Biomedical Engineering

Stephen M. Howell

Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

8100 Timberlake Way, Ste. F

Sacramento, CA 95823

Telephone: (916) 689-7370

E-mail: sebhowell@mac.com

Website: http://www.drstevehowell.com/

Personal Education

Doctor of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School (Chicago, IL 1981)
Bachelor of Science in Premedicine, Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA 1976)

Academic Affiliations

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interest

The biomechanics, surgical technique innovation, component or fixation devise design, and clinical outcome of total knee arthroplasty and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Hospital Affiliations

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, 7500 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823
Mercy General Hospital, 4001 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

Selected Publications

1. Howell, S. M.; and Hull, M. L.: Kinematic Alignment in TKA: Definition, Manual Surgical Technique, and Challenging Cases, Orthopaedic Knowledge Online, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, In Press.

2. Roland, M., Hull, M. L, Howell, S. M.: Validation of a New Method for Finding the Rotational Axes of the Knee Using Both Marker-Based Roentgen Stereophotogrammetric Analysis and 3D Video-Based Motion Analysis for Kinematic Measurements. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 2011;133:051003.

3. Howell, S. M.: The role of arthroscopy in treating osteoarthritis of the knee in the older patient. Orthopedics 2010;33:652.

4. Smith, C.; Howell, S. M.; and Hull, M. L.: Does Does graft construct lengthening at the fixations cause an increase in anterior laxity following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in vivo? J Biomech Eng 2010;132:081001.

5. Smith, C. K.; Howell, S. M.; and Hull, M. L.: Anterior Laxity, Slippage, and Recovery of Function in the First Year After Tibialis Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med, 2010.

6. Smith, C. K.; Chen, J. A.; Howell, S. M.; and Hull, M. L.: An in vivo study of the effect of distal femoral resection on passive knee extension. J Arthroplasty, 25(7): 1137-42, 2010.

7. Roland, M.; Hull, M. L.; and Howell, S. M.:Virtual axis finder: a new method to determine the two kinematic axes of rotation for the tibio-femoral joint. J Biomech
Eng, 132(1): 011009, 2010.

8. Smith, C. K.; Hull, M. L.; and Howell, S. M.: Does graft construct lengthening at the fixations cause an increase in anterior laxity following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in vivo? J Biomech Eng, 132(8): 081001, 2010.

9. Howell, S. M.; Howell, S. J.; and Hull, M. L.: Assessment of the radii of the medial and lateral femoral condyles in varus and valgus knees with osteoarthritis. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92(1): 98-104, 2010.

10. Howell, S. M.; Kuznik, K.; Hull, M. L.; and Siston, R. A.: Longitudinal shapes of the tibia and femur are unrelated and variable. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 468(4): 1142-8, 2010

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