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Sonia Bansal

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
254 Hudson Hall & Annex, 100 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


Martial Arts: Orthopaedic Injuries and Related Biomechanics.

Journal Article The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons · January 2024 Martial arts are various systems of combat skills encompassing striking and grappling. Many styles have evolved into modern sports, and some have been included in the Olympics. The physicality of these can predispose practitioners to musculoskeletal injuri ... Full text Cite

Approaches to Address New ABET Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Criteria in Biomedical Engineering Curricula

Journal Article Biomedical Engineering Education · July 2023 AbstractThe lack of diversity in engineering is a persistent problem with few signs of pending improvement. Efforts to promote diversity in engineering schools have produced modest gains. Based on a commitment to be a chang ... Full text Cite

Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering Design: An Innovative Duet toward a Better Tomorrow

Journal Article Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America · May 2023 Full text Cite

Six-Month Outcomes of Clinically Relevant Meniscal Injury in a Large-Animal Model.

Journal Article Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine · November 2021 BackgroundThe corrective procedures for meniscal injury are dependent on tear type, severity, and location. Vertical longitudinal tears are common in young and active individuals, but their natural progression and impact on osteoarthritis (OA) dev ... Full text Cite

Development of a decellularized meniscus matrix-based nanofibrous scaffold for meniscus tissue engineering.

Journal Article Acta biomaterialia · July 2021 The meniscus plays a critical role in knee mechanical function but is commonly injured given its central load bearing role. In the adult, meniscus repair is limited, given the low number of endogenous cells, the density of the matrix, and the limited vascu ... Full text Cite

Meniscal repair: The current state and recent advances in augmentation.

Journal Article Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society · July 2021 Meniscal injuries represent one of the most common orthopedic injuries. The most frequent treatment is partial resection of the meniscus, or meniscectomy, which can affect joint mechanics and health. For this reason, the field has shifted gradually towards ... Full text Cite

Structure, function, and defect tolerance with maturation of the radial tie fiber network in the knee meniscus.

Journal Article Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society · December 2020 The knee menisci are comprised of two orthogonal collagenous networks-circumferential and radial-that combine to enable efficient load bearing by the tissue in adults. Here, we assessed how the structural and functional characteristics of these networks de ... Full text Cite

Transection of the medial meniscus anterior horn results in cartilage degeneration and meniscus remodeling in a large animal model.

Journal Article Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society · December 2020 The meniscus plays a central load-bearing role in the knee joint. Unfortunately, meniscus injury is common and can lead to joint degeneration and osteoarthritis (OA). In small animal models, progressive degenerative changes occur with the unloading of the ... Full text Cite

Large Animal Models of Meniscus Repair and Regeneration: A Systematic Review of the State of the Field.

Journal Article Tissue engineering. Part C, Methods · November 2017 Injury to the meniscus is common, but few viable strategies exist for its repair or regeneration. To address this, animal models have been developed to translate new treatment strategies toward the clinic. However, there is not yet a regulatory document gu ... Full text Cite

Mechanical function near defects in an aligned nanofiber composite is preserved by inclusion of disorganized layers: Insight into meniscus structure and function.

Journal Article Acta biomaterialia · July 2017 The meniscus is comprised of circumferentially aligned fibers that resist the tensile forces within the meniscus (i.e., hoop stress) that develop during loading of the knee. Although these circumferential fibers are severed by radial meniscal tears, tibial ... Full text Cite