Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Robert Siston

Associate ProfessorMechanical & Aerospace Engr
Associate ProfessorOrthopaedics
Associate ProfessorHRS - Health & Rehab Sciences

E305 Scott Laboratory, Peter L & C
201 W 19th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

614-247-2721

Research Interests

Research interests include:

  • Treatment of human movement disorders.
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Developing novel surgical instrumentation and designing custom assistive and rehabilitative devices.

Honors

2010

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Ohio State Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Richard O’Connor Award, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Boyer Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovations, Ohio State College of Engineering
  • Participant in National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, National Academy of Engineering

2005

  • Clinical Biomechanics Award, American Society of Biomechanics

Published Works

I am a biomechanist who focuses on understanding the cause of and improving treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee. This is an interdisciplinary area comprised of a variety of professions such as mechanical engineering, bioengineering, orthopaedic surgery, biology, radiology, and physical therapy. Because of the nature of the field, I seek to publish my work in high impact journals than are read by this diverse audience.

In my publication section, I have noted engineering student co-authors with a "*" symbol and medical student/resident co-authors with a "#" symbol.


Journal Articles

2013

  • Trinh,Thai,Q; Harris,Joshua,D; Siston,Robert,A; Flanigan,David,C, "Improved Outcomes With Combined Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation and Patellofemoral Osteotomy Versus Isolated Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation." ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY 29 3 566-574
  • Campbell,Andrew,B; Knopp,Michael,V; Kolovich,Gregory,P; Wei,Wendo; Jia,Guang; Siston,Robert,A; Flanigan,David,C, "Preoperative MRI Underestimates Articular Cartilage Defect Size Compared With Findings at Arthroscopic Knee Surgery." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE 41 3 590-595
  • Siston,Robert,A; Geier,David; Bishop,Julie,Y; Jones,Grant,L; Kaeding,Christopher,C; Granger,Jeffery,F; Skaife,Tyler; May,Megan; Flanigan,David,C, "The High Variability in Sizing Knee Cartilage Defects." JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME 95A 1 70-75
  • Harris,Joshua,D; McNeilan,Ryan; Siston,Robert,A; Flanigan,David,C, "Survival and clinical outcome of isolated high tibial osteotomy and combined biological knee reconstruction.." Knee 20 3 154-161
  • Hutter,Erin,E; Granger,Jeffrey,F; Beal,Matthew,D; Siston,Robert,A, "Is There a Gold Standard for TKA Tibial Component Rotational Alignment?." CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH 471 5 1646-1653

2012

  • Elguizaoui,Sameh; Flanigan,David,C; Harris,Joshua,D; Parsons,Erin; Litsky,Alan,S; Siston,Robert,A, "Proud osteochondral autograft versus synthetic plugs - Contact pressures with cyclical loading in a bovine knee model." KNEE 19 6 812-817
  • Siston,Robert,A; Maack,Thomas,L; Hutter,Erin,E; Beal,Matthew,D; Chaudhari,Ajit,MW, "Design and Cadaveric Validation of a Novel Device to Quantify Knee Stability During Total Knee Arthroplasty." JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME 134 11
  • Harris,Joshua,D; Brophy,Robert,H; Jia,Guang; Price,Brandon; Knopp,Michael; Siston,Robert,A; Flanigan,David,C, "Sensitivity of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detection of Patellofemoral Articular Cartilage Defects." ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY 28 11 1728-1737
  • Harris, J.D., Brophy, R.H., Jia, G., Price, B., Knopp, M., Siston, R.A, and Flanigan, D.C, "Sensitivity of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detection of Patellofemoral Articular Cartilage Defects." Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Research 28 11 1728-1737

2011

  • *Lathrop,Rebecca,L; Chaudhari,Ajit,MW; Siston,Robert,A, "Comparative Assessment of Bone Pose Estimation Using Point Cluster Technique and OpenSim." JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME 133 11
  • #Harris, J.D., #Solak, K.K., Siston, R.A., Litsky, A.L., Richards, J., and Flanigan, D.C., "Contact pressure comparison of proud osteochondral autograft plugs versus proud synthetic plugs: A biomechanical study in human cadaver knees." Orthopaedics 34 2
  • #Harris,Joshua,D; Cavo,Matt; Brophy,Robert; Siston,Robert; Flanigan,David, "Biological knee reconstruction: a systematic review of combined meniscal allograft transplantation and cartilage repair or restoration.." Arthroscopy: The Journal Of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery: Official Publication Of The Arthroscopy Association Of North America And The International Arthroscopy Association 27 3
  • *Thompson,Julie,A; Hast,Michael,W; Granger,Jeffrey,F; Piazza,Stephen,J; Siston,Robert,A, "Biomechanical effects of total knee arthroplasty component malrotation: a computational simulation.." Journal Of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication Of The Orthopaedic Research Society 29 7
  • #Harris,J,D; Siston,R,A; Brophy,R,H; Lattermann,C; Carey,J,L; Flanigan,D,C, "Failures, re-operations, and complications after autologous chondrocyte implantation - a systematic review.." Osteoarthritis And Cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society 19 7

2010

  • #Harris,Joshua,D; Brophy,Robert,H; Siston,Robert,A; Flanigan,David,C, "Treatment of chondral defects in the athlete's knee.." Arthroscopy: The Journal Of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery: Official Publication Of The Arthroscopy Association Of North America And The International Arthroscopy Association 26 6 841-852
  • Fazalare,Joseph,A; Griesser,Michael,J; Siston,Robert,A; Flanigan,David,C, "The use of continuous passive motion following knee cartilage defect surgery: a systematic review.." Orthopedics 33 12 878-?
  • Howell,Stephen,M; Kuznik,Kyle; Hull,Maury,L; Siston,Robert,A, "Longitudinal shapes of the tibia and femur are unrelated and variable.." Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research 468 4 1142-1148
  • Flanigan,David,C; #Harris,Joshua,D; *Brockmeier,Peter,M; Siston,Robert,A, "The effects of lesion size and location on subchondral bone contact in experimental knee articular cartilage defects in a bovine model.." Arthroscopy: The Journal Of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery: Official Publication Of The Arthroscopy Association Of North America And The International Arthroscopy Association 26 12 1655-1661
  • #Fazalare,Joseph,A; #Griesser,Michael,J; Siston,Robert,A; Flanigan,David,C, "The Use of Continuous Passive Motion Following Knee Cartilage Defect Surgery: A Systematic Review." ORTHOPEDICS 33 12
  • Flanigan,David,C; #Harris,Joshua,D; Trinh,Thai,Q; Siston,Robert,A; Brophy,Robert,H, "Prevalence of chondral defects in athletes' knees: a systematic review.." Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise 42 10 1795-1801
  • #Harris,Joshua,D; Siston,Robert,A; Pan,Xueliang; Flanigan,David,C, "Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation A Systematic Review." JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME 92A 12 2220-2233

2009

  • Van Gorp,Cornel,C; *Falk,James,V; Kmiec,Stanley,J; Siston,Robert,A, "The reamer/irrigator/aspirator reduces femoral canal pressure in simulated TKA.." Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research 467 3 805-809
  • Chen,Christina,A; Lu,Wenmiao; John,Chand,T; Hargreaves,Brian,A; Reeder,Scott,B; Delp,Scott,L; Siston,Robert,A; Gold,Garry,E, "Multiecho IDEAL gradient-echo water-fat separation for rapid assessment of cartilage volume at 1.5 T: initial experience.." Radiology 252 2 561-567

2008

  • Siston,Robert,A; Cromie,Melinda,J; Gold,Garry,E; Goodman,Stuart,B; Delp,Scott,L; Maloney,William,J; Giori,Nicholas,J, "Averaging Different Alignment Axes Improves Femoral Rotational Alignment in Computer-Navigated Total Knee Arthroplasty." JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME 90A 10 2098-2104
  • Howell,Stephen,M; Kuznik,Kyle; Hull,Maury,L; Siston,Robert,A, "Results of an initial experience with custom-fit positioning total knee arthroplasty in a series of 48 patients.." Orthopedics 31 9 857-863
  • Cromie,Melinda,J; Siston,Robert,A; Giori,Nicholas,J; Delp,Scott,L, "Posterior cruciate ligament removal contributes to abnormal knee motion during posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty.." Journal Of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication Of The Orthopaedic Research Society 26 11 1494-1499

2007

  • Siston,Robert,A; Giori,Nicholas,J; Goodman,Stuart,B; Delp,Scott,L, "Surgical navigation for total knee arthroplasty: a perspective.." Journal Of Biomechanics 40 4 728-735
  • Siston,Robert,A; Goodman,Stuart,B; Delp,Scott,L; Giori,Nicholas,J, "Coronal plane stability before and after total knee arthroplasty.." Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research 463 43-49

2006

  • Siston,R,A; Delp,S,L, "Evaluation of a new algorithm to determine the hip joint center.." Journal Of Biomechanics 39 1 125-130
  • Siston,Robert,A; Giori,Nicholas,J; Goodman,Stuart,B; Delp,Scott,L, "Intraoperative passive kinematics of osteoarthritic knees before and after total knee arthroplasty.." Journal Of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication Of The Orthopaedic Research Society 24 8 1607-1614
  • Siston,Robert,A; Goodman,Stuart,B; Patel,Jay,J; Delp,Scott,L; Giori,Nicholas,J, "The high variability of tibial rotational alignment in total knee arthroplasty." CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH 452 452 65-69

2005

  • Siston,R,A; Daub,A,C; Giori,N,J; Goodman,S,B; Delp,S,L, "Evaluation of methods that locate the center of the ankle for computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty.." Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research 439 129-135
  • Siston,R,A; Patel,J,J; Goodman,S,B; Delp,S,L; Giori,N,J, "The variability of femoral rotational alignment in total knee arthroplasty." JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME 87A 10 2276-2280

Unknown Year

  • #Behery, O.A., Siston, R.A, #Karnes, J.M., #Harris, J.D., and Flanigan, D.C, "Factors Influencing the Outcome of ACI: A Systematic Review." Journal of Knee Surgery

Papers in Proceedings

2012

  • *Lemke, S, Beal, M.D., Piazza, S.J., and Siston, R.A, "Biomechanical Effects of Component Alignment Variability in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Computer Simulation Study of an Oxford Rig." 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics 2012.
  • *Hutter, E.E, Granger, J.F, Beal, M.D., and Siston, R.A, "Is there a gold standard for rotational alignment of the tibial component during TKA?." 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics 2012.

2011

  • Giori, N.J., Koenig, K.M., and Siston, R.A, "The Natural History of Intraoperative TKA Laxity and Balance: A 3-5 Year Follow-Up Study.." 57th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2011.

2010

  • *Thompson, J.A.., Hast W.W., Piazza, S.J., and Siston, R.A, "The Biomechanical Effects of Variability in Femoral Component Rotational Alignment in a Simulated Oxford Rig." 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2010.
  • #Harris JD, *Brockmeier PM, Siston RA, Flanigan DC, "The effect of knee articular cartilage defect shape on subchondral bone contact." American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2010 Annual Meeting 2010.
  • Trinh TQ, Flanigan DC, Harris JD, Siston RA, Brophy RH, "Prevalence of chondral defects in athletes’ knee." 8th Annual American Medical Association Medical student, resident, and fellow section Research Symposium 2010.
  • *Thompson, J.A., Hast M.W.,Granger, J.E., Piazza, S.J., and Siston, R.A, "The Biomechanical Effects of Variability in Femoral Component Rotational Alignment in a Simulated Oxford Rig." 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics 2010.
  • *Lathrop, R.L, *Thompson, J.A., Chaudhari, A.M.W., and Siston, R.A, "Comparative Assessment of Bone Pose Estimation Using Point Cluster Technique and OpenSim." 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics 2010.

2009

  • *Morin, B., *Lathrop, R., Worthen-Chaudhari, L., Basso, D.M., Schmiedeler, J.P., and Siston, R.A, "The Effect of Body Weight Support on the Ankle-Foot Rollover Shape." 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics 2009.
  • #Solak, K., Litsky, A., #Harris, J., Richards, J., Siston, R.A., and Flanigan, D.C, "Contact Pressure Comparisson of Proud Osteochondral Autografts verses Synthetic Grafts." Biennial International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Congress 2009.
  • *Thompson, J.A.., Chaudhari, A.M.W., and Siston, R.A, "The Effects of Model Degrees of Freedom and Marker Weight on Resultant Hip Kinematics in OpenSim." 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics 2009.
  • *Lathrop, R., *Morin, B., Worthen-Chaudhari, L., Chaudhari, A.M.W., Basso, D.M., Schmiedeler, J.P., and Siston, R.A, "The Effects of Speed and Body Weight Support on Lower Extremity Kinematics." 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics 2009.
  • #Elguizaoui, S., Flanigan, D., *Parsons, E.,#Harris, J., Litsky, A., and Siston, R.A, "Contact Pressures of Proud Synthetic Versus Osteochondral Plugs with Cyclic Loading in a Bovine Model.." 28th Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America 2009.
  • *Brockmeier, #P.M., Harris, J.D., Flanigan, D.C., and Siston, R.A, "Is 2cm2 the Correct Threshold Size to Dictate Articular Cartilage Repair?." 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2009.
  • Flanigan, D.C., #Harris, J., *Brockmeier, P., and Siston, R.A, "Is 2cm2 the Correct Threshold Size to Dictate Articular Cartilage Repair?." Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2009.
  • Siston, R.A, *Maack, T.L., Van Gorp, C.C., and Chaudhari, A.M.W, "The Design and Validation of a Device to Intraoperatively Measure Knee Stability During Total Knee Arthroplasty." The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009.

2008

  • *Falk, J.V., Green, J., Kmiec, S., Siston, R.A., and Van Gorp, C.C, "Using a Reamer Irrigator Aspirator Reduces Femoral Intramedullary Pressure During Simulated Total Knee Arthroplasty." 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2008.

2007

  • Cromie, M.J., Siston, R.A., Delp, S.L., and Giori, N.J, "Cruciate Ligament Removal Contributes to Abnormal Knee Motion During Posterior Stabilized Total Knee Arthroplasty." 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics 2007.
  • Chen, C.A., John, C.T., Hargreaves, B.A., Reeder, S.B., Delp, S.L., Siston, R.A., and Gold, G.E, "Multi-Echo IDEAL-GRE Water-Fat Separation for Rapid Assessment of Cartilage Morphology." Proceedings of The 2007 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Conference 2007.

2006

  • Siston, R.A., Goodman, S.B., Patel, J.P., Delp, S.L., and Giori, N.J, "The High Variability of Tibial Rotational Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty." Proceedings of The 2006 Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006.
  • Siston, R.A., Giori, N.J., Goodman, S.B., and Delp, S.L, "Abnormal Passive Kinematics After TKA: In-vivo Analysis with Computer Navigation." 52nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2006.

2005

  • Siston, R.A., Giori, N.J., Goodman, S.B., and Delp, S.L, "In-vivo Passive Kinematics of Osteoarthritic Knees." The XXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 2005.
  • Siston, R.A., Goodman, S.B., Patel, J.P., Delp, S.L., and Giori, N.J, "The High Variability of Tibial Rotational Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty." Proceedings of The 2005 Knee Society Interim Meeting 2005.
  • Siston, R.A., Patel, J.P., Goodman, S.B., Delp, S.L., and Giori, N.J, "High Variability of Femoral Rotational Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty." 51st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2005.

2004

  • Siston, R.A., Daub, A.C., Giori, N.J., Goodman, S.B., and Delp, S.L, "Evaluation of Methods for Determining the Center of the Ankle for Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement." Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, 4th Annual Meeting of CAOS-International Proceedings 2004.
  • Siston, R.A., and Delp, S.L, "A New Functional Determination of the Hip Joint Center for Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement." Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, 4th Annual Meeting of CAOS-International Proceedings 2004.

2002

  • Schmiedeler, J.P., Siston R.A, and Waldron, K.J, "The Significance of Leg Mass in Modeling Quadrupedal Running Gaits." ROMANSY 14: Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators 2002.

Presentations

2012

  • "Knee Biomechanics." 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery. London. 2012.

2010

  • "Computer-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty.." Eleventh International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement. San Francisco. 2010.

2009

  • "Computer-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty." The University of Notre Dame Mechanical Engineering Seminar. South Bend. 2009.
  • "Computer-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty." The University of Notre Dame Mechanical Engineering Seminar. South Bend. 2009.

2008

  • "Computer-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty." The Pennsylvania State University Biomechanics Laboratory Seminar. State College. 2008.

2007

  • "Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement." The Ohio State University Industrial, Welding, and Systems Engineering Department Seminar. Columbus. 2007.
  • "Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement." The Ohio State University Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar. Columbus. 2007.

2006

  • "Surgical Navigation for Total Knee Replacement." The Ohio State University Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar. 2006.
  • "Navigation as a Unique Tool for Clinical Research.." The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons Carl T. Brighton Workshop on Less Invasive and Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery. Tampa. 2006.

2005

  • "The Passive Knee Kinematics of Total Knee Arthroplasty." The Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Orthopaedic Research Day. Palo Alto. 2005.

Patents

2009

  • Siston, R.A., Maack, T.L., Van Gorp, C.C., and Maack, H.E. Design and validation of a device to intraoperatively measure knee stability during total knee arthroplasty. Filed Dec 2009

2008

Academic Advising

As of 5/2012, I am the academic advisor for 26 undergraduate students


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