Publications

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Peer-Reviewed

  1. Goldschmidt S., Collins C., Hetzel S., Ploeg H., Soukup J.W., The influence axial grooves on the dislodgement resistance of prosthetic metal crowns in dog maxillary fourth premolar teeth, Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, in press, Nov. 2015.
  2. Goldschmidt S., Collins C., Hetzel S., Ploeg H., Soukup J.W., The influence axial grooves on the dislodgement resistance of prosthetic metal crowns in dog maxillary canine teeth, Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, in press, Nov. 2015.
  3. Goldschmidt S., Zimmerman C., Collins C., Hetzel S., Ploeg H., Soukup J.W., The influence force direction on the fracture pattern and fracture resistance of canine teeth in dogs, Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, in press, July 2015.
  4. Slane J., Vivanco J., Squire M., Ploeg H., Characterization of the quasi-static and creep properties of orthopaedic bone cement at the macro and nanoscales, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B Applied Biomaterials, available online, April 2016. DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.33687
  5. Meyer L.A., Johnson M.G., Cullen D.M., Vivanco J.F., Blank R.D., Ploeg H., Smith E.L., Exposure to big endothelin-1 and mechanical loading in bovine sternal cores promotes osteogenesis, Bone 85:115-122, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2016.02.001
  6. Farley D., Zinn M., Ploeg H., Evaluation of extension mechanism in an implantable limb lengthening device, ASME Journal of Medical Devices 9(3):030903, 2015. DOI: 10.1115/1.4030675
  7. Guenther J., Farley D., Ploeg H., Zinn M., Feedback control of patient specific limb lengthening and limb deformity correction, ASME Journal of Medical Devices 9(3):030904, 2015. DOI: 10.1115/1.4030595
  8. Collins C., Hetzel S., Siverling S., Ploeg H., Soukup J., Quantitative comparison of mathematical models to measure surface area of canine teeth prepared to receive full coverage crowns in dogs, Frontiers in Veterinary Science 2(31):1-9, 2015. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2015.00031
  9. Collins C.J., Vivanco J., Sokn S.A., Williams B.O., Burgers T.A., Ploeg H., Fracture healing in mice lacking Pten in osteoblasts: A micro-computed tomography image-based analysis of the mechanical properties of the femur, Journal of Biomechanics 48(2):310-7, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.11.028 PMID: 25498366
  10. Slane J., Vivanco J., Rose W., Ploeg H., Squire M., The mechanical, material, and antimicrobial characteristics of acrylic bone cement impregnated with silver nanoparticles, Materials Science and Engineering Part C 48(1 March): 188-196, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2014.11.068 PMID: 25579913
  11. Soukup J.W., Collins C., Ploeg H., The influence of crown height to diameter ratio on the force to fracture of canine teeth in dogs, Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 32(3):155-63, 2015. PMID: 26638294
  12. Vivanco J., Burgers T.A., García S., Crookshank M.C., Kunz M., MacIntyre N.J., Harrison M.M., Smith E.L., Bryant J.T., Sellens R.W., Ploeg H., Estimating the density of femoral head trabecular from hip fracture patients using computed tomography scan data, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering-Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine 228(6):616-626, 2014. DOI: 10.1177/0954411914540285, PMID: 24947202
  13. Farley D., Ploeg H., Zinn M., Towards a novel, implantable, limb lengthening device, ASME Journal of Medical Devices 8(2):020939, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4027000
  14. Slane J., Vivanco J., Ebenstein D., Squire M., Ploeg H.L., Multiscale characterization of acrylic bone cement modified with functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 37:141-152, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.05.015, PMID: 24911668
  15. Slane J., Vivanco J., Rose W. Squire M., Ploeg H.L., The Influence of low concentrations of a water-soluble poragen on the material properties, antibiotic release, and biofilm inhibition of an acrylic bone cement, Materials Science and Engineering: C Materials for Biological Applications 42(1):168-176, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2014.05.026, PMID: 25063107
  16. Aiyangar A.K., Vivanco J., Au A.G., Anderson P.A. Smith E.L., Ploeg H., Dependence of anisotropy of human lumbar vertebral trabecular bone QCT-based apparent density, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 136(September):091003-1019, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4027663, PMID: 24825322
  17. Vivanco J., Jakes J.E., Slane J., Ploeg H., Accounting for the structural compliance in nanoindentation measurements of bioceramic bone scaffolds, Journal Ceramics International 40(80):12485-12494, 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2014.04.103
  18. Riehl J., Soukup J.W., Collins C., Siverling S., Ploeg H., Snyder C.J., Effect of preparation surface area on the clinical outcome of full veneer crowns in dogs, Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 31(1):22-25, 2014. PMID: 24902409
  19. Slane J., Vivanco J., Meyer J., Ploeg H.L., Squire M., Modification of acrylic bone cement with mesoporous silica nanoparticles: effects on mechanical, fatigue and absorption properties, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 29(January):451-461, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.10.008, PMID: 24211354
  20. Crookshank M.C., Ploeg H., Ellis R., MacIntyre N.J., Repeatable calibration of Hounsfield units to mineral density and effect of scanning medium, Advances in Biomechanics and Applications 1(1):15-22, 2013. DOI: 10.12989/aba.2013.1.1.015
  21. Burgers T. A., Hoffmann M. F., Collins C. J., Zahatnansky J., Alvarado M. A., Morris M. R., Sietsema D. L., Mason J. J., Jones C. B., Ploeg H., Williams B. O., Mice lacking Pten in osteoblasts have improved intramembranous and late endochondral fracture healing, PloS one 8(5):e63857, 2013. PMID: 23675511
  22. Kersh M.E., Ploeg H., Pandy M.G., The dependence of knee joint stability on the cruciate and collateral ligaments, Movement & Sport Sciences-Science & Motricité, online 22 May, 2013. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/sm/2013049
  23. Vivanco J., García S., Ploeg H., Alvarez G., Cullen D., Smith E.L. Apparent elastic modulus of ex vivo trabecular bovine bone increases with dynamic loading, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine 227(8):902-910, 2013. PMID: 23674578
  24. Vivanco J., Araneda A., Ploeg H.L., Effect of sintering temperature on microstructural properties of bioceramic bone scaffolds, in Biomaterials Science: Processing, Properties and Applications II: Ceramic Transactions, Volume 237, 2012 (eds R. Narayan, S. Bose and A. Bandyopadhyay), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. DOI: 10.1002/9781118511466.ch11
  25. Weisse B., Aiyangar A., Affolter Ch., Gander R., Terrasi G.P., Ploeg H., Determination of the translational and rotational stiffnesses of a L4-L5 functional spinal unit using a specimen-specific finite element model, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 13:45-61, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.04.002, PMID: 22842275
  26. Vivanco J., Aiyangar A., Araneda A., Ploeg H., Mechanical characterization of injection molded macro porous bioceramic bone scaffolds, Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 9:137-52, 2012. PMID: 22498292
  27. Aiyangar A.K., Au A.G., Anderson P.A., Ploeg H., Comparison of two bone surrogates for interbody device subsidence testing, Journal of ASTM International, 9(1), 2012. ISSN1546-962X.
  28. Vivanco J., Slane J., Nay R., Simpson A., Ploeg H.L., The effect of sintering temperature on the microstructure and mechanical properties of a bioceramic bone scaffold, Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 4(8):2150-60, 2011. PMID: 22098915
  29. Au A.G., Aiyangar A.K., Anderson A.P., Ploeg H., Replicating interbody device subsidence with lumbar vertebrae surrogates, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering-Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 225:972-985, 2011. PMID: 22204119
  30. Slane J., Timmerman M., Ploeg H., Thelen D., The influence of glove and hand position on pressure over the ulnar nerve during cycling, Clinical Biomechanics, 26(6):642-8, 2011. PMID: 21458120
  31. Levasseur A., Ploeg H., Petit Y., Comparison of influences of structural characteristics on bulk mechanical behaviour of bone: experimental study using a bone surrogate, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 50(1):61-7, 2011. PMID: 21431937
  32. Au A.G., Aiyangar A.K., Anderson A.P., Ploeg H., A new bone surrogate model for testing interbody device subsidence, Spine, 36(16):1289-96, 2011. PMID: 21311401
  33. Vivanco J., Smith B., Blake A., Williams J., Turner K., Ploeg H., 3D Elastomeric scaffolds fabricated by casting in micro end milled moulds, Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 9:17-23, 2011. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/JBBTE.9.17
  34. Aiyangar A.K., Crenshaw T.D., Au A.G., Ploeg H., Recovery of bone strength in young pigs from an induced short-term dietary calcium deficit followed by a calcium replete diet, Medical Engineering & Physics 32(10):1116-1123, 2010. PMID: 20920874
  35. Burgers T.A., Mason J., Squire M.W., Ploeg H., Time dependent fixation and implant forces for a femoral knee component: an in vitro study, Medical Engineering & Physics, 32(9):968-973, 2010. DOI: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2010.06.011, PMID: 20674458
  36. Burgers T., Lakes R., Ploeg H., Post-yield relaxation behavior of bovine cancellous bone, Journal of Biomechanics, 42(16):2728-2733, 2009. PMID: 19765712
  37. Kersh M.E. and Ploeg H., A methodology for the pre-clinical evaluation of patellar implants, International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics, 1(2):129-145, 2009. DOI: 10.1504/IJECB.2009.029189
  38. Vivanco J., Fang S., Levine D., Ploeg H., Evaluation of the mechanical behavior of direct compression molded porous tantalum-UHMWPE construct: a microstructural model, Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics, 7(1):1-9, 2009. PMID: 20740437
  39. Ploeg H., Buergi M., Wyss U., Hip stem fatigue test prediction, International Journal of Fatigue 31(5):894-905, 2009. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2008.10.005
  40. Burgers T., Mason J., Ploeg H., Initial Fixation of a Femoral Knee Component: An In Vitro and Finite Element Study, International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics, 1(1):23-44, 2009. DOI: 10.1504/IJECB.2009.022857
  41. Schmidt J., Berg D., Ploeg E.L., Ploeg H., Precision, repeatability and accuracy of Optotrak® active-marker motion tracking system, International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics, 1(1):113-127, 2009. DOI: 10.1504/IJECB.2009.022862
  42. Potter J., Sauer J., Weisshaar C., Thelen D., Ploeg H., Gender differences in bicycle saddle pressure distribution during seated cycling, Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 40(6):1126-1134, June 2008. PMID: 18460992
  43. García S., Smith E., Ploeg H., A calibration procedure for a bone loading system, Journal of Medical Devices, 2:0106-1-01106-6, March 2008. DOI: 10.1115/1.2889059
  44. Burgers T., Mason J., Niebur G., Ploeg H., Compressive properties of trabecular bone in the distal femur, Journal of Biomechanics, 41:1077-1085, 2008. PMID 18206893
  45. Sauer, J.L., Potter, J.J., Weisshaar, C.L., Ploeg, H., Thelen, D.G., Influence of gender, power and hand position on pelvic motion during seated cycling, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39:2204-2211, 2007. PMID: 18046192
  46. Schmitz M.J., Clift S.E., Taylor W.R., Hertig D., Warner M.D., Ploeg H., Bereiter H., Investigating the effect of remodelling signal type on the finite element based prediction of bone remodelling around the Thrust Plate Prosthesis: A patient specific comparison, Proc Inst Mech Eng [H] 218(6):417-424, 2004. PMID: 15648665
  47. Taylor W.R., Ploeg H., Hertig D., Warner M.D., Clift S.E., Bone remodelling of a proximal femur with the Thrust Plate Prosthesis: An in-vitro case, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 7(3):131-137, 2004. PMID: 15512756
  48. Herren D.B., Ploeg H., Hertig D., Klabunde R., Modeling and finite element analysis of a new revision implant for the elbow, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 420:292-297, March 2004. PMID: 15057111
  49. Taylor W.R., Roland E., Ploeg H., Hertig D., Klabunde R., Warner M.D., Hobatho M.C., Rakotomanana L., Clift S.E., Determination of orthotropic bone elastic constants using FEA and modal analysis, Journal of Biomechanics 35:767-773, 2002. PMID: 12020996
  50. Ploeg H.L., Wevers H.W., Wyss U.P., Bürgi M., Fatigue strength testing of hip stems with statistical analysis, Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering 9(4):243-263, 1999. PMID 10674178
  51. Frei S., Ploeg H., Reinschmidt C., Heuberger P. Fracturas de implantes de tibia – Consecuencias para las pruebas de los implantes (Tibial implant fractures – Consequences for implant testing), Biomecanica VII 13:58-64, 1999. http://hdl.handle.net/2099/5502


Reviewed Conference Proceedings, Podium Presentations:

  1. Ploeg H., Invited talk: Preclinical analysis to assess aseptic loosening of orthopaedic implants, The 14th International Symposium, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 2016.
  2. Feng Y., Bishop A., Mitchel J., Qian X., Ploeg H., Statistical shape modeling to analyse the talus in pediatric clubfoot, The 14th International Symposium, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 2016.
  3. Farley D., Guenther J., McCarthy J., Zinn M., Ploeg H., Towards a novel, implantable, limb lengthening device, 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS), November 2015.
  4. Meyer L., Collins C., Suresh K., Ploeg H., Algorithm for simulation trabecular bone remodeling in two dimensions, 13th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Montreal, QC, Sept. 2015.
  5. Meyer L., Vivanco J., Ploeg H., Multi-scale mechanical analysis of injection molded beta tricalcium phosphate bone scaffolds, 13th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Montreal, QC, Sept. 2015.
  6. Collins C.J., Boyer M., Crenshaw T.D., Ploeg H., A surrogate for validation of bone bending stiffness prediction methods, 13th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Montreal, QC, Sept. 2015.
  7. Lynne J., Martin J., Ploeg H., Advancing the design of powered wheelchair seating systems, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  8. Farley D., Guenther J., McCarthy J., Zinn M., Ploeg H., Towards a novel, implantable, limb lengthening device, 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS), Montreal, QC, July 2014.
  9. Guenther J., Farley D., McCarthy J. Zinn M., Ploeg H.,, Feedback control for patient-specific lengthening of an implantable limb lengthening device, 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS), Montreal, QC, July 2014.
  10. Sokn S., Ploeg H., McCoy S., Farley D., Collins C., Zinn M., Medicherla A., McCarthy J., A novel 3 degree of freedom, minimally-invasive implantable active bone deformity correction device, 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS), Cincinnati, OH, USA, July 2012.
  11. Collins C., Ploeg H., McCoy S., Farley D., Zinn M., Medicherla A., McCarthy J., A novel minimally-invasive implantable extramedullary limb lengthening device, 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS), Cincinnati, OH, USA, July 2012.
  12. Vlietstra N., Feyereisen W., McCarthy J., Ploeg H., Zinn M., A novel minimally-invasive implantable active bone deformity correction device, 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS), Chicago, IL, USA, July 2011.
  13. Aiyangar A.K., Au A.G., Anderson P.A., Ploeg H., A new surrogate bone model for testing intervertebral devices, Symposium on Static and Dynamic Spinal Implants: Are We Evaluating Them Appropriately? Sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, San Antonio, TX, November 2010.
  14. Slane J., Timmerman M., Ploeg H., Thelen D., Hypothenar pressure mapping provides insight for reducing ulnar nerve compression in cyclists, 12th biennial ESM Conference on Dynamic Load Distribution in Biomechanics, Providence, Rhode Island, August 2010.
  15. Schmidt J., Ploeg H., Factorial analysis as a means for validation and variability in finite element analysis, IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM), Paris, France, May 2010.
  16. García S., Crookshank M., MacIntyre, N., Harrison M., Smith E., Sellens R., Ploeg H., Structural properties of trabecular cores from femoral heads, North American Congress on Biomechanics (NACOB), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, August 2008.
  17. Schmidt J., Dunbar M., Ploeg H. Factorial analysis predicts parameter interactions in FE model with revision implant, 16th Congress of European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2008. Abstract published in Journal of Biomechanics 41(S1):S373, 2008.
  18. Bischoff J., Kersh M., Ploeg H., Advanced material modeling in a virtual biomechanical knee, ABAQUS Users Conference, Newport, RI, 2008.
  19. Burgers T., Mason J., Ploeg H., Validation of a finite element analysis of the press-fit fixation of a bone-implant interface in the distal femur, 8th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Porto, Portugal, February 2008.
  20. Kersh M., Ploeg H., Münchinger M., Siggelkow E., Sieber D., Modeling soft tissues: A knee joint pilot study, 8th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Porto, Portugal, February 2008.
  21. Münchinger M., Siggelkow E., Sieber D., Kersh M., Ploeg H., Modeling knee ligaments by a joint elasticity function (JEF), 8th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Porto, Portugal, February 2008.
  22. Siggelkow E., Münchinger M., Kersh M., Ploeg H., Sieber D., Force controlled fe-model for determination of knee prosthesis envelope of motion based on soft tissue reaction forces and moments, 8th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Porto, Portugal, February 2008.
  23. Burgers, T., Mason, J., Niebur G., Ploeg, H., Compressive properties of trabecular bone in the distal femur, American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2007.
  24. Kersh M.E., Ploeg H., Burgkart R., Siggelkow E., Münchinger M., Creating a physiological knee model: experimental methods and validation concept, International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 2007. Abstract published in Journal of Biomechanics 40:S581, 2007.
  25. Kersh M.E., Ploeg H., Siggelkow E., Münchinger M., From medical imaging to knee models: factors in model generation, International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 2007. Abstract published in Journal of Biomechanics 40:S99, 2007.
  26. Freytag M., Ploeg H., Schmidt J., Shapiro V., Tsukanov I., Meshfree analysis from biomedical images: construction of approximate distance fields, Computational Bioengineering Mini-symposium at the 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA, 2006.
  27. Henderson A., Schmidt J., Ploeg H., Deluzio K., Dunbar M., Finite element & in-vitro testing of tibial stem length in revision total knee arthroplasty, 14th Biennial Conference For The Canadian Society For Biomechanics (CSB), Waterloo, ON, Canada, 2006.
  28. Henderson A, Schmidt J, Ploeg H, Deluzio K, Dunbar M, Tibial stem sizing in revision total knee arthroplasty, The Interaction of Mechanics and Biology in Knee Joint Restoration and Regeneration, Berlin, Germany, 2006.
  29. Schmidt J., Henderson A., Ploeg H., Deluzio K., Dunbar M., Primary fixation in a revision total knee arthroplasty may not imply long term fixation: the effect of stem length, 16th Annual Meeting of the European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS), Bologna, Italy, 2006.
  30. Biegler K., Schmidt J., Ploeg H., Deluzio K., Dunbar M., A parametric analysis study on the number of materials required for a convergence of finite element results for a tibial bone model, 14th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Chicago IL, USA, 2006.
  31. Henderson A., Schmidt J., Ploeg H., Deluzio K., Dunbar M., Finite element & in-vitro testing of tibial stem length in revision total knee arthroplasty, 14th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Chicago IL, USA, 2006.
  32. Murphy K.C., Biegler K., Ploeg H., The design and finite element analysis of biomimetic bone scaffolds, 14th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Chicago IL, USA, 2006.
  33. Schmidt J., Henderson A., Ploeg H., Deluzio K., Dunbar M., Finite element analysis of stem dimensions in a revision total knee arthroplasty using visible human computed tomography data, 14th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Chicago IL, USA, 2006.
  34. Freytag M., Ploeg H., Shapiro V., Tsukanov I., Meshfree stress modeling from biomedical images, International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, Cleveland, OH, USA, 2005.
  35. Kersh M., Ploeg H., Development of pre-clinical patellar component test for total knee arthroplasty, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and R&D Expo, Anaheim, CA, 2004.
  36. Siggelkow E., Hertig D., Widmer K.-H., Ploeg H., Construction and validation of a finite element model of a human pelvis, 7th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Madrid, Spain, 2004.
  37. Le Gros B., Wyss U., Ploeg H., Frohlich M., An analytical investigation of potential design changes for a reduction in hip stem elastic modulus, 6th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Rome, Italy, 2001.
  38. Schmitz M.J., Taylor W.R., Warner M.D., Hertig D., Ploeg H. and Clift S.E., Effect of changes in the relative rates of bone deposition and resorption on a finite element based simulation of bone remodelling around the Thrust Plate Prosthesis, 6th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Rome, Italy, 2001.
  39. Le Gros B., Wyss U, Ploeg H., Froehlich M., O848 Analysis of femoral hip prosthetic geometry and material interdependence, 18th International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Congress, Zurich, Switzerland, 2001, pg. 381.
  40. Ploeg H., Soulhat J., Hertig D., O’Keane M., Roberts P., Grigoris P., Finite element analysis of a cemented hip resurfacing, British Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting (BORS), Southhampton, UK, 2001.
  41. Ploeg H., Taylor W., Warner M., Hertig D., Clift S., Finite element analysis and bone remodelling after total hip replacement, NAFEMS World Congress, Lake Como, Italy, 2001. Paper published in The Evolution of Product Simulation, Proceedings of NAFEMS World Congress 2001, Vol. 2, pp. 811-822. Awarded “Best Paper Award” and published in Benchmark, International Magazine for Engineering Designers & Analysts, July 2001, pp. 13-17.
  42. Herren D., Ploeg H., Hertig D., Klabunde R., A new total joint replacement for elbow arthroplasty revision, 4th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies of the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan (CORS), Rhodes, Greece, 2001, pg. 173.
  43. Ploeg H., Taylor W., Hertig D., Warner M., Clift S., Bereiter H., FEA von Knochen mit Implantaten um Knochenumbau vorherzusagen, Abaqus Anwendertreffen, Winterthur, Switzerland, 2000. Paper published in the proceedings.
  44. Taylor W.R., Roland E., Klabunde R., Ploeg H., Clift S.E., Validation of an FE model of an implanted Thrust Plate Prosthesis using modal analysis, 4th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Lisbon, Portugal, 1999. Paper published in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering-3, eds. Middleton J., Jones M.L., Shrive N.G., Pande G.N., Gordon and Breach Publishing Group, London, UK, 2001, pp. 39-44.
  45. Heinlein B., Frei S., Ploeg H., Bürgi M., The physiological tibia test, 17th International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Congress, Calgary, Canada, 1999.
  46. Heinlein B., Frei S., Ploeg H., Der „physiologische Tibiatest“ – ein neues Konzept in der Implantatprüfung, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomechanik, Ulm, Germany, 1999.
  47. Terrier A., Rakotomana L., H. Ploeg, P.-F. Leyvraz, Comparison of a metal backed and a full polyethylene tibial component after TKR: evaluation of the stresses and relative micro-motions distribution at the interface, International Conference on Knee Replacement (IMechE), London, UK, 1999.
  48. Ploeg H.L., Wevers H.W., Wyss U.P., and Bürgi M., Finite element analysis and fatigue test prediction applied to the standard fatigue testing of hip stems, 3rd International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Barcelona, Spain, 1997. Paper in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering-2, eds. Middleton J., Pandi G., Jones M., Gordon and Breach Publishing Group, London, UK, 1998, pp. 139-146.
  49. Ploeg H.L., Wyss U.P., Smith C.M., Dujovne A.R., A three dimensional finite element analysis in the development of a total joint replacement for the great toe, 15th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Tempe, USA, 1991.
  50. Smith C.M., Wyss U.P., Pichora D.R., Ploeg H.L., Glenoid implant technology – Part I: Development of a three-dimensional finite element model, 15th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Tempe, USA, 1991.
  51. Ploeg H.L., Wyss U.P., Smith C.M., 3D finite element analysis in the development of joint replacement for the great toe, 7th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference (CMBEC), Banff, Canada, 1991.
  52. Smith C.M., Wyss U.P., Pichora D.R., Ploeg H.L., Advances in glenoid implant technology – A finite element study, 7th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference (CMBEC), Banff, Canada, 1991.

Reviewed Conference Proceedings, Poster Presentations:

  1. Vivanco J. and Ploeg H., Bioactivity and biomechanical characterization of bioceramic bone scaffolds, The 14th International Symposium, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 2016.
  2. Johnson M.G., Kristianto J., Meyer L.A., Ploeg H., Blank R.D., Hansen K.E., Smith E.L., Sexual dimorphism in endothelin signaling in bone, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 38th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, September 2016.
  3. Collins C., Brown S., Suresh K., Ploeg H., High performance voxel-based finite element analysis software for clinical bone fracture prediction, 22nd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), Lyon, France, July 2016.
  4. Meyer L., Hess D., Johnson M.G., Smith E.L., Hansen K.E., Blank R.D., Ploeg H., Using morphological and biochemical factors to predict human trabecular bone stiffness, 22nd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), Lyon, France, July 2016.
  5. Slane J., Squire M., Scheys L., Ploeg H., Vivanco J., Evaluation of the creep properties of acrylic bone cement at the macro and nanoscale, 10th International Conference on the Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials, Paris, France, May 2016.
  6. Collins C.J., Williams B.O., Burgers T., Suresh K., Ploeg H., Fracture healing in mice lacking Pten in osteoblasts: a micro-computed tomography image-based finite element analysis of femur strength, Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2016.
  7. Meyer L.A., Johnson M.G., Ploeg H., Hansen K.E., Blank R.D., Smith E.L., Human trabecular bone response to mechanical load is dependent on Endothelin 1 signaling, Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2016.
  8. Johnson M.G., Meyer L.A., Hansen K.E., Ploeg H., Smith E.L., Blank R.D., Endothelin 1 signaling is required for SOST and IGF1 secretion in response to mechanical load, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 37th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, September 2015.
  9. Collins C., Suresh K., Ploeg H., A novel beam projection model for efficient extraction of bone structural properties, 21st Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), Prague, Czech Republic, July 2015.
  10. Meyer L., Collins C., Suresh K., Ploeg H., Predictive model for simulating trabecular bone remodeling in two dimensions, 21st Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), Prague, Czech Republic, July 2015.
  11. Farley D., Zinn M., Ploeg H., Evaluation of extension mechanism in an implantable limb lengthening device, Design of Medical Devices (DMD) Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 2015.
  12. Guenther J., Farley D., Ploeg H., Zinn M., Feedback control of patient specific limb lengthening and limb deformity correction, Design of Medical Devices (DMD) Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 2015.
  13. Johnson M.G., Kristianti J., Konicke K., Gustavson A., Garbo R., Wang X., Yuan B., Meyer L.A., Collins C.J, Ploeg H., Smith E.L., Blank R.D., ECE1 dependent endothelin signaling regulates the production of IGF-1, the WNT signaling inhibitors sclerostin and DKK1, and is critical for osteogenesis, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 36th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, September 2014.
  14. Farley D., Zinn M., Ploeg H., Internal friction forces in an implantable, limb lengthening device, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  15. Vivanco J., Slane J., Aiyangar A., Ploeg H., Sintering temperature effects on the multiscale properties of a controlled macro-porous bioceramic bone scaffold, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  16. Soukup J., Collins C., Ploeg H., The influence of tooth height to diameter ratio on the fracture resistance of canine teeth in dogs, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  17. Slane J., Vivanco J., Squire M., Ploeg H., Silver-doped antimicrobial bone cement for use in total joint replacement, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  18. Meyer L.A., Johnson M., Cullen D.M., Vivanco J., Smith E.L., Ploeg H., Mechanical loading and exposure to big endothelin-1 increases bone formation in ex vivo bovine trabecular cores, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  19. Collins C., Sokn S., Burgers T., Vivanco J., Ploeg H., Fracture healing in mice lacking Pten in osteoblasts: a micro-computed tomography image-based analysis of bone strength, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  20. Farley D., Ploeg H., Zinn M., Towards a novel, implantable, limb lengthening device, Design of Medical Devices (DMD) Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 2014.
  21. Vivanco J., Slane J., Crenshaw T.D., Ploeg H., Regional differences in the nanoscale static and creep properties of porcine bone subjected to difference dietary conditions, ASME 3rd Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology, San Francisco, CA, February 2014.
  22. Slane J., Vivanco J., Ploeg H.L., Squire M., The mechanical properties of an acrylic bone cement modified with mesoporous silica, 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, Sitges, Spain, December 2013
  23. Cullen D.M., Alvarez G., Meyer L., Johnson M., Vivanco J., Ploeg H., Smith E., Mechanical loading and big endothelin-1 in trabecular bone cores, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 35th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 2013. Published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 28(S1):SA0062, 2013.
  24. Aiyangar A.K., Vivanco J., Au, A.G., Anderson P.A., Smith E.L., Ploeg H., Dependence of human lumbar vertebral trabecular bone mechanical anisotropy ratio on QCT-based apparent density, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, July 2013.
  25. Meyer L.A., Johnson M.G., Vivanco J., Blank R.D., Ploeg H., Smith E.L., Exposure to big endothlin-1 in bovine sternal cores mimics some aspects of mechanical loading, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 34th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2012. Published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 27(S1):MO0076, 2012.
  26. Vivanco J., Araneda A., Ploeg H., Bioactivity of bioceramic bone scaffolds fabricated at two sintering temperatures, Innovations in Biomedical Materials. Raleigh, NC, September, 2012.
  27. Aiyangar A.K., Vivanco J., Au G.A., Smith E.L. Ploeg H., Axial and transverse compressive properties of human vertebral bone, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Gainesville, FL, USA, August 2012.
  28. McCoy S., Piller G., Collins C., Sokn S., Ploeg H., Geometric accuracy of physical and surface models created from medical image data, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Gainesville, FL, USA, August 2012.
  29. Kersh M., Ploeg H., Optimization of collateral ligament parameters in a subject specific finite element model of the knee, 8th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Canberra, Australia, November 2011.
  30. Vivanco J., Araneda  A., Ploeg H., Effect of sintering temperature on microstructural properties of a bioceramic bone scaffold, Materials Science and Technology, Columbus, OH, USA, October, 2011.
  31. Vivanco J., Slane J., Ploeg H., Nano-mechanical properties of bioceramic bone scaffolds fabricated at three sintering temperatures, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA, June 2011. doi:10.1115/SBC2011-53734
  32. Vivanco J., García-Rodrigruez S., Ploeg H., Smith E.L., Dynamic loading increases apparent elastic modulus of ex vivo trabecular bovine bone, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 32nd Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October 2010. Published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 25(S1):391, 2010.
  33. Au G.A., Aiyangar A.K., Anderson P.A., Ploeg H., A new surrogate bone model for testing intervertebral devices, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Providence, RI, August 2010.
  34. Slane J., Timmerman M., Ploeg H., Thelen D., The influence of glove and hand position on pressure over the ulnar nerve during cycling, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Providence, Rhode Island, August 2010.
  35. Au G.A., Aiyangar A.K., Anderson P., Ploeg H., A new surrogate bone model for testing intervertebral devices, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biomechanics (CSB), Kingston, ON, June 2010.
  36. Levasseur A., Touzin M., Simar P., Gloaguen E. Ploeg H., Petit Y., Quantitative estimation of bone morphology from the multi-scale analysis of computed tomography images, The International Research Society of Spinal Deformities (IRSSD), Montreal, QC, July 2010.
  37. Vivanco J., Smith B., Blake A., Ploeg H., Turner K., 3D elastomeric scaffolds fabricated by casting in micro end milled molds, International Conference on Micro-manufacturing (ICOMM/4M), Madison, WI, April 2010.
  38. Schmidt J., Mason J., Ploeg H., Implant motion measured at tray does not equal motion of stem for modular long-stemmed tibial implant, 56th Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), New Orleans, LA, March 2010.
  39. Levasseur A., Ploeg, H. Petit Y., Influence of microstructure on the mechanical properties of vertebral bone assessed by quantitative computed tomography – study on synthetic model, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), State College, PA, August 2009.
  40. Kersh M., Ploeg H., Shin M., Siggelkow E., Muenchinger M., Data acquisition for specimen-specific computational models, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, June 2009.
  41. Vivanco J., García-Rodriguez S., Smith E.L., Ploeg H., Material and mechanical properties of tricalcium phosphate-based (TCP) Scaffolds, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, June 2009.
  42. Schmidt J. and Ploeg H., Assessment of motion of long-stemmed tibial implant, North American Congress on Biomechanics (NACOB), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, August 2008.
  43. Burgers T. and Ploeg H., Experimental and finite element investigations of the press-fit fixation of a bone implant interface in the distal femur, North American Congress on Biomechanics (NACOB), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, August 2008.
  44. Aiyangar A., Ploeg H., Validation of elastic moduli assigned to porcine femoral bones using computed tomography (CT) data, 16th Congress of European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2008. Abstract published in Journal of Biomechanics 41(S1):S408, 2008.
  45. Vivanco J., Fang S., Levine D., Ploeg H. Microstructural mechanical FE analysis of direct compression molded porous tantalum-UHMWPE, 16th Congress of European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2008. Abstract published in Journal of Biomechanics 41(S1):S444, 2008.
  46. Bischoff J.E., Siggelkow E., Sieber D., Kersh M., Ploeg H., Münchinger, Ligament property optimization within a virtual biomechanical knee, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, FL, USA, June 2008. doi:10.1115/SBC2008-192943
  47. Aiyangar A., Ploeg H., A technique for calculating area moment of inertia of long bones using Computed Tomography (CT) data, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 29th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2007.
  48. García S., Ploeg H., Smith E., Calibration of the Zetos loading system, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 29th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2007. Published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 22(S1):T509, 2007.
  49. Aiyangar A., Ploeg H., Determination of factors affecting the accuracy of area moment of inertia calculations for long bones from ct scanned images, American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2007. Published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 22(S1):W225, 2007.
  50. García S, Ploeg H, Smith E, Calibration of the Zetos loading system, American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2007.
  51. Schmidt J., Henderson A., Dunbar M., Ploeg, H., Finite element parameters affecting micromotion and strain energy density predictions in tibial model as determined by factorial analysis, American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2007.
  52. Schmitz A.M., Ploeg, E.L., Beshai L.M., Bryant J.T., Ploeg H., Stiffness analyses for the design development of a prosthetic foot, 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), Vancouver, BC, 2007.
  53. Potter J.J., Sauer J.L., Weisshaar C., Ploeg H., Thelen D.G., Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Combined analysis of pelvic motion and saddle pressure distribution during cycling, Chicago, IL, USA, 2006.
  54. García S, Ploeg H, Smith E, Zetos loading system: an evaluation and recalibration study, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 28th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2006. Published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 21(S1):M179, 2006.
  55. Schmidt J., Henderson A., Ploeg H., Deluzio K., Dunbar M., Development of finite element models to critically evaluate stem selection for a revision total knee arthroplasty, 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, Germany, 2006. Abstract published in Journal of Biomechanics 39:S518, 2006.
  56. Kersh M., Ploeg H., Contact area in dome-shaped and conforming patellar implants, 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, Germany, 2006. Abstract published in Journal of Biomechanics 39:S517, 2006.
  57. Biegler K., Schmidt J., Ploeg H., Deluzio K., Dunbar M., A parametric analysis study on the number of materials required for a convergence of finite element results for a tibial bone model, 14th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Chicago IL, USA, 2006.
  58. Henderson A., Schmidt J., Ploeg H., Deluzio K., Dunbar M., Finite element & in-vitro testing of tibial stem length in revision total knee arthroplasty, 14th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Chicago IL, USA, 2006.
  59. Murphy K.C., Biegler K., Ploeg H., The design and finite element analysis of biomimetic bone scaffolds, 14th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Chicago IL, USA, 2006.
  60. Schmidt J., Henderson A., Ploeg H., Deluzio K., Dunbar M., Finite element analysis of stem dimensions in a revision total knee arthroplasty using visible human computed tomography data, 14th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Chicago IL, USA, 2006.
  61. Byrne N., Ploeg H., Deffenbaugh D., Finite element analysis of a total ankle arthroplasty over one stance phase, International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Conference, Cleveland OH, USA, 2005.
  62. García S., Schmidt J., Ploeg H., A Validation Study: Using CT Scans to Calculate Volume, Weight, and Density, International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Conference, Cleveland OH, USA, 2005.
  63. Kersh M., Ploeg H., Deformation patterns form a pre-clinical patellar component test, International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Conference, Cleveland OH, USA, 2005.
  64. Ploeg H., Byrne N., García S., Kersh M., Weghe Van de A., What factors affect the accuracy of solid models made from ct data? International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Conference, Cleveland OH, USA, 2005.
  65. Schmidt J., Engh J., Viceconti M., Ploeg H., What is the accuracy of surface models created from visible human male computed tomography data? International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Conference, Cleveland OH, USA, 2005.
  66. García S., Schmidt J., Ploeg H., A Validation Study: Using CT scans to calculate volume, weight, and density, International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, Cleveland OH, USA, 2005.
  67. Schmidt J., Engh J., Viceconti M., Ploeg H., What is the accuracy of surface models created from visible human male computed tomography data? International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, Cleveland OH, USA, 2005.
  68. Kersh M., Ploeg H., How does normal patello-femoral contact area change before and after deep knee flexion? ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Vail CO, USA, 2005. Awarded 3rd place in Undergraduate poster competition.
  69. García S., Ploeg H., Smith E. Repeatability Study of the Zetos ex-vivo bone loading system using metallic and polymeric specimens, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Vail CO, USA, 2005.
  70. Schmidt J., Henderson A., Ploeg H., Deluzio K., Dunbar M., Development of surgical guidelines for tibial stem components in a revision total knee arthroplasty, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Vail CO, USA, 2005.
  71. Ploeg H., Smith E.L., Gerson A., García S., Broeckmann E., Jones D.B., Repeatability of the ex-vivo bioreactor bone organ culture chamber and loading system, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 26th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2004. Published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 19(S1):SU081, 2004.
  72. Smith E.L., Gerson A., Ploeg H., Jones D.B., Pressure modulation during loading of a trabecular bone core in an ex vivo model, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 26th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2004. Published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 19(S1):SA183, 2004.
  73. Ploeg H., Ploeg E., Byrne N., García S., Kersh M., Nair D., How accurate are solids models made from CT scan data? Thirteenth Biennial Conference, Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB), Halifax, NS, 2004.
  74. Le Gros B., Wyss U., Ploeg H., Froehlich M., Numerical analysis of a polymeric metaphyseal THA geometry for patients with hypersensitivity to metallic biomaterials, 48th Annual Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), Dallas, TX, 2002, Paper No. 981.
  75. Schmitz M.J., Clift S.E., Taylor W.R., Hertig D., Warner M.D., Ploeg H.L., Bereiter H., A comparison of deviatoric, dilatational and energy based signals in bone remodelling predictions applied to the Thrust Plate Prosthesis, 12th Annual European Research Society (EORS), Lausanne, Switzerland, 2002.
  76. Schmitz M.J., Clift S.E., Taylor W.R., Hertig D., Warner M.D., Ploeg H.L., Bereiter H., Prediction of bone remodelling around the Thrust Plate Prosthesis: A patient specific finite-element study of the effect of remodelling signal, International Conference Engineers & Surgeons, Joined at the Hip (IMechE Medical Engineering Division), 2002.
  77. Ploeg H., Soulhat J., Hertig D., O’Keane M., Roberts P., Grigoris P., Finite element analysis of a cemented surface replacement of the proximal femur,  4th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies of the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan (CORS), Rhodes, Greece, 2001, pg. 224. Awarded New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA). Abstract published in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Br 85-B Supp I 7, 2003.
  78. Taylor W.R., Warner M., Clift S.E., Ploeg H., Hertig D., Klabunde R., Bereiter H., Comparison between clinical findings and FE based bone remodelling predictions for the Thrust Plate Prosthesis, 4th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies of the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan (CORS), Rhodes, Greece, 2001, pg. 275.
  79. Frei S., Hertig D., Ploeg H., Heuberger P., Analysis and testing of the Dynamic Hip Screw plate and hip screw, 66. Jahrestagung 2002 der deutschen Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie, Berlin, Germany, 2001.
  80. Le Gros B., Wyss U., Ploeg H., Fröhlich M., Considerations for the design of a low elastic modulus stem based on a numerical analysis of interface micromotion of a non-cemented stem, 25th European Society of Biomaterials (ESB), London, UK, 2001.
  81. Clift S.E., Taylor W.R., Hertig D., Warner M.D., Ploeg H., P317 FE based prediction of bone remodelling around the Thrust Plate Prosthesis, 18th International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Congress, Zurich, Switzerland, 2001, pg. 150.
  82. Soulhat J., Dan D., Beaugonin M., Ploeg H, Reinschmidt C., Krevolin J., P319 Numerical simulations of mechanical tests for knee implants, 18th International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Congress, Zurich, Switzerland, 2001, pg. 151.
  83. Siggelkow E., Hertig D., Widmer H.K., Ploeg H., P739 Construction and validation of a finite element model of a human pelvis, 18th International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Congress, Zurich, Switzerland, 2001, pg. 333.
  84. Kuster M.S., Ploeg H., Grob K.R., Forster T.N., Optimal screw placement for plate osteosynthesis, European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), London, UK, 2000.
  85. Ploeg H.L., Wevers H.W., Wyss U.P., and Bürgi M., Life prediction techniques applied to the standard fatigue testing of hip stems, 3rd International Conference on Engineering Structural Integrity Assessment, Cambridge, UK, 1996. Paper published in Life Assessment and Life Extension of Engineering Plant, Structures and Components, eds. Edwards J.H., Flewitt P.E.J., Gasper B.C., McLarty K.A., Stanley P., and Tomkins B., Chameleon Press Ltd., London, 1996, 617-626.
  86. Ploeg H.L., Cooke T.D.V., Smith C.M., Wyss U.P., Three-dimensional finite element modelling in the design of a metatarsal-phalangeal joint replacement, 25th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society (CORS), Calgary, Canada, 1991. Abstract published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.