Position/s

Senior Lecturer, Biomechanics Research
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Biography

John is a Mechanical Engineer who has been working in the field of Orthopaedic Biomechanics since 1991. He completed his PhD in 2004 and undertook his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont, USA in 2005-2006 (18 months) - one of the most prestigious international biomechanics research centres. He has authored one book chapter, 29 articles, and presented over 100 papers both nationally/internationally on a wide range of biomechanical topics. His major research interests are to understand the mechanisms of spine disc degeneration/tissue injury, and bone/soft tissue mechanics across their hierarchical scales.

Qualifications

2004 PhD, Flinders University
1992 BEng (Hons), The University of Adelaide

Honours, awards and grants

2014 Mace Bearer, Faculty of Science and Engineering Graduation Ceremony, Flinders University of South Australia.

2013 Best Paper Award. 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia, Perth, Australia.

2012 Finalist - National Engineering Excellence Award, Engineers Australia, Canberra.

2012 Malcolm Kinnaird Engineering Excellence Award, Engineers Australia, South Australia Division.

2012 Innovation, Research and Development Engineering Excellence Award, Engineers Australia, South Australia Division.

2007 Finalist - International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) - Clinical Biomechanics Award, Tapei, Taiwan.

2007 Orthotech Best Poster Award. 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia, Hobart, Australia.

2007 New Investigator Award - Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics, Auckland, New Zealand.

2006 McClure Musculoskeletal Research Award, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, The University of Vermont, USA.

2002 Best Postgraduate Presentation. Joint South Australian meeting of the Institution of Engineers (IEAust) Biomedical branch, the SMBE (Society for Medical and Biological Engineering) and ACPSEM (Australasian College of Physical Sciences and Engineers in Medicine).

2002 Best Poster Award. European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, Rome, Italy.

1999 Young Investigator Award. Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, Brisbane, Australia.

Key responsibilities

Chair - Greenhouse Taskforce Committee (Medical Device Research Institute)

Director of Studies - Mechanical Engineering

Teaching interests

Biomechanics and Mechanical Engineering related topics

Topic Coordinator:

Research expertise

  • Biomedical engineering

Research interests

John Costi is a Biomechanical Engineer with substantial experience in the conduct of experimental research into Orthopaedic Biomechanics of joints, soft tissue/bone, implants and medical devices. Expertise in the area of the spine and intervertebral disc biomechanics.

His major research interests are to understand the multiscale, complex mechanical behaviour and failure mechanisms of the discs and mechanisms of spine disc degeneration, disc tissue injury and biomechanics, knee ligament reconstruction, soft tissue mechanics and hip implant micromotion.

Multiscale characterisation of soft tissue mechanics

Established materials testing systems exist for medium to large scale determination of the mechanical function for whole biological tissues, implants and medical devices. However, in order to fully quantify the behaviour of tissue structures, an understanding of their structural and mechanical behaviour is required at the nano- and micro-scales. This information, together with macroscopic material behaviour, can be used to develop multi-scale models of tissues that will allow more complex and realistic simulations to be undertaken.

Programs of research are currently being developed at both nano and micro-scales and novel techniques are being developed to measure the micromechanical properties of soft tissue in multiple degrees of freedom.

Hexapod Robot for Biomechanics Testing

An award-winning, novel design of a Hexapod Robot has been developed within the School in collaboration with the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, to enable complex 6 DOF testing of bones, joints, soft tissues, artificial joints and other medical/surgical devices.

Funding has been obtained by John from The Repat Foundation, the Health and Medical Research Fund, Department of Health, SA Government, as well as the School and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The current hexapod is based heavily on the very successful Hexapod developed at the University of Vermont by Ian Stokes et al.

Supervisory interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomechanics, bones, soft tissues and joints
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Bone biomechanics
  • Multiscale testing
  • Orthopaedics
  • Robotic and biomedical engineering

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Biomechanics (3) ;

Associate supervisor : Biomechanics (4) ;

Completion

Associate supervisor : Tissue mechanics (1) ;

Publications

  • Fazzalari, N., Costi, J.J. and Hearn, T.C. (2003). Structure and function of normal, degenerate, and surgically fixed spinal segments. In Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, ed. Advances in Spinal Fusion. New York, USA: Marcel Dekker, pp. 135-154.
  • Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M., Tettis, H. and Fazzalari, N. (2008). Human versus sheep intervertebral disc mechanical and vertebral cortical bone strain properties. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 14th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)
  • Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M., Smith, L.J., Tettis, H., Tsangari, H., Hearn, T.C., et al. (2008). The effects of lumbar motion segment degeneration on strain magnitudes at the vertebral cortices during compression, bending and torsion. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 14th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)
  • Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M., Smith, L.J., Tettis, H., Tsangari, H., Hearn, T.C., et al. (2008). The effect of intervertebral disc degeneration on vertebral cortical strains and disc mechanical properties. In Transactions of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Rosemont, IL, USA: Orthopaedic Research Society. 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. San Francisco, CA, USA. Mar 2008, pp. 1439-1439.
  • Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M., Smith, L.J., Tettis, H., Tsangari, H., Hearn, T.C., et al. (2008). The effect of intervertebral disc degeneration on vertebral cortical strains and disc mechanical properties. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) 35th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  • Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M., Smith, L.J., Tettis, H., Tsangari, H., Hearn, T.C., et al. (2008). The effect of intervertebral disc degeneration on vertebral cortical strains and disc mechanical properties. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia. 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia.
  • Costi, J.J., Gardner-Morse, M., Iatridis, J.C., Stokes, I.A. and Stanley, R.M. (2008). Intervertebral Disc Swelling Forces Increase with Decreasing Osmolarity. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 14th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M. and Iatridis, J.C. (2008). Intervertebral discs exhibit both poroelastic and intrinsic viscoelastic frequency-dependent behavior in response to six degree of freedom dynamic mechanical loads. In Transactions of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Rosemont, IL, USA: Orthopaedic Research Society. 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. San Francisco, CA, USA. Mar 2008, pp. 77-77.
  • Costi, J.J., Korecki, C.L. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Needle puncture affects intervertebral disc mechanics and biology in an organ culture model. In XXIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics Scientific Program. Taipei, Taiwan: International Society of Biomechanics. 21st Congress International Society of Biomechanics. Taipei, Taiwan. Jul 2007.
  • Costi, J.J., Korecki, C.L. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Small and large gauge needle puncture affects intervertebral disc mechanics and biology in an organ culture model. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society. ANZORS. Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society: 13th Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand. Oct 2007, pp. 33-33.
  • Smith, L.J., Byers, S., Costi, J.J. and Fazzalari, N. (2007). Elastic fibres enhance the mechanical integrity of the human lumbar anulus fibrosus transverse to the collagen fibre direction. In Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society: 13th Annual Scientific Meeting. ANZORS. Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society: 13th Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand. Oct 2007, pp. 36-36.
  • Korecki, C.L., Costi, J.J. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Needle puncture affects intervertebral disc mechanics and biology in an organ culture model. In Transactions of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Rosemont, IL, USA: Orthopaedic Research Society. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. San Diego, CA, USA. Feb 2007, pp. 1119-1119.
  • Korecki, C.L., Costi, J.J. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Needle puncture affects intervertebral disc mechanics and biology in an organ culture model. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia. Spine Society of Australia. 2007 Spine Society of Australia Conference. Hobart, TAS. Apr 2007.
  • Korecki, C.L., Costi, J.J. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Needle puncture affects intervertebral disc mechanics and biology in an organ culture model. In Abstracts of the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. Hong Kong, China. Jun 2007, pp. 110-110.
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Laible, J.P., Scoffone, H.M. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Lateral bending and flexion place intervertebral disc tissue at greatest risk of injury. In XXIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics Scientific Program. Taipei, Taiwan: International Society of Biomechanics. 21st Congress of International Society of Biomechanics. Taipei, Taiwan. Jul 2007.
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Laible, J.P., Scoffone, H.M. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Lateral bending and flexion place intervertebral disc tissue at greatest risk of injury. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society. ANZORS. Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society - 13th Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand. Oct 2007, pp. 33-33.
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Laible, J.P., Scoffone, H.M. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Lateral bending and flexion motions place disc tissue at greatest risk of injury: direct measurements of disc maximum shear strain in six degrees of freedom. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia. Spine Society of Australia. 2007 Spine Society of Australia Conference. Hobart, TAS. Apr 2007.
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Laible, J.P., Scoffone, H.M. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Direct measurement of intervertebral disc maximum shear strain in six degrees of freedom: motions that place disc tissue at risk of injury. In Transactions of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Rosemont, IL, USA: Orthopaedic Research Society. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. San Diego, CA, USA. Feb 2007, pp. 1138-1138.
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Laible, J.P., Scoffone, H.M. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Direct measurement of intervertebral disc maximum shear strain in six degrees of freedom: motions that place disc tissue at risk of injury. In Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Australasian Biomechanics Conference. 6th Biennial Australasian Biomechanics Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Feb 2007, pp. 39-39.
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Iatridis, J.C. and Lubinski, J.R. (2007). Intervertebral discs exhibit both poroelastic and intrinsic viscoelastic frequency-dependent behaviour in response to six degree of freedom dynamic mechanical loads. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society. ANZORS. Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society: 13th Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand. Oct 2008, pp. 40-40.
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Iatridis, J.C. and Lubinski, J.R. (2007). Frequency dependent poroelastic and viscoelastic contributions of the intervertebral disc in response to six degree of freedom cyclic loading. In XXIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics Scientific Program. Taipei, Taiwan: International Society of Biomechanics. 21st Congress of International Society of Biomechanics. Taipei, Taiwan. Jul 2007.
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Iatridis, J.C. and Lubinski, J.R. (2007). Disc mechanical response to cyclic loading - poroelastic and viscoelastic contributions. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia. Spine Society of Australia. 2007 Spine Society of Australia Conference. Hobart, TAS. Apr 2007.
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Iatridis, J.C. and Lubinski, J.R. (2007). Disc mechanical response to cyclic loading - poroelastic and viscoelastic contributions. In Abstracts of the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. Hong Kong, China. Jun 2007, pp. P33-P33.
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Laible, J.P., Scoffone, H.M. and Iatridis, J.C. (2006). Direct measurement of disc deformations and principal tissue strains in 6 DOF: Deformations and strains that place tissue at risk of injury. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  • Costi, J.J., Tettis, H., Stanley, R.M., Hearn, T.C. and Fazzalari, N. (2005). IN-VITRO MEASUREMENT OF SPINE SEGMENT STIFFNESS AND PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION IN A HYDRATED, UNIFORM LOADING ENVIRONMENT: A PILOT STUDY ' PART 2 EFFECT OF ANNULAR DISC INJURY. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia. 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia.
  • Costi, J.J., Tettis, H., Stanley, R.M., Hearn, T.C. and Fazzalari, N. (2005). IN-VITRO MEASUREMENT OF SPINE SEGMENT STIFFNESS, CORTICAL STRAIN AND PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION IN A HYDRATED, UNIFORM LOADING ENVIRONMENT: A PILOT STUDY ' PART 1 EFFECT OF SEQUENTIAL VERTEBRAL BONE REMOVAL. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia. 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia.
  • Costi, J.J., Tettis, H., Stanley, R.M., Hearn, T.C. and Fazzalari, N. (2005). VALIDATION OF A METHOD TO MEASURE IN-VITRO SPINE SEGMENT STIFFNESS, CORTICAL STRAIN AND PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION IN A HYDRATED, UNIFORM LOADING ENVIRONMENT. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia. 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia.
  • Costi, J.J., Tettis, H., Stanley, R.M., Hearn, T.C. and Fazzalari, N. (2005). Validation of a method and tool for measuring in-vitro spine segment stiffness, cortical strain and pressure distribution in a hydrated, uniform loading environment: A pilot study. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS) 15th European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS) Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Tettis, H., Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M., Fazzalari, N. and Hearn, T.C. (2005). A TOOL FOR DYNAMIC PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION ANALYSIS IN EXPLANTED TISSUES: A PILOT STUDY. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia. 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia.
  • Maharjan, R., Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M., Dermis, D., Martin, D.K. and Field, J.R. (2003). A study of strand tension during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using quadrupled hamstring tendon. In Proceedings of the 9th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 9th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)
  • Andrade, A.J., Costi, J.J., Stock, D., Stanley, R.M., Hearn, T.C. and Spriggins, A. (2002). The In-Vivo Intraoperative Biomechanical Properties of ACL Grafts. In Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the European Society of Sports traumatology Knee surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) 10th Congress of the European Society of Sports traumatology Knee surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Andrade, A.J., Stock, D., Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M., Kelly, N., Hearn, T.C., et al. (2001). The in vivo intraoperative biomechanical properties of ACL grafts. In Jegan Krishnan, ed. Journal of bone and joint surgery. Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Conference. Adelaide, SA. Apr 2001, pp. 258-258.
  • Barker, D.S., Costi, J.J., Hearn, T.C. and Krishnan, J. (2001). The effect of a cemented metacarpophalangeal prosthesis on metacarpal strain. In South Australian Hand Surgery Society Annual Scientific Meeting Proceedings. South Australian Hand Surgery Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2001.
  • Costi, J.J., Dunlop, D., Barker, D.S., Howie, C.R., Field, J.R., Hearn, T.C., et al. (2001). Develpoment of a novel method for measuring three-dimensional micromotion in an ovine hip replacement model. In Proceedings of the 13th triennial congress of the asia pacific orthopaedic association. 13th triennial congress of the asia pacific orthopaedic association. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2001.
  • Costi, J.J., Hearn, T.C. and Fazzalari, N. (2001). Biomechanical studies of the disco-vertibral joint in an ovine model of disc degeneration. In Proceedings of the 13th Trigennial Congress of the Asian Pacific Orthopaedics Association. 13th Trigennial Congress of the Asian Pacific Orthopaedics. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2001.
  • Field, J.R., Hearn, T.C., Costi, J.J., Mcgee, M., Costi, K., Adachi, N., et al. (2001). An ovine model of ACL reconstruction: a bioresorable tibial staple. In 47th Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Research Society Proceedings. 47th Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Research Society Conference. San Francisco, USA. Jan 2001.
  • Field, J.R., Hearn, T.C., Costi, J.J., Mcgee, M., Costi, K., Adachi, N., et al. (2001). Assenssment of a bioresobable tibial staple for ACL reconstruction using an ovine model. In Westpac Orthopaedic Association Biannual Meeting Proceedings. Westpac Orthopaedic Association Biannual Meeting. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2001.
  • Hearn, T.C., Graham, J.R., Anderson, A., Stewien, J., Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M., et al. (2001). Computerised monitoring of implant migration. In Proceedings of the 13th Trigennial Congress of the Asian Pacific Orthopaedics Association. 13th Trigennial Congress of the Asian Pacific Orthopaedics. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2001, pp. 121-121.
  • Ding, B., Cazzolato, B., Grainger, S., Stanley, R. and Costi, J.J. (2013). Active preload control of a redundantly actuated Stewart platform for backlash prevention. In Proceedings of ICRA '13. Piscataway, USA: IEEE. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Karlsruhe, Germany. May 2013, pp. 1908-1915.
    [10.1109/ICRA.2013.6630830]
  • Ding, B., Stanley, R., Cazzolato, B. and Costi, J.J. (2011). Real-time FPGA control of a hexapod robot for 6-DOF biomechanical testing. In Proceedings of IECON 2011. Online: IEEE. IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Melbourne, VIC. Nov 2011, pp. 252-257.
  • Ab-Lazid, R., Perilli, E., Ryan, M., Costi, J. and Reynolds, K. (2014). Does cancellous screw insertion torque depend on bone mineral density and/or microarchitecture? Journal of Biomechanics, 47 pp. 347-353.
    [10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.11.030]
  • Ab-Lazid, R., Perilli, E., Ryan, M., Costi, J. and Reynolds, K. (2014). Pullout strength of cancellous screws in human femoral heads depends on applied insertion torque, trabecular bone microarchitecture and areal bone mineral density. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials,
    [10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.09.009]
  • Bain, G., Clitherow, H., Millar, S., Fraysse, F., Costi, J.J., Eng, K., et al. (2014). The effect of lunate morphology on three-dimensional carpal kinematics. Journal of Hand Surgery-American Volume, In-Press
  • Costi, J.J., Stanley, R., Ding, B. and Solomon, L. (2014). Assessment of the initial viscoelastic properties of a critical segmental long bone defect reconstructed with impaction bone grafting and intramedullary nailing. Medical Engineering and Physics, 36(1) pp. 39-48.
    [10.1016/j.medengphy.2013.09.003]
  • Ding, B., Cazzolato, B., Grainger, S., Stanley, R. and Costi, J.J. (2014). Active preload control of a redundantly actuated Stewart platform for backlash prevention. ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER-INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING, In-Press
  • Ding, B., Cazzolato, B., Stanley, R., Grainger, S. and Costi, J.J. (2014). Stiffness analysis and control of a Stewart platform-based manipulator with decoupled sensor-actuator locations for ultra-high accuracy positioning under large external loads. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, In-Press
  • Fraysse, F., Costi, J.J., Stanley, R., Ding, B., McGuire, D., Eng, K., et al. (2014). A novel method to replicate the kinematics of the carpus using a six degree-of-freedom robot. Journal of Biomechanics, pp. 1091-1098.
    [10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.12.033]
  • Lawless, I., Ding, B., Cazzolato, B. and Costi, J.J. (2014). Adaptive velocity-based six degree of freedom load control for real-time unconstrained biomechanical testing. Journal of Biomechanics, 47 pp. 3241-3247.
  • Costi, J.J., Edmonds-Wilson, R., Howie, D., Stamenkov, R., Field, J.R., Stanley, R., et al. (2013). Stem micromotion after femoral impaction grafting using irradiated allograft bone: A time zero in vitro study. Clinical Biomechanics, 28(7) pp. 770-776.
    [10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.07.003]
  • Solomon, L., Callary, S., Boopalan, P.R.J.V.C., Chakrabarty, A., Costi, J.J. and Howie, D. (2013). Impaction bone grafting of segmental bone defects in femoral non-unions. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 79(1) pp. 64-70.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Maharjan, R., Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M., Martin, D.K., Hearn, T.C. and Field, J.R. (2011). The impact of tensioning device mal-positioning on strand tension during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 6(1) pp. 33.
    [10.1186/1749-799X-6-33] [Scopus]
  • Costi, J.J., Freeman, B.J. and Elliott, D.M. (2011). Intervertebral disc properties: challenges for biodevices. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 8(3) pp. 357-376.
    [10.1586/erd.11.1] [Scopus]
  • Stokes, I.A., Laible, J.P., Gardner-Morse, M., Costi, J.J. and Iatridis, J.C. (2011). Refinement of elastic, poroelastic and osmotic tissue properties of intervertebral discs to analyze behavior in compression. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 39(1) pp. 122-131.
    [10.1007/s10439-010-0140-1] [Scopus]
  • Willis-Owen, C.A., Hearn, T.C., Keene, G.C.R. and Costi, J.J. (2010). Biomechanical testing of implant free wedge shaped bone block fixation for bone patellar tendon bone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in a bovine model. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 5(66) pp. 1-5.
    [10.1186/1749-799X-5-66] [Scopus]
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M. and Iatridis, J.C. (2008). Frequency dependent behavior of the intervertebral disc in response to each of six degree of freedom dynamic loading: Solid phase and fluid phase contributions. Spine, 33(16) pp. 1731-1738.
    [10.1097/BRS.0b013e31817bb116] [10.1097/BRS.0b013e31817bb116] [Scopus]
  • Smith, L.J., Byers, S., Costi, J.J. and Fazzalari, N. (2008). Elastic fibers enhance the mechanical integrity of the human lumbar annulus fibrosus in the radial direction. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 36(2) pp. 214-223.
    [10.1007/s10439-007-9421-8] [10.1007/s10439-007-9421-8] [Scopus]
  • Korecki, C.L., Costi, J.J. and Iatridis, J.C. (2008). Needle puncture injury affects intervertebral disc mechanics and biology in an organ culture model. Spine, 33(3) pp. 235-241.
    [10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181624504] [10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181624504] [Scopus]
  • Costi, J.J., Stokes, I.A., Gardner-Morse, M., Scoffone, H.M., Laible, J.P. and Iatridis, J.C. (2007). Direct measurement of intervertebral disc maximum shear strain in six degrees of freedom: Motions that place disc tissue at risk of injury. Journal of Biomechanics, 40(11) pp. 2457-2466.
    [10.1016/j.jbiomech.2006.11.006] [10.1016/j.jbiomech.2006.11.006.] [Scopus]
  • Mann, C.J., Costi, J.J., Stanley, R.M. and Dobson, P.J. (2005). The effect of screw taper on interference fit during load to failure at the soft tissue/bone interface. Knee, 12(5) pp. 370-376.
    [10.1016/j.knee.2004.12.007] [10.1016/j.knee.2004.12.007] [Scopus]
  • Bauze, A., Costi, J.J., Stavrou, P., Rankin, W., Hearn, T.C., Krishnan, J., et al. (2004). Cement penetration and stiffness of the cement-bone composite in the proximal tibia in a porcine model. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 12(2) pp. 194-198.
    [Scopus]
  • Jayamoorthy, T., Field, J.R., Costi, J.J., Martin, D.K., Stanley, R.M. and Hearn, T.C. (2004). Biceps tenodesis: a biomechanical study of fixation methods. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 13(2) pp. 160-164.
    [10.1016/j.jse.2003.12.001] [10.1016/j.jse.2003.12.001] [Scopus]
  • Field, J.R., Hearn, T.C., Costi, J.J., Mcgee, M., Costi, K., Adachi, N., et al. (2003). Ultimate tensile strength of a Leeds-Keio/autograft ACL reconstruction utilizing PLLA tibial staple fixation. Injury, 34(5) pp. 334-342.
    [10.1016/S0020-1383(02)00012-8] [10.1016/S0020-1383(02)00012-8] [Scopus]
  • Costi, J.J., Hearn, T.C. and Fazzalari, N. (2002). The effect of hydration on the stiffness of intervertebral discs in an ovine model. Clinical Biomechanics, 17(6) pp. 446-455.
    [10.1016/S0268-0033(02)00035-9] [10.1016/S0268-0033(02)00035-9] [Scopus]
  • Costi, J.J., Kelly, A.J., Hearn, T.C. and Martin, D.K. (2001). Comparison of torsional strengths of bioabsorbable screws for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 29(5) pp. 575-580.
  • Fazzalari, N., Costi, J.J., Hearn, T.C., Fraser, R., Vernon-Roberts, B., Hutchinson, J., et al. (2001). Mechanical and pathologic consequences of induced concentric anular tears in an ovine model. Spine, 26(23) pp. 2575-2581.
  • Chipchase, L., O'Connor, D.A., Costi, J.J. and Krishnan, J. (2000). Shoulder impingement syndrome: pre-operative health status. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 9(1) pp. 12-15.
  • Costi, J.J., Krishnan, J. and Pearcy, M.J. (1998). Total wrist arthroplasty: A quantitative review of the last thirty years. Journal of Rheumatology, 25(3) pp. 451-458.
  • Jones, R., Keene, G., Learmonth, D., Bickerstaff, D., Nawana, N., Costi, J.J., et al. (1996). Direct measurement of the hoop strains in the intact and torn human medial meniscus. Clinical Biomechanics, 11(5) pp. 295-300.
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  • Journal of Biomechanics
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Research
  • Spine
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • European Spine Journal
  • Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology

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  • Past Secretary, Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)

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