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Robin Pourzal

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentOrthopedic Surgery
Address1611 W. Harrison St.
Chicago IL 60612
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    1. Frisch NB, Lynch JR, Pourzal R, Banglmaier RF, Silverton CD. Dual-taper modular hip implant: Investigation of 3-dimensional surface scans for component contact, shape, and fit. Arthroplast Today. 2018 Sep; 4(3):370-375. PMID: 30186924.
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    2. Schipper ON, Haddad SL, Fullam S, Pourzal R, Wimmer MA. Wear Characteristics of Conventional Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Versus Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene in Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Nov; 39(11):1335-1344. PMID: 30019605.
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    3. Pourzal R, Lundberg HJ, Hall DJ, Jacobs JJ. What Factors Drive Taper Corrosion? J Arthroplasty. 2018 Sep; 33(9):2707-2711. PMID: 29705684.
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    4. Pourzal R, Hall DJ, Ehrich J, McCarthy SM, Mathew MT, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM. Alloy Microstructure Dictates Corrosion Modes in THA Modular Junctions. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Dec; 475(12):3026-3043. PMID: 28884275.
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    5. Hall DJ, Pourzal R, Lundberg HJ, Mathew MT, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM. Mechanical, chemical and biological damage modes within head-neck tapers of CoCrMo and Ti6Al4V contemporary hip replacements. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2018 Jul; 106(5):1672-1685. PMID: 28842959.
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    6. Fillingham YA, Della Valle CJ, Bohl DD, Kelly MP, Hall DJ, Pourzal R, Jacobs JJ. Serum Metal Levels for Diagnosis of Adverse Local Tissue Reactions Secondary to Corrosion in Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017 09; 32(9S):S272-S277. PMID: 28511949.
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    7. Pourzal R, Hall DJ, Ha NQ, Urban RM, Levine BR, Jacobs JJ, Lundberg HJ. Does Surface Topography Play a Role in Taper Damage in Head-neck Modular Junctions? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Oct; 474(10):2232-42. PMID: 27339123.
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    8. Pourzal R, Knowlton CB, Hall DJ, Laurent MP, Urban RM, Wimmer MA. How Does Wear Rate Compare in Well-functioning Total Hip and Knee Replacements? A Postmortem Polyethylene Liner Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Aug; 474(8):1867-75. PMID: 26891896; PMCID: PMC4925408 [Available on 08/01/17].
    9. Kerwell S, Alfaro M, Pourzal R, Lundberg HJ, Liao Y, Sukotjo C, Mercuri LG, Mathew MT. Examination of failed retrieved temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants. Acta Biomater. 2016 Mar 01; 32:324-335. PMID: 26768232.
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    10. Hall DJ, Urban RM, Pourzal R, Turner TM, Skipor AK, Jacobs JJ. Nanoscale surface modification by anodic oxidation increased bone ingrowth and reduced fibrous tissue in the porous coating of titanium-alloy femoral hip arthroplasty implants. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017 02; 105(2):283-290. PMID: 26477322.
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    11. Pourzal R, Cichon R, Mathew MT, Pacione CA, Fischer A, Hallab NJ, Wimmer M. Design of a tribocorrosion bioreactor for the analysis of immune cell response to in situ generated wear products. J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2014; 24(1):65-76. PMID: 24941407.
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    12. Mathew MT, Nagelli C, Pourzal R, Fischer A, Laurent MP, Jacobs JJ, Wimmer MA. Tribolayer formation in a metal-on-metal (MoM) hip joint: an electrochemical investigation. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2014 Jan; 29:199-212. PMID: 24099949; PMCID: PMC3882021.
    13. Martin EJ, Pourzal R, Mathew MT, Shull KR. Dominant role of molybdenum in the electrochemical deposition of biological macromolecules on metallic surfaces. Langmuir. 2013 Apr 16; 29(15):4813-22. PMID: 23550942; PMCID: PMC4067157.
    14. Bishop N, Witt F, Pourzal R, Fischer A, Rütschi M, Michel M, Morlock M. Wear patterns of taper connections in retrieved large diameter metal-on-metal bearings. J Orthop Res. 2013 Jul; 31(7):1116-22. PMID: 23440943.
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    15. Liao Y, Pourzal R, Stemmer P, Wimmer MA, Jacobs JJ, Fischer A, Marks LD. New insights into hard phases of CoCrMo metal-on-metal hip replacements. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2012 Aug; 12:39-49. PMID: 22659365; PMCID: PMC3407301.
    16. Liao Y, Pourzal R, Wimmer MA, Jacobs JJ, Fischer A, Marks LD. Graphitic tribological layers in metal-on-metal hip replacements. Science. 2011 Dec 23; 334(6063):1687-90. PMID: 22194573.
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    17. Pourzal R, Catelas I, Theissmann R, Kaddick C, Fischer A. Characterization of Wear Particles Generated from CoCrMo Alloy under Sliding Wear Conditions. Wear. 2011 Jul 29; 271(9-10):1658-1666. PMID: 21804652.
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    18. Laurent MP, Pourzal R, Fischer A, Bertin KC, Jacobs JJ, Wimmer MA. In vivo wear of a squeaky alumina-on-alumina hip prosthesis: a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Apr 06; 93(7):e27. PMID: 21471407.
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    19. Wimmer MA, Fischer A, Büscher R, Pourzal R, Sprecher C, Hauert R, Jacobs JJ. Wear mechanisms in metal-on-metal bearings: the importance of tribochemical reaction layers. J Orthop Res. 2010 Apr; 28(4):436-43. PMID: 19877285.
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    20. Pourzal R, Theissmann R, Williams S, Gleising B, Fisher J, Fischer A. Subsurface changes of a MoM hip implant below different contact zones. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2009 Apr; 2(2):186-91. PMID: 19627822.
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