Adrija Sharma

Research Assistant Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department

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Dr. Sharma is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Dr. Sharma received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, India and his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Prior to his current position, Dr. Sharma worked as a Research Instructor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University. His research interest is in orthopedic biomechanics and focuses on experimental and computational method to study musculoskeletal disorders and its applications in artificial joints, injury and osteoarthritis. In 2010 he received the John Insall Award for his novel work on patellar crepitus.

Focus Areas: Kinematic and Kinetic Analysis of Human Movement | Development of Analytical Tools to Study Implant Performance | Application of Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition to Study Clinical Outcomes

Skills and Expertise: Multibody Dynamics | Finite Element Analysis | Optimization Techniques | Fluoroscopy | Machine Learning | Statistical Modeling | GUI Development | Product Development

Selected Publications:

In Vivo Determination of Cam-Post Engagement in Fixed and Mobile-bearing TKA
S.M. Zingde, F. Leszko, A. Sharma, M.R. Mahfouz, R.D. Komistek, and D.A. Dennis, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, DOI 10.1007/s11999-013-3257-3, 2013.
Clinical and Statistical Correlation of Various Lumbar Pathological Conditions
J.M. Johnson, M.R. Mahfouz, N.V. Battaglia, A. Sharma, J.S. Cheng, and R.D. Komistek, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 683-8, 2013.
Contact Mechanics of the Human Knee
A. Sharma and R.D. Komistek, Insall Scott Surgery of the Knee, 5th edition, Chapter 15. Elsevier, 2011.
Asymptomatic Same-site Recurrent Disc Herniation After Lumbar Discectomy: Results of a Prospective Longitudinal Study with Two-year Serial Imaging
R.L. Lebow, O. Adogwa, S.L. Parker, A. Sharma, J. Cheng, and M.J. McGirt, Spine, vol. 36, no. 25, pp. 2147-51, 2011.
Control-Matched Evaluation of Patellar Crepitus After Total Knee Arthroplasty
D.A. Dennis, R.H. Kim, D.R. Johnson, B.D. Springer, T.K. Fehring, and A. Sharma, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 469, no. 1, pp. 10-7, 2011.
In Vivo Kinematics Evaluation in Flexion of Patients Implanted with Primary TKA
A. Sharma, R.D. Komistek, and M.R. Mahfouz, Techniques in Knee Surgery, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 66-72, 2011.
In Vivo Patellofemoral Forces in High Flexion Total Knee Arthroplasty
A. Sharma, F. Leszko, R.D. Komistek, G.R. Scuderi, H.E. Cates Jr, and F. Liu, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 642-8, 2008.
High Flexion TKA Designs: What are their in Vivo Contact Mechanics?
A. Sharma, R.D. Komistek, G.R. Scuderi, and H.E. Cates Jr., Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 464, pp. 117-26, 2007.
In Vivo Contact Pressures in Total Knee Arthroplasty
A. Sharma, R.D. Komistek, C.S. Ranawat, D.A. Dennis, and M.R. Mahfouz, Journal of Arthroplasty , vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 404-16, 2007.
In Vivo Evaluation of Dynamic Characteristics of the Normal, Fused and Disc Replacement Cervical Spine
F. Liu, J. Cheng, R.D. Komistek, M.R. Mahfouz, and A. Sharma, Spine, vol. 32, no. 23, pp. 2578-84, 2007.