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Rahbar E, Diaz-Garelli F, Wang VM, VandeVord P, Weaver AA. Looking Back on Graduate BME Admissions Data: Lessons Learned and Implications for Holistic Review and Diversity. Biomedical Engineering Education, in press, 2022

Meduri C, Vlaisavljevich E, Brolinson PG, Wang VM. Ultrasound stimulation of tendon healing: current strategies and opportunities for novel therapeutic approaches. In Regenerative Rehabilitation - From Basic Science to the Clinic (Springer; Call J and Greising S, co-editors), p.331–358, 2022


Rezvani SN, Nichols AEC, Grange RW, Dahlgren LA, Brolinson PG, Wang VM.  A novel murine muscle loading model to investigate Achilles musculotendinous adaptation.  J Appl Physiol, 130(4):1043-1051, 2021


Wang VM, Cheung CA, Kozar AJ, Huang B. Machine Learning Applications in Orthopaedic Imaging. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 May 15;28(10):e415-e417.

Rezvani SN, Chen J, Li J, Midura R, Cali V, Sandy JD, Plaas A, Wang VM. In-Vivo Efficacy of Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase (rHuPH20) Injection for Accelerated Healing of Murine Retrocalcaneal Bursitis and Tendinopathy. J Orthop Res. 2020 Jan;38(1):59-69.


Virk MS, Aiyash SS, Frank RM, Mellano CS, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Romeo AA. Biomechanical comparison of subscapularis peel and lesser tuberosity osteotomy for double-row subscapularis repair technique in a cadaveric arthroplasty model. J Orthop Surg Res. 2019 Nov 28;14(1):391.


Guidetti M, Zampini MA, Gandini G, Gupta A, Li W, Magin RL, Wang VM. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Tendons and Ligaments at Ultra-High Magnetic Fields.  Crit Rev Biomed Eng, 2018, 46(4):311-339.

Bittermann A, Gao S, Rezvani SN, Li J, Sikes KJ, Sandy JD, Wang VM, Lee S, Holmes G, Lin J, Plaas A. Oral Ibuprofen Interferes with Cellular Healing Responses in a Murine Model of Achilles Tendinopathy.  J Musculoskeletal Disorders and Treatment.  2018; 4(2):049

Sikes KJ, Renner K, Li J, Grande-Allen KJ, Connell JP, Cali V, Midura RJ, Sandy JD, Plaas A, Wang VM. Knockout of Hyaluronan Synthase 1, but not 3, Impairs Formation of the Retrocalcaneal Bursa. J Orthop Res.  2018; 36(10):2622-2632.

Sikes KJ, Li J, Gao SG, Shen Q, Sandy JD, Plaas A, Wang VM. TGF-b1 or Hypoxia Enhance Glucose Metabolism and Lactate Production via HIF1A Signaling in Tendon Cells.  Connective Tissue Res. 2018; 59(5):458-471.


Virk MS, Bruce B, Hussey KE, Thomas JM, Luthringer TA, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Verma NN, Romeo AA, Cole BJ.  Biomechanical Performance of Medial Row Suture Placement Relative to the Musculotendinous Junction in Transosseous Equivalent Suture Bridge Double-Row Rotator Cuff Repair.  Arthroscopy. 2017; 33(2):242-250.

Trella KJ, Li J, Stylianou E, Frank JM, Wang VM, Galante JO, Sandy JD, Plaas A, Wysocki RW. Differential promoter methylation in a genome-wide analysis of CpG sites identifies Leprel2, Foxf1, Mmp25, Igfbp6 and Peg12 as disease-associated genes in murine Achilles tendinopathy.  J Orthop Res.  2017; 35(5):947-955.   Editor’s Pick article, May 2017 issue


Sayegh ET, Sandy JD, Virk MS, Romeo AA, Wysocki RW, Galante JO, Trella KJ,
Plaas A, Wang VM. Recent Scientific Advances Towards the Development of Tendon
Healing Strategies. Curr Tissue Eng. 2015;4(2):128-143.

Friel NA, McNickle AG, DeFranco MJ, Wang F, Shewman EF, Verma NN, Cole BJ,
Bach BR Jr, Chubinskaya S, Kramer SM, Wang VM. Effect of highly purified
capsaicin on articular cartilage and rotator cuff tendon healing: An in vivo
rabbit study. J Orthop Res, 33(12):1854-60, 2015.

Wang VM, Karas V, Lee AS, Yin Z, Van Thiel GS, Hussey K, Sumner DR,
Chubinskaya S, Magin RL, Verma NN, Romeo AA, Cole BJ. Assessment of glenoid
chondral healing: comparison of microfracture to autologous matrix-induced
chondrogenesis in a novel rabbit shoulder model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 24(11):1789-800, 2015.

Gregory JM, Klosterman EL, Thomas JM, Hammond J, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Verma
NN, Romeo AA. Suture Technique Influences the Biomechanical Integrity of
Pectoralis Major Repairs. Orthopedics, 38(9):e746-752, 2015.


Frank RM, Shin J, Saccomanno MF, Bhatia S, Shewman EF, Bach BR Jr., Wang VM, Cole BJ, Provencher MT, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Comparison of Glenohumeral Contact Pressures and Contact Areas After Posterior Glenoid Reconstruction with an Iliac Crest Bone Graft or Distal Tibia Osteochondral Allograft. Am J Sports Med, 42(11):2574-82, 2014.

Frank RM, Mall NA, Gupta D, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Romeo AA, Cole BJ, Bach BR Jr., Provencher MT, Verma NN. Inferior Suture Anchor Placement During Arthroscopic Bankart Repair: Influence of Portal Placement and Curved Drill Guide. Am J Sports Med, 42(5):1182-9, 2014.

Salata MJ, Bailey JR, Bell R, Frank RM, McGill KC, Lin EC, Kercher JS, Wang VM, Provencher MT, Mazzocca AD, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Effect of Interference Screw Depth on Fixation Strength in Biceps Tenodesis. Arthroscopy, 30(1):11-5, 2014.

Strauss EJ, Salata MJ, Sershon RA, Garbis N, Provencher MT, Wang VM, McGill K, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. The Role of the Superior Labrum Following Biceps Tenodesis in Glenohumeral Stability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 23(4):485-91, 2014.


Bell RM, Li J, Shewman EF, Galante JO, Cole BJ, Bach BR Jr., Troy KL, Mikecz K, Sandy JD, Plaas AH, Wang VM.  ADAMTS5 Is Required for Biomechanically-Stimulated Healing of Murine Tendinopathy.  J Orthop Res, 31(10):1540-8, 2013

Nho SJ, Freedman RL, Federer AE, Mather RC 3rd, Espinoza Orias AA, Wang VM, Van Thiel GS. Computed Tomographic Analysis of Curved and Straight Guides for Placement of Suture Anchors for Acetabular Labral Refixation. Arthroscopy, 29(10):1623-7, 2013.

Yanke A, Bell RM, Lee AS, Kang RW, Mather R, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Bach BR Jr. Central Third Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allografts Demonstrate Superior Biomechanical Failure Characteristics Compared to Hemi-Patellar Tendon Grafts. Am J Sports Med, 41(11):2521-6, 2013.

Bhatia S, Van Thiel GS, Gupta D, Ghodadra N, Cole BJ, Bach BR Jr., Shewman EF, Wang VM, Romeo AA, Verma NN, Provencher MT. Comparison of Glenohumeral Contact Pressures and Contact Areas After Glenoid Reconstruction with Latarjet or Distal Tibial Osteochondral Allografts. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Aug;41(8):1900-8.

Bell RM, Li J, Gorski DJ, Bartels A, Shewman EF, Bach BR Jr., Cole BJ, Wysocki R, Mikecz K, Sandy JD, Plaas AH, Wang VM.  Controlled Treadmill Exercise Removes Chondroid Deposits and Restores Tensile Properties in a New Murine Tendinopathy Model.  J Biomech, 46(3):498–505, 2013

Salata MJ, Sherman SL, Lin EC, Sershon RA, Gupta A, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN.  Biomechanical Evaluation of Transosseous Rotator Cuff Repair: Do Anchors Really Matter?  Am J Sports Med, 41(2):283-90, 2013.

Friel NA, Wang VM, Slabaugh M, Wang FC, Chubinskaya S, Cole BJ. Effects of Continuous Bupivacaine Infusion on Rotator Cuff Healing: An In Vivo Rabbit Study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 22(4):489-499, 2013.

Yanke A, Bell RM, Lee AS, Kang RW, Mather R, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Bach BR Jr. The Biomechanical Effects of 1.0 to 1.2 MRad of Gamma Irradiation on Human Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allografts. Am J Sports Med, 41(4)835-840, 2013.


Bhatia S, Bell R, Frank RM, Rodeo SA, Bach BR Jr., Cole BJ, Chubinskaya S, Wang VM, Verma NN.  “Bony Incorporation of Soft Tissue ACL Grafts in an Animal Model: Autograft vs Allograft with Low Dose Gamma Irradiation.”  Am J Sports Med, 40(8):1789-98, 2012

Frank RM, Alland J, Grumet RC, Slabaugh MA, Williams JM, Wang VM, Espinoza A, Bach BR Jr, Nho SJ.  Hip Osseous Morphology Using Computer Navigation and Plain Radiographs.  Am J Orthop, 41(11):519-25, 2012.

Dishkin-Paset JG, Salata M, Manno K, Gross C, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ. “A Biomechanical Comparison of Repair Techniques for Complete Gluteus Medius Tears.”  Arthroscopy, 28(10):1410-6, 2012.

Sherman SL, Lin E, Verma NN, Mather R, Gregory JM, Dishkin-Paset J, Harwood D, Wang VM, Shewman EF, Cole BJ, Romeo AA. “Biomechanical Analysis of the Pectoralis Major Tendon and Comparison of Techniques for Tendo-osseous Repair.” Am J Sports Med, 40(8): 1887-1894, 2012

Ode GE, McArthur SA, Dishkin-Paset JG, Van Thiel GS, Leurgans S, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Cole BJ. “Effects of Serial Sectioning and Repair of Radial Tears in the Lateral Meniscus.”  Am J Sports Med, 40(8): 1863-1870, 2012

Wang VM, Bell RM, Thakore R, Eyre D, Galante JO, Li J, Sandy JD, Plaas A.  “Murine Tendon Function is Adversely Affected by Aggrecan Accumulation Due to the Knockout of ADAMTS5.”  J Orthop Res, 30(4):620-6, 2012


Plaas A, Sandy JD, Liu H, Diaz MA, Schenkman D, Magnus RP, Bolam-Bretl CJ, Kopesky PW, Wang VM, Galante JO.  “Biochemical identification and immunolocalizaton of aggrecan, ADAMTS5 and inter-alpha-trypsin-inhibitor in equine degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis.”  J Orthop Res, 900-906, 2011.

Slabaugh MA, Frank RM, Van Thiel GS, Bell RM, Wang VM, Trenhaile S, Provencher MT, Romeo AA, Verma NN. “Biceps Tenodesis With Interference Screw Fixation: A Biomechanical Comparison of Screw Length and Diameter.” Arthroscopy, 27(2):161-6, 2011.

Van Thiel GS, Frank RM, Gupta A, Ghodadra N, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Bach BR, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Provencher MT. “Biomechanical Evaluation of Meniscal Transplantation with a High Tibial Osteotomy.”  J Knee Surg, 24(1):45-54, 2011.

Strauss EJ, Barker JU, McGill K, Cole BJ, Bach BR Jr, Verma NN.  Can Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Placement Be Achieved Using a Transtibial Technique for Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?  Am J Sports Med, 39(6):1263-1269, 2011.

Piasecki DP, Bach BR Jr, Espinoza Orias AA, Verma NN.  Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Can Anatomic Femoral Placement Be Achieved With a Transtibial Technique?  Am J Sports Med, 39(6):1306-1315, 2011.


Slabaugh MA, Friel NA, Wang VM, Cole BJ.  “Restoring the Labral Height for Treatment of Bankart Lesions: A Comparison of Suture Anchor Constructs.”  Arthroscopy, May;26(5):587-91, 2010.

Van Thiel GS, Wang VM, Wang FC, Nho SJ, Piasecki D, Bach BR Jr., Romeo AA.  “Biomechanical Similarities Among Subscapularis Repairs Following Shoulder Arthroplasty.”  J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 19(5):657-63, 2010.

Nho SJ, Frank RM, Van Thiel GS, Wang FC, Wang VM, Provencher MT, Verma NN.  “A Biomechanical Analysis of Anterior Bankart Repair using Suture Anchors.”  Am J Sports Med, 38(7):1405-12, 2010.

Nho SJ, Frank RM, Van Thiel GS, Wang FC, Wang VM, Provencher MT, Verma NN.  “A Biomechanical Analysis of Shoulder Stabilization. Posteroinferior Glenohumeral Capsular Plication.”  Am J Sports Med, 38(7):1413-9, 2010.

Ghodadra NS, Gupta A, Romeo AA, Bach BR Jr, Verma NN, Shewman EF, Goldstein JL, Provencher MT. “Normalization of Glenohumeral Contact Pressures after either Latarjet or Iliac Crest Bone Grafting.”  J Bone Joint Surg [Am], 92(6):1478-89, 2010.

Wang VM, Wang FC, Friel N, McNickle AG, Yanke AB, Chubinskaya S, Romeo AA, Verma NN, Cole BJ.  “Medial Versus Lateral Supraspinatus Tendon Properties:  Implications for Double-Row Rotator Cuff Repair.”  Am J Sports Med, 38(12):2456-2463, 2010.


Gupta A, Lattermann C, Busam M, Riff A, Bach BR, Jr., Wang VM.  “Biomechanical Evaluation of Bioabsorbable Versus Metallic Screw for PCL Onlay Graft Fixation: A Comparative Study.”  Am J Sports Med, 37(4):748-53, 2009.

McNickle AG, Wang VM, Shewman EF, Cole BJ, Williams JM.  “Performance of a Sterile Meniscal Allograft in an Ovine Model.” Clin Orthop Rel Res, 467(7):1868-76, 2009.

Park DK, Fogel HA, Bhatia S, Verma N, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Bach BR Jr., Provencher MT.  “Biomechanical analysis of soft tissue ACL tibial fixation: Comparison of one-, two-, and four-stranded allograft constructs.”  Am J Sports Med, 37(8):1531-8, 2009.

Provencher MT Ghodadra NS, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Zaire S, Shewman E, Bach BR Jr.   Patellofemoral kinematics after limited resurfacing of the trochlea. J Knee Surg. 2009 Oct;22(4):310-6.


Rue JP, Colton A, Zare SM, Shewman E, Farr J, Bach BR Jr, Cole BJ. Trochlear contact pressures after straight anteriorization of the tibial tuberosity. Am J Sports Med. 36(10):1953-9, 2008.

Rue JP, Ghodadra N, Bach BR Jr. Femoral tunnel placement in single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a cadaveric study relating transtibial lateralized femoral tunnel position to the anteromedial and posterolateral bundle femoral origins of the anterior cruciate ligament. Am J Sports Med. 36(1):73-9, 2008.

Singaraju VM, Kang RW, Yanke AB, McNickle AG, Lewis PB, Wang VM, Williams JM, Chubinskaya S, Romeo AA, Cole BJ. “Biceps Tendinitis in Chronic Rotator Cuff Tears: A Histological Perspective.”  J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 17(6):898-904, 2008.

Selected Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Dishkin-Paset JG, Ode GE, McArthur SA, Van Thiel GS, Kercher J, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Cole BJ. “Effects of Serial Sectioning and Repair of Radial Tears in the Lateral Meniscus.”  Trans Orthop Res Soc, 36:414, 2011

Garbis N, Ghodadra N, Gupta A, McGill KC, Wang VM, Provencher M, Romeo AA, Bach BR Jr, Verma NN.  “Normalization of Glenohumeral Kinematics in Curved vs. Flat Soft Tissue Interposition Graft: Implications of Glenoid Reaming.”  Trans Orthop Res Soc, 36:504, 2011

Bell R, Li J, Shewman EF, Bach BR Jr., Galante JA, Leurgans SA, Sandy JD, Plaas A, Wang VM. “Regional Analysis of Mechanical Properties of the Human Patellar Tendon.”  Trans Orthop Res Soc, 36:920, 2011

Dishkin-Paset JG, Salata M, Manno K, Gross C, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ. “A Biomechanical Comparison of Repair Techniques for Complete Gluteus Medius Tears.”  Trans Orthop Res Soc, 36:932, 2011

Bell R, Bhatia S, Frank RM, Rodeo SA, Bach BR Jr., Chubinskaya S, Wang VM, Verma NN.  “Soft Tissue Healing in an In Vivo ACL Allograft Model: Comparison to Autograft and Effects of Gamma Irradiation.”  Trans Orthop Res Soc, 36:948, 2011

Gupta A, Li W, Stebbins GT, Magin RL, Wang VM.  “Assessment of Rabbit Medial Collateral Ligament and Semitendinosus Tendon Microstructure Using High Resolution MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Tractography.”  Trans Orthop Res Soc, 36:1595, 2011

Benzl R, Li J, Malfait AM, Sandy JD, Wang VM, Plaas A.  “Knockout of ADAMTS5 but not ADAMTS4, Prevents Gait Changes and Tibial, but not Femoral Cartilage Erosion and Fibrosis Following Achilles Tendon Transection and Treadmill Running.”  Trans Orthop Res Soc, 36:1963, 2011

Li J, Kobla V, Riesco J, Wang VM, Block J, Shakoor N, Wimmer MA, Sandy JD, Plaas A “Gait Analysis of a New Murine Model of OA Induced by Achilles Transection and Treadmill Running.” Trans Orthop Res Soc, 36:2012, 2011

Verma NN, Strauss E, Salata M, McGill KC, Garbis N, Sershon R, Lin EC, Wang VM, Cole BJ, Romeo AA.  The Role of the SuperiorLabrum Following Biceps Tenodesis in Glenohumeral Kinematics and Stability.  AANA Annual Meeting, 2011

Book Chapters and Invited Reviews

Sayegh ET, Sandy JD, Virk MS, Romeo AA, Wysocki RW, Galante JO, Trella KJ, Plaas A, Wang VM. “Recent Scientific Advances Towards the Development of Tendon Healing Strategies,” Current Tissue Eng, in press, 2015.

Wang VM and Romeo AA. “Are Anterior Supraspinatus Tendon Tears More Prone to Propagation?” [Invited Commentary and Perspective] J Bone Joint Surg [Am.], 97(4):e24, 2015.

Cole BJ, Sayegh ET, Yanke AB, Chalmers PN, Frank RM, Wang VM, Verma NN, Romeo AA, Bach BR Jr. “Fixation of Soft Tissue to Bone: Techniques and Fundamentals,” J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 2015, in press.

Biswas D, Ghodadra N, Wang VM.  “Glenohumeral Arthritis:  Anatomic and Biomechanical Considerations.” In Management of Glenohumeral Arthritis in the Active Patient, Romeo AA and Cole BJ, editors, AAOS Publishers, Rosemont, IL, pp. 1-10, 2013.

Plaas A, Gorzki DJ, Velasco J, McNicols C, Bell R, Wang VM, Sandy JD.  “Aggrecan in Skeletal Development and Regenerative Medicine.”  In Proteoglycans of the Matrix: Aggrecan in   Extracellular Matrix; Pathobiology and Signaling, edited by N. Karamanos, pp. 141-153, De Gruyter Publishers, 2012.

Wang VM.  Important Preliminary Findings on the Potential Role For Nandrolone Decanoate in the Treatment of Chronic Rotator Cuff Tears.  [Invited Commentary and Perspective]  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 93(23):e1441-2, 2012.

Karas V, Wang VM, Dhawan A, Cole BJ.  Biomechanical factors in rotator cuff pathology.  Sports Med Arthrosc. 2011 Sep; 19(3):202-6.

Karas V, Cole BJ, Wang VM.  “Role of Biomechanics in Rotator Cuff Pathology: North American Perspective.” In Rotator Cuff Tear, Medicine and Sport Science, 57:18-26, 2011.

Bell RM and Wang VM.  “Functional Importance of the ACL: Biomechanical Considerations.” In ACL Surgery: How To Get It Right The First Time and What To Do if it Fails, Bach BR Jr. and Provencher MT, editors, pp. 19-27, Slack Incorporated, Thorofare, NJ, 2010.