Dr. Brandon G. Santoni

Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

University of South Florida, USA



2006 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Colorado State University
2006 Ph.D., Colorado State University, Mechanical Engineering
2003 M.S., Colorado State University, Mechanical Engineering
1998 B.S., Texas Technological University, Microbiology & Biochemistry

Publications (selected)

  1. Liptak JM, Ehrhart N, Santoni BG, Wheeler DL. “Cortical bone graft and endoprosthesis in the distal radius of dogs: a biomechanical comparison of two different limb-sparing techniques.” Veterinary Surgery Feb; 35(2): 150-160, 2006.
  2. Santoni BG, Pluhar GE, Motta T, Wheeler DL. “Hollow calcium phosphate microcarriers for bone regeneration: In vitro osteoproduction and ex vivo mechanical assessment.” Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering 17(5): 277-89, 2007.
  3. Santoni BG, Womack WL, Wheeler DL, Puttlitz CM. “A mechanical and computational investigation on the effects of conduit orientation in massive bone allografts.” Bone Nov 41(5): 769-74, 2007.
  4. Santoni BG and Puttlitz CM. “Biomechanical aspects associated with cervical spine instrumentation and arthroplasty.” Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 57: 303-22, 2007.
  5. Womack WL, Santoni BG, CM Puttlitz. “Diametral compression of non-circular diaphyseal bone sections.” Journal of Biomechanics Jan 41(1): 194-9, 2008.
  6. Santoni BG, Turner AS, Wheeler DL, Nicholas RW, Anchordoquy T, Ehrhart NP. “Gene therapy to improve bone allograft incorporation following host tissue irradiation.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Aug 466(8): 1921-1929, 2008.
  7. Santoni BG, Ehrhart NP, Turner AS, Wheeler DL. “Effects of low intensity pulsed ultrasound with and without increased cortical porosity on structural bone allograft incorporation.” Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research May 27 3: 20, 2008.
  8. Goh CS, Santoni BG, Puttlitz CM, Palmer RH. “Mechanical behavior of semi-contoured, locking plate/rod versus anatomically-contoured, conventional plate-rod fixation in a canine femoral defect model.” American Journal of Veterinary Research 70(1): 23-9, Jan 2009.
  9. Santoni BG, Hindman BJ, Puttlitz CM, Weeks JB, Nathanson BS, Maktabi M, Todd MM. “Effects of manual in-line stabilization on the magnitude and distribution of pressures exerted by a laryngoscope blade during laryngoscopy and intubation.” Anesthesiology 110: 24-31, Jan 2009.
  10. Santoni BG, Hynes RA, McGilvray KC, Lyons AS, Henson MAW, Womack WJ, Puttlitz CM. “Cortical bone trajectory for lumbar pedicle screws.” The Spine Journal 9(5): 366-73, May 2009.
  11. Gall TT, Santoni BG, Egger EL, Puttlitz CM. “In vitro biomechanical comparison of polypropylene mesh, a three-loop pulley suture pattern and a combination of these treatments for the reconstruction of avulsed canine Achilles tendons.” Veterinary Surgery 38: 845-851, Oct 2009.
  12. Hindman BJ, Santoni BG, Puttlitz CM, Maktabi MA, Todd MM. “Balancing the force of direct laryngoscopy with manual in-line stabilization – reply.” Anesthesiology 111(5): 1159-1160, November 2009.
  13. Melik R, Unal E, Santoni BG, Kamstock DA, Puttlitz CM, Volkan H. “Nested Metamaterials for Wireless Strain Sensing.” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 16(2): 450-458, March/April 2010.
  14. Santoni BG, McGilvray KC, Lyons AS, Bansal M, Turner AS, MacGillivray JD, Coleman SH, Puttlitz CM. “Biomechanical analysis of an ovine rotator cuff repair via porous patch augmentation in a chronic rupture model.” American Journal of Sports Medicine 38(4): 679-686, April 2010.
  15. Santoni BG, Lyons AS, McGilvray KC, Turner AS, Patel VV, Puttlitz CM. “Biomechanical and Kinetic Testing of Two-Level Cervical Disc Replacement.” Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 61(1): 1-9, May 2010.
  16. Hee CK, Roden CM, Aguiar DJ, Dines JS, Turner AS, Kestler H, Lynch S, McGilvray KC, Lyon AS, Puttlitz CM, Santoni BG. “Evaluation of rhPDGF-BB in Combination with a Flowable Collagen Matrix for the Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Injury.” Foot and Ankle International. 31(9): 846, September 2010.
  17. Zoppa ALV, Santoni BG, Puttlitz CM, Hendrickson DA. “Arthrodesis of the equine proximal interphalangeal joint: A biomechanical comparison of 3-hole 4.5 mm locking compression plate and 3-hole 4.5 mm narrow dynamic compression plate with two oblique 5.5 mm cortex screws.” Veterinary Surgery 40(2): 253-9, February 2011.
  18. McGilvray KC, Santoni BG, Turner AS, Wheeler DL, Puttlitz CM. “Effects of 60Co gamma irradiation dose on initial biomechanical properties of ovine bone- patellar tendon- bone allografts.” Cell and Tissue Banking 12(2): 89-98, May 2011.
  19. Cabano NR, Troyer KL, Palmer RH, Puttlitz CM, Santoni BG. “Mechanical comparison of two suture materials for extra-capsular stifle stabilization.” Veterinary Surgery 40(3): 334-9, May 2011.
  20. Hee CK, Dines JS, Roden CM, Wisner-Lynch LA, Turner AS, McGilvray KC, Lyons AS, Puttlitz CM, Santoni BG. “Augmentation of a Rotator Cuff Suture Repair Using rhPDGF-BB and a Type I Bovine Collagen Matrix in an Ovine Model.” American Journal of Sports Medicine August; 39(8): 1630-9. Epub 2011 May 9. 2011.
  21. Wilson DM, Bhattacharjee A, Puttlitz CM, Santoni BG Ehrhart NP. “Mechanical Evaluation of the 3.5mm Broad Limited Contact Dynamic Compression Plate and the 3.5 mm Broad Locking Compression Plate.” Veterinary Surgery (In Review).
  22. Nazeem V, Cabezas A, Santoni BG, Gonzales S, Gutierrez S, Frankle MA. “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Components and Surgical Techniques that Restore Glenohumeral Range of Motion.” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (In Press).
  23. Santoni BG, Ehrhart NP, Takahata M, Xie C, Betancourt-Benitez R, Conover D, Beck CA, Awad HA, Schwarz EM. “Quantifying Massive Allograft Healing in the Canine Femur In Vivo.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (In Press).

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