Muturi G. Muriuki, PhD

Dong Keun Lee

Contact Information


Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital

5000 S. Fifth Avenue

P.O. Box 5000 (151)

Hines, IL 60141


Phone: 708-202-8387, ext. 5788

Fax: 708-202-7938





Research and Professional Activities





Selected Publications



  1. Switaj PJ, Fuchs D, Alshouli M, Patwardhan AG, Voronov LI, Muriuki M, Havey RM, Kadakia AR. A biomechanical comparison study of a modern fibular nail and distal fibular locking plate in AO/OTA 44C2 ankle fractures. J Orthop Surg Res. 2016 Sep 15;11(1):100.

  2. Alvi HM, Monroe EJ, Muriuki M, Verma RN, Marra G, Saltzman MD, Latarjet Fixation: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study Evaluating Cortical and Cannulated Screw Fixation. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Apr 19;4(4).

  3. Muriuki MG, Havey RM, Voronov LI, Zindrick MR, Lorenz MA, LomasneyL, Patwardhan AG. Effects of motion segment level, Pfirrmann intervertebral disc degeneration grade and gender on lumbar spine kinematics, J Orthop Res. 2016 Mar 18. [Epub ahead of print]

  4. Smith ZA, Khayatzadeh S, Bakhsheshian J, Harvey M, Havey RM, Voronov LI, Muriuki MG, Patwardhan AG. Dimensions of the Cervical Neural Foramen in Conditions of Spinal Deformity: An ex vivo Biomechanical Investigation Using Specimen-Specific CT Imaging. Eur Spine J. 2016 Jul;25(7):2155-65.

  5. Patwardhan AG, Khayatzadeh S, Nguyen NL, Havey RM, Voronov LI, Muriuki MG, Carandang G, Smith ZA, Sears W, Lomasney LM, Ghanayem AJ. Is Cervical Sagittal Imbalance a Risk Factor for Adjacent Segment Pathomechanics After Multilevel Fusion? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Nov 30.

  6. Havey RM, Goodsitt J, Khayatzadeh S, Muriuki M, Potluri T, Voronov LI, Lomasney LM, Patwardhan AG. Three-Dimensional CT Based Specimen-Specific Kinematic Model for Ex Vivo Assessment of Lumbar Neuroforaminal Space. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jul 15:40(14); E814-22.

  7. Patwardhan AG, Havey RM, Khayatzadeh S, Muriuki MG, Voronov LI, Carandang G, Nguyen NL, Ghanayem AJ, Schuit D, Patel AA, Smith ZA, Sears W. Postural Consequences of Cervical Sagittal Imbalance - A Novel Laboratory Model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jun 1:40(11); 783-92.

  8. Muturi G. Muriuki, Amin Mohagheh-Motlagh, Patrick J. Smolinski, Mark Carl Miller, Elbow helical axes of motion are not the same in physiologic and kinetic joint simulators, J. Biomechanics, Vol. 45, No. 13, pp 2289-92, 2012.

  9. Sebastian Kopf, Alexis Chiang Colvin, Muturi Muriuki, Xudong Zhang, Christopher Dechant Harner, Meniscal root suturing techniques: implications for root rixation, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 39, No. 10, pp 2141-46, 2011.

  10. M.G. Muriuki, D.A. Tuason, B.G. Tucker, C.D. Harner, Changes in tibiofemoral contact mechanics following radial split and vertical tears of the medial meniscus: an in-vitro investigation of the efficacy of arthroscopic repair, J. of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol 34, pp 1089-95, 2011.

  11. Peter Tang, Jean Gauvin, Muturi Muriuki, Jamie H. Pfaeffle, Joseph E. Imbriglia, Robert J. Goitz, Comparison of the “contact biomechanics” of the intact and proximal row carpectomy wrist, J. Hand Surgery, Vol 34A, No. 4, pp 660-0, 2009.

  12. Muturi G. Muriuki, Lars G. Gilbertson, Christopher D. Harner, Characterization of the performance of a custom program for image processing of pressure sensitive film, J. Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 131, No. 1, p. 014503, 2009.

  13. R Allaire, M Muriuki, L Gilbertson, CD Harner, Biomechanical consequences of a tear of the posterior root of the medial meniscus. Similar to total meniscectomy, J. of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 90, No 9, pp 1922-1931, 2008.

  14. M. G. Muriuki, William W. Clark, Analysis of a technique for tuning a cantilever beam resonator using shunt switching, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 16, pp 1527-1533, 2007.

  15. Muturi G. Muriuki and William W. Clark, Modeling and testing of the force generating characteristics of magnetorheological dampers, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 33, Nos. 1-3, pp 171-188, 2003.

  16. D.G. Thelen, M Muriuki, J James, A.B. Schultz, J.A. Ashton-Miller and N.B. Alexander (2000). Muscle activities used by young and old adults when stepping to regain balance during a forward fall. J. Electromyography and Kinesiology. 10:93-101.


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