Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

William J. Anderst, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Biodynamics Laboratory

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • MS, University of Indiana
  • BS, University of Notre Dame

Representative Publications

  1. Byrapogu V, Gale T, LaBaze D, Hamlin B, Urish W, Anderst W. How Well Does Intraoperative Contact Path Predict Post-Operative Contact Path During Activities of Daily Living After Medial Unicompartmental Knee Arthropllasty?. Medical Engineering and Physics. 2023:111;103948.
  2. Johnson C, Rhu E, Frankston N, Charles S, McClincy M, Anderst W. Hip kinematics in healthy adults during gait and squatting: Sex differences and asymmetry revealed through dynamic biplane radiography. Journal of Biomechanics. 2022:143;111280.
  3. Chen S, LeVasseur C, Pitcairn S, Munsch M, Couch B, Kanter A, Okonkwo D, Shaw J, Donaldson W, Lee J, Anderst, W. In Vivo Evidence of Early Instability and Late Stabilization in Motion Segments Immediately Superior to Anterior Cervical Arthrodesis, Spine. 2022;47(17):1234-1240.
  4. LeVasseur C, Pitcairn S, Okonkwo D, Kanter A, Shaw J, Donaldson W, Lee J, Anderst W. In Vivo Changes in Dynamic Adjacent Segment Motion One Year After One and Two-Level Cervical Arthrodesis. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2022;50(7):871-881.
  5. Como C, LeVassuer C, Kane G, Rai A, Munsch M, Gabrielli A, Hughes J, Anderst W, Lin A. Implant Characteristics Affect In Vivo Shoulder Kinematics During Multiplanar Functional Motions After Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. Journal of Biomechanics. 2022;135:111050.
  6. Nishida K, Gale T, Chiba D, Suntaxi F, Lesniak B, Fu F, Anderst W, Musahl V. The effect of lateral extraarticular tenodesis on in vivo cartilage contact in combined anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2022;30(1):61-70.
  7. Kane G, LeVasseur C, Hughes J, Gabrielli A, Popchak A, Anderst W, Lin A. Improved outcomes following arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction may not be associated with changes in shoulder kinematics: an in vivo study. Arthroscopy. 2022;38(2):267-275.
  8. Gale T, Yang S, McGough R, Fielder G, Anderst W. Residual limb shear strain during gait is correlated with patient reported outcomes for persons with transfemoral amputation.  J. Biomechanics. 2021;129:110826.
  9. Canton S, Gale T, Onyeukwu C, Hogan M, Anderst W. Syndesmosis Repair Affects in Vivo Distal Interosseous Tibiofibular Ligament Elongation Under Static Loads and During Dynamic Activities. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2021:103(20):1927-1936.

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Research Interests

The effects of injury, surgery, rehabilitation, and age on joint kinematics. The relationship between in vivo joint kinematics and the development of degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis and intervertebral disc degeneration.

Research Grants

Title: A Low-Cost, Practical Fitness Monitor of Socket-Suspension Systems for Lower Limb Amputees
Grant number: R43HD105511
Granting organization: NIH
Period of Support: 2022-2023
Role: Co-I

Title: The Effect of Proximal Humerus Malunion on Glenohumeral Kinematics
Grant number: N/A
Granting organization: Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Period of Support: 2023-2024
Role: Co-I

Title: Characterizing dynamic thumb metacarpal subsidence during functional tasks after trapeziectomy
Grant number: R21 AR081556
Granting organization: NIH/NIAMS
Period of Support: 2022-2024
Role: Co-PI

Title: Improving Physical Function and Patient-Reported Outcomes Through a Quantitatively Informed Socket Design Process
Grant number: W81XWH2010914
Granting organization: DOD
Period of Support: 2020-2024
Role: Co-PI

Title: The Dynamic Glenoid Track: An Updated Model of Glenohumeral Cartilage Contact During In Vivo Movement
Grant number: R01 AR080425
Granting organization: NIH/NIAMS
Period of Support: 2021-2024
Role: PI

Title: Healing LB3P: Profiling biomechanical, biological and behavioral phenotypes
Grant number: U19 AR076725
Granting organization: NIH/NIAMS
Period of Support: 2019-2024
Role: Co-I

Title: A research registry of patients receiving knee arthroplasty using the Navio surgical system
Grant number: N/A
Granting organization: Smith&Nephew
Period of Support: 2019-2024
Role: PI