceedings of the 26th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium; July 27-30, 2008, Orlando, USA
  26. Ming K, Abugharbieh R, Jones CF, Greaves CY, Yung A, Tetzlaff W, Kozlowski P, Cripton PA. In vivo and non-invasive analysis of spinal cord deformations for rodent research using magnetic resonance imaging. Proceedings of the 26th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium; July 27-30, 2008, Orlando, USA
  27. CF Jones, E Itshayek, Q Zhu, T Schwab, CR Larson, L Lenke and PA Cripton. Evaluation of tissue loading in response to one- and two-level Maverick total disc replacement adjacent to a long spinal fusion. Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Meeting Advanced Spine Techniques; July 8-11, 2008, Hong Kong.
  28. Q Zhu, E Itshayek, CF Jones, T Schwab, CR Larson, L Lenke and PA Cripton. Kinematic evaluation of one- and two-level Maverick total disc replacement adjacent to a long spinal fusion. Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Meeting Advanced Spine Techniques; July 8-11, 2008, Hong Kong
  29. CF Jones, BK Kwon, E Itshayek, J Markez, C Dennison, D Singlehurst, P Wild, P.A. Cripton Development and pilot results from a large animal study to measure cerebrospinal fluid pressure before, during and after spinal cord injury. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Ohio Injury Biomechanics Symposium; 18-20 May, 2008, Columbus, OH, USA.
  30. Jones CF, Kwon BK, Dennison C, Wild P, Markez  J, Cripton PA. A large animal model to measure cerebrospinal fluid pressures associated with spinal cord injury: development and preliminary results. NorthWest Biomechanics Symposium; 12-13 May 2008, Boise State University.

 

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