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I. Clinical Applications

II. Material and Device Testing

1. Upper Limb

2. Lower Limb

3. Spine

4. Miscellaneous

1. Biological

2. Devices


I. Clinical Aplications

1. Upper Limb

Patel AA, Alhandi AA, Milne EL, Dy CJ, Latta LL, Ouellette, EA: “Biomechanical Analysis of All-Inside, Arthroscopic Suture Repair Versus Extensor Retinaculum Capsulorrhaphy for Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears with Instability”, JHSA, 31 March 2016: 387-393.

Latta L, Sawardeker P, Kam C, Milne E, Ouellette, Elizabeth: “Biomechanical Differences between Bipolar and Monopolar Radial Heads following Radial Head Arthroplasty”, Bone Joint J vol. 95-B no. SUPP 34 523 2013

Jones CM, Kam CC, Ouellette EA, Milne EL, Kaimirajh DN, Latta LL: ”Comparison of 2 Forearm Reconstructions for Longitundinal Radioulnar Dissociation: A Cadaver Study”, J Hand Surg Am, 37-4:741-7, 2012

Dy CJ, Ouellette EA, Makowski A, Milne E, Latta L: “Peripheral Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears Cause Ulnocarpal Instability: A Biomechanical Pilot Study”, Clin Orthop Relat Res 470:2771–2775, 2012

Rayhack JM, Gasser SI, Latta LL, Ouellette EA, Milne EL: Precision oblique osteotomy for shortening of the ulna, J Hand Surg Am, 18(5):908-18, 1993

Zagorski JB, Zych GA, Latta LL, Finnieston AR: "Orthotic Design and Application for Functional Treatment of Fractures II: Upper Limb Applications. Internat J Orthop Trauma.; 3:64,1993

Ouellette EA, Kato S, Nakamura K, Latta LL, Burkhalter WE: "Mechanical Evaluation of Internal and External Fixation for Metacarpal Fractures, ASTM STP-1200, Clinical and Laboratory Performance of Bone Plates, Paul Harvey, Jr. and Robert F. Games, Eds.., American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, 1994

Rayhack JM, Gasser SI, Milne EL, Latta LL: "Biomechanics of Ulnar Osteotomies and Plate Fixation", Clinical and Laboratory Performance of Bone Plates, ASTM STP 1217, J. Paul Harvey, Jr. and Robert F. Games, Eds.., American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, 1994

Saitoh S, Nakatsuchi Y, Latta LL, Milne EL: Distribution of Bone Mineral Density and Bone Strength of the Proximal Humerus. J Shoulder Elbow Surg.; 3-4:234 242., 1994

McQueen M, MacLennan W, Latta LL: Fractures of the distal radius in elderly people. Geriatric Orthopaedics. Clift, B. and Rowley, D.I. Eds.,, Publisher Chapman & Hall. 1995

Hechtman KS, Tjin-a-Tsoi EW, Uribe JW, Zvijac JE, Milne EL, Latta LL: Biomechanics of a less invasive procedure for ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow. Amer. J. Sports Med., 26-5:620-624, 1998

Sarmiento A, Latta LL, Zych GA, McKeever P, Zagorski JB: Isolated ulnar shaft fractures treated with functional braces. J Orthop Trauma.;12:420-4, 1998

Sarmiento, A, Waddell, JP, Latta, LL. Diaphyseal humeral fractures: treatment options, J Bone Joint Surg., 83A-10:1566-1579, 1999

Sarmiento A, Zagorski JB, Zych GA, Latta LL, Capps CA Functional bracing for the treatment of fractures of the humeral diaphysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am., 82(4):478-86, Apr 2000

Sanders R, Haidukewych GJ, Milne EL, Latta LL Minimal versus maximal plate fixation techniques of the ulna: the biomechanical effect of number of screws and plate length. J Orthop Trauma. 16(3):166-71, Mar 2002

Ouellette EA, Dennis JJ, Milne EL, Latta LL, Makowski A-L: The Role of Soft Tissues in Metacarpal Fracture Fixation, Clin Orthop., (412):169-75, 2003

Ouellette EA, Dennis JJ, Latta LL, Milne EL, Makowski A-L: The role of soft tissues in plate fixation of proximal phalanx fractures, Clin Orthop Rel Res, (418):1-8, 2004

Sarmiento A, Latta LL, Conservative treatment of humeral shaft fractures. Unfallchirurg. German Trauma Assoc., Sept., 2007

Kam CC , Jones CM , Fennema JL , Latta LL , Ouellette EA , Evans PJ, Suturebutton construct for interosseous ligament reconstruction in longitudinal radioulnar dissociations: a biomechanical study.J Hand Surg Am, 35(10): 162632 2010



2. Lower Limb

Diamond M, Bonner A, Pedroso D, Milne E, Latta L: “Biomechanical Analysis of UCBL with Articulated Ankle AFO in a Simulated Stage II Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction”, JSM Foot & Ankle 1(2): 1007, 2016

Sarmiento A, Latta LL Factors controlling the behavior of tibial fractures: a correlation of clinical and laboratory studies. Kappa Delta Award Paper. J Bone Joint Surg.; 58A:724, 1976

Milne EL, Latta LL, Kimmel B, Weiss C: "Pullout Strength of Sliding Screws in Normal and Osteopenic Femoral Heads". Contemp. Orthop. 17-5:79-83, 1988

Zagorski JB, Zych GA, Latta LL, Finnieston AR "Orthotic design and application for functional treament of tibial shaft fractures." J Prosthetics & Orthotics.;4-3:126-140, 1992

Yoshimine F, Latta LL, Milne EL: "Sliding characteristics of compression hip screws in the intertrochanteric fracture: a clinical study", J Orthop Trauma, 7(4):348-53,1993

Hutson JJ, Zych GA, Cole JD, Johnson KD, Ostermann P, Milne EL, Latta LL: Mechanical Failures of Intramedullary Tibial Nails Applied without Reaming. Clin Orthop, (315):129-37, 1995

Yoshimine F, Latta LL, Milne EL: Effect of Screw-plate Angle and Barrel Engagement in Relation to Screw Extension - A Biomechanical Analysis of Intertrochanteric Fracture in Osteoporotic and Normal femora. J. Jap. Orthop., 7:275, 1995

Sarmiento A, Burkhalter WE, Latta LL: Functional bracing in the treatment of delayed union and nonunion of the tibia. Internat. J. Orthop. 27-1:26-9, 2003.

Ostermann PAW, Schweitzer N, Latta LL, Milne EL, Biedermann L. Biomechanical evaluation of the cylindrical titanium mesh cage for the treatment of segmental defects of the tibia. Osteo. Trauma Care, 12:116-120, 2004

Sarmiento A Latta LL. A radiographic review of 135 total hip Charnley arthroplasties followed between 15 and 35 years. Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 73(3):145-50, Jun 2006

Sarminto A, Latta LL, Functional treatment of closed segmental fractures of the tibia, Acta Chir Orthop.Traumatol Cech. 75(5):325-31, Oct 2008

Lavernia CJ, Baerga L, Barrack RL, Tozakoglou E, Cook SD, Latta LL, Rossi,MD: The effects of blood and fat on morse taper disassembly forces, Am J Orthop, 38-4:187-190, 2009

Sarmiento A, Latta LL: A Surgical technique for the prevention of lysis, Acta Chirurgiae Orthopedica et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca., 76:85-89, 2009.

Sarmiento A, Latta LL: Randomized Trial of Reamed and Unreamed Intramedullary Nailing of Tibial Shaft Fractures, J Bone Joint Surg., 91:1274, 2009



3. Spine

Norton RP, Milne EL, Kaimrajh DN, Eismont FJ, Latta LL, Williams SK: “Biomechanical analysis of four- versus six-screw constructs for short-segment pedicle screw and rod instrumentation of unstable thoracolumbar compression fractures”. Spine J, 14(8):1734-9. j.spinee.2014.01.035, 2014

Norton RP, Lindsey RW, Baria D, Kaimrajh D, Milne EL, Latta L: “Effects of Lumbosacral Fusion on Sacroiliac Joint Biomechanics”, The Spine Journal, 13-9, Supp. P.S101, Sept 2013

Prasarn ML, Baria D, Milne EL, Latta LL, Sukovich W: "Adjacent Level Biomechanics after Single versus Multilevel Cervical Spine Fusion: Laboratory Investigation" - J Neurosurg.: Spine, Feb Vol. 16/No. 2, 172-77, 2012

Scuderi GJ, Greenberg SS, Latta LL, Cohen DS, Eismont FJ Biomechanical evaluation of magnetic resonance imaging-compatible wire in cervical spine fixation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 18(14):1991-4, 1994

Richter D, Latta LL, Milne EL, Varkarakis GM, Biedermann L, Ekkernkamp A, Ostermann PAW: Mobility of unstable fractures of the odontoid during helmet removal - a biomechanical study, Neurosurgery, 39-1:210-215, 1996

Ono A, Brown MD, Latta LL, Milne EL, Holmes DC: Triangulated pedicle screw construct technique and pull-out strength of conical and cylindrical screws, J Spinal Disord, 14(4):323-9, 2001

Richter D, Latta LL, Milne EL, Varkarakis GM, Biedermann L, Ekkernkamp A, Ostermann PA: The stabilizing effects of different orthoses in the intact and unstable upper cervical spine - a cadaver study, J Trauma, 50(5):848-54, 2001

Laun RA, Lignitz E, Haase N, Latta LL, Ekkernkamp A, Richter D Mobility of unstable fractures of the odontoid during helmet removal. A biomechanical study. Unfallchirurg. 105(12):1092-6, Dec 2002

Richter D, Latta LL, Milne EL, Biedermann L, Ekkernkamp A, Ostermann PAW, Der Stabilixierungseffekt ver-schiedener Orthesen auf die intaket und verlitzte obere Halswirbelsaule Eind biomechanische Untersuchung, Orthopadie Technik, 7-02:580-582, 2003

Prasarn M, Baria D, Milne E, Latta L, Sukovich W. "Adjacent Level Biomechanics Following Single versus Multi-level Cervical Spine Fusion. Laboratory investigation", J. of Neurosurg.: Spine.


4. Miscellaneous

Prasarn M, Zych GA, Baria D, Kaimrajh DN, Milne EL, Latta LL: “A Biomechanical Study of 4-Hole Pubic Symphyseal Plating: Locked versus Unlocked Constructs”, Orthop., 20120621-15:1028, 2012

Delcroix GJ-R, Kaimrajh DN, Baria D, Cooper S, Reiner T, Latta LL, D’Ippolito G, Schiller P, Temple HT: “Histological, biomechanical and biological evaluation of fan folded iliotibial band allografts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction”, J Arthroscopic Related Surg,, 29(4):756-765, 2013.

Altman RD, Latta LL, Keer R, Remfree K, Hornicek FJ, Banovac K Effects of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs on fracture healing: a laboratory study in rats. J Orthop Trauma. 9(5):392-400, 1995

Sarmiento A, Latta LL Functional fracture bracing - a manual. Lippincott-Williams & Wilkens, Philadelphia, PA, 2002

Lindsey RW, Gugala Z, Milne EL, Sun M, Gannon FH, Latta LL: The efficacy of cylindrical titanium mesh cage for the reconstruction of a critical-size canine segmental femoral diaphyseal defect, J. Orthop. Research, 38:1438-1446, 2006.

Sarmiento A, Latta LL The evolution of functional bracing of fractures. J. Bone Joint Surg., 88B-2:141-148, 2006

Latta LL, Milne EL, Kaimrajh DN. “Building a biomechanical model”, J. Orthop. Trauma, 25-8:454-458, 2011




II. Material and Device Testing

1. Biological

Altman RD, Tenenbaum J, Latta L, Riskin W, Blanco LN, Howell DS. "Biomechanical & biochemical properties of dog cartilage in experimentally induced osteoarthritis." Ann Rheum Dis.43(1):83-90, Feb 1984

Saitoh S, Nakatsuchi Y, Latta L, Milne E: An Absence of Structural Changes in the Proximal Femur with Osteoporosis, Skeletal Radiol, 22(6):425-31, 1993

Saitoh S, Nakatsuchi Y, Matsumoto, Milne EL, Latta LL: Osteoporosis of the proximal humerus: comparison of bone mineral density and mechanical strength with the proximal femur. J. Shoulder Elbow Surg., 2-2:78-84, 1993

Saitoh S, Nakatsuchi, Latta LL, Milne EL: Distribution of Bone Mineral Density and Bone Strength of the Proximal Humerus, J. Shoulder Elbow Surg., 3-4:234, 1994

Chan DB, Temple HT, Latta LL, Mahure S, Dennis J, Kaplan LD: A Biomechanical Comparison of FanFolded, SingleLooped Fascia Lata With Other Graft Tissues as a Suitable Substitute for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Arthroscopy, 26(12):1641-7, Epub, Sep 27, 2010.


2. Devices

Gaebler C, Stanzl-Tschegg S, Heinze B, Holper B, Milne T, Berger G, Vecsei V Fatigue strength of locking screws and prototypes used in small-diameter tibial nails: A biomechanical study. J Trauma. 47(2):379-84, Aug 1999

Gaebler C, Speitling A, Milne EL, Stanzl-Tschegg S, Vecsei V, Latta L: A new modular testing system for biomechanical evaluation of tibial intramedullary fixation devices, Injury,32(9):708-712, 2001

Milne EL, Latta LL, Malik S, Brusovanik G. The biomechanics of intramedullary fixation devices for the lower limb. Osteo. Trauma Care, 12:100-107, 2004

Latta L: Rehabilitation, Orthotics, in Medical Devices and Instrumentation, Webster, J (Ed), John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 6:80-93, 2006.

Lindsey RW, Gugala Z, Milne EL, Sun M, Gannon FH, Latta LL: The efficacy of cylindrical titanium mesh cage for the reconstruction of a critical-size canine segmental femoral diaphyseal defect. J Orthop Res, 24(7):1438-53, Jul 2006





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