Primary research interests focus on knee and soft tissue biomechanics and biomedical instrumentation. Recent projects include the in vivo strain measurements of the human anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the development and application of an experimental model to investigate ligament and graft healing, the progression of osteoarthritis following ACL injury/reconstruction, the biotribology of articular cartilage (collaboration with Dr. Greg Jay, Brown University), and bio-enhanced healing in ACL repair and reconstruction (collaboration with Dr. Martha Murray, Boston Children's Hospital).
Dr. Fleming joined the Department of Orthopaedics at Brown University in June 2003. He received his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1996 and then served on the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont. His primary research interests focus on the lower extremity and spine with a particular interest in knee and soft tissue biomechanics, and biomedical instrumentation. Recent projects include the in vivo strain measurements of the human anterior cruciate ligament, the development of an experimental model to investigate graft healing and the progression of osteoarthritis following ACL injury and reconstruction, tissue engineering methods to stimulate ligament healing, and the in vivo measurement of the forces and motion of spinal implants. He has received several awards for his research including the Kappa Delta Award (2013; 1994); Cabaud Research Award (2013; 2009), ACL Study Group Traveling Fellowship (2010=2012); the O'Donogue Research Award (2005); the Bruce Selya Research Award (2005), GOTS-Beiersdorf Research Award (2000), the American Society of Biomechanics Post-doctoral Young Scientist Award (1999), and the Albert Trillat Young Investigator Award (1997).
BRADEN FLEMING, PhD
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