Stephen J. Piazza
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
029 Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
Ph.D., 1998, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
Development of computational tools for investigation of joint mechanics; computer simulation applied to the study of normal and pathological human gait; mechanical effects of surgical procedures intended to alter joint and muscle function; mechanics of total joint replacements.
Contributions of joint mechanics to human performance
Simulation of human movement
Structure-function relationships in the musculoskeletal system
Erdemir, A., Piazza, S. J., 2004. Changes in foot loading following plantar fasciotomy: a computer modeling study. J Biomech Eng 126, 237-243.
Piazza, S. J., Erdemir, A., Okita, N., Cavanagh, P. R., 2004. Assessment of the functional method of hip joint center location subject to reduced range of hip motion. J Biomech 37, 349-56.
Piazza, S. J., Adamson, R. L., Moran, M. F., Sanders, J. O., Sharkey, N. A., 2003. Effects of tensioning errors in split transfers of tibialis anterior and posterior tendons. J Bone Joint Surg Am 85-A, 858-65.
Piazza, S. J., Adamson, R. L., Sanders, J. O., Sharkey, N. A., 2001. Changes in muscle moment arms following split tendon transfer of tibialis anterior and tibialis posterior. Gait & Posture 14, 271-278.
Piazza, S. J., Delp, S. L., 2001. Three-dimensional dynamic simulation of total knee replacement motion during a step-up task. J Biomech Eng 123, 599-606.
Piazza, S. J., Delp, S. L., 1996. The influence of muscles on knee flexion during the swing phase of gait. J Biomech 29, 723-33.
- Domains of Health and Behavior