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Robin Pourzal

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentOrthopedic Surgery
Address1611 W. Harrison St.
Chicago IL 60612
Phone312-942-7270
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    My Scopus ID is 24830813800.
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    1. McCarthy SM, Hall DJ, Mathew MT, Jacobs JJ, Lundberg HJ, Pourzal R. Are Damage Modes Related to Microstructure and Material Loss in Severely Damaged CoCrMo Femoral Heads? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2021 05 21. PMID: 34019490.
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    2. Royhman D, Pourzal R, Hall D, Lundberg HJ, Wimmer MA, Jacobs J, Hallab NJ, Mathew MT. Fretting-corrosion in hip taper modular junctions: The influence of topography and pH levels - An in-vitro study. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2021 06; 118:104443. PMID: 33752094.
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    3. Zachariah Z, Balachandran S, Liu Z, Pourzal R, McCarthy SM, Hall DJ, Fischer A, Raabe D, Herbig M. On the Formation Mechanism of Column Damage Within Modular Taper Junctions. J Arthroplasty. 2021 Jul; 36(7):2603-2611.e2. PMID: 33812716.
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    4. Liu S, Hall DJ, Della Valle CJ, Walsh MJ, Jacobs JJ, Pourzal R. Simultaneous Characterization of Implant Wear and Tribocorrosion Debris within Its Corresponding Tissue Response Using Infrared Chemical Imaging. Biotribology (Oxf). 2021 Jun; 26. PMID: 33829077.
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    5. Mallow GM, Siyaji ZK, Galbusera F, Espinoza-Orías AA, Giers M, Lundberg H, Ames C, Karppinen J, Louie PK, Phillips FM, Pourzal R, Schwab J, Sciubba DM, Wang JC, Wilke HJ, Williams FMK, Mohiuddin SA, Makhni MC, Shepard NA, An HS, Samartzis D. Intelligence-Based Spine Care Model: A New Era of Research and Clinical Decision-Making. Global Spine J. 2021 Mar; 11(2):135-145. PMID: 33251858.
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    6. Mehta N, Hall DJ, Pourzal R, Garrigues GE. The Biomaterials of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Their Features, Function, and Effect on Outcomes. JBJS Rev. 2020 09; 8(9):e1900212. PMID: 32890047.
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    7. Gustafson JA, Pourzal R, Levine BR, Jacobs JJ, Lundberg HJ. Modelling changes in modular taper micromechanics due to surgeon assembly technique in total hip arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 2020 Jul; 102-B(7_Supple_B):33-40. PMID: 32600210.
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    8. Pourzal R, Cip J, Rad E, Laurent MP, Berger RA, Jacobs JJ, Wimmer MA. Joint line elevation and tibial slope are associated with increased polyethylene wear in cruciate-retaining total knee replacement. J Orthop Res. 2020 07; 38(7):1596-1606. PMID: 32374428.
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    9. Hall DJ, Pourzal R, Jacobs JJ. What Surgeons Need to Know About Adverse Local Tissue Reaction in Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2020 06; 35(6S):S55-S59. PMID: 32005621.
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    10. Bijukumar DR, Salunkhe S, Zheng G, Barba M, Hall DJ, Pourzal R, Mathew MT. Wear particles induce a new macrophage phenotype with the potential to accelerate material corrosion within total hip replacement interfaces. Acta Biomater. 2020 01 01; 101:586-597. PMID: 31678260.
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    11. Radice S, Liu S, Pourzal R, Laurent MP, Wimmer MA. Effects of bovine serum albumin and hyaluronic acid on the electrochemical response of a CoCrMo alloy to cathodic and anodic excursions. J Bio Tribocorros. 2019 Dec; 5(4). PMID: 31828005.
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    12. Bijukumar DR, Salunkhe S, Morris D, Segu A, Hall DJ, Pourzal R, Mathew MT. In Vitro Evidence for Cell-Accelerated Corrosion Within Modular Junctions of Total Hip Replacements. J Orthop Res. 2020 02; 38(2):393-404. PMID: 31436344.
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    13. Liu S, Hall DJ, McCarthy SM, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM, Pourzal R. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging of wear and corrosion products within joint capsule tissue from total hip replacements patients. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2020 02; 108(2):513-526. PMID: 31099981.
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    14. Radice S, Holcomb T, Pourzal R, Hallab NJ, Laurent MP, Wimmer MA. Investigation of CoCrMo material loss in a novel bio-tribometer designed to study direct cell reaction to wear and corrosion products. Biotribology (Oxf). 2019 Jun; 18. PMID: 30984811.
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    15. Hall DJ, Pourzal R, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM. Metal wear particles in hematopoietic marrow of the axial skeleton in patients with prior revision for mechanical failure of a hip or knee arthroplasty. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2019 08; 107(6):1930-1936. PMID: 30501001.
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    16. 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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    17. 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 11; 39(11):1335-1344. PMID: 30019605.
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    18. Pourzal R, Lundberg HJ, Hall DJ, Jacobs JJ. What Factors Drive Taper Corrosion? J Arthroplasty. 2018 09; 33(9):2707-2711. PMID: 29705684.
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    19. 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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    20. 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. . 2018 07; 106(5):1672-1685. PMID: 28842959.
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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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.
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    24. 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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    25. 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. . 2017 02; 105(2):283-290. PMID: 26477322.
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    26. 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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    27. 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.
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    28. 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.
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    29. 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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    30. 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.
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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. 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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    34. 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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    35. 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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