Dianne Bryant, PhD


Room 1438, Elborn College 
519 661-2111 x83947
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ORCID: 0000-0002-7535-8707


  • MSc (Western University)
  • PhD (McMaster University)

Graduate Program Supervision

  • Health & Rehabilitation Sciences MSc | PhD
  • Kinesiology MSc | PhD
  • Surgery MSc

Research In Profile

Professor Byrant's research program focuses on 1) the evaluation of rehabilitation, sports medicine, and orthopaedic surgical interventions including therapy, surgery, clinical prediction rules, and diagnostic tests; and 2) enhancing research productivity through innovation/adaptation of methodological approaches that improve the feasibility of research within rehabilitation, medicine, and surgical settings.

Featured Publications and Projects

Chapters and Entries in Books and Dictionaries

  • Firth A, Bryant D, Menetrey J, Getgood A. (2019). Health Measurement Development and Interpretation. In: Musahl V et al. eds. ISAKOS: Basic Methods Handbook for Clinical Orthopaedic Research: A Practical Guide and Case Based Research Approach. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
  • More K, Bryant D. (2012). Chapter 2. Expertise-Based Randomized Trials. In M Bhandari, A Joensson, E Schemitsch, B Robioneck (Eds). Clinical Research for Surgeons: Advanced Concepts in Clinical Research, (pp. 8-13) New York, Thieme

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Firth AD, Bryant D, Litchfield R, McCormack RG, Heard M, MacDonald PB, Spalding T, Verdonk PCM, Peterson D, Bardana D, Rezansoff A for the STABILITY study Group (2022). Predictors of Graft Failure in Young Active Patients Undergoing Hamstring Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With or Without a Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis: The Stability Experience. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 50(2):384-395 (February)
  • Docter S, Lukacs MJ, Fathalla Z, Khan MCM, Jennings M, Liu SH, Dong S, Getgood A, Bryant D (2022). Inconsistencies in the methodological framework throughout published studies in high-impact orthopaedic journals: A systematic Review. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume, 104(2):181-188 (January)
  • MacDermid J, Bryant D, Holtby R, Razmjou H, Faber K, JOINTS (2021). Arthroscopic versus mini-open repair: A randomized trial and meta-analysis. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 49(12):3184-3195. (October)
  • Docter S; Fathalla Z; Lukacs MJ; Khan MCM; Jennings M; Liu SH; Dong S; Getgood A; Bryant DM (2021). Interpreting patient-important outcome measures in orthopaedic surgery: A systematic review. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume. 103(2):185-190. (January)
  • Getgood AMJ; Bryant DM; Litchfield R; Heard M; McCormack RG; Rezansoff A; Peterson D; Bardana D; MacDonald PB; Verdonk PCM; Spalding T; STABILITY Study Group (2020). Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis Reduces Failure of Hamstring Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: 2-Year Outcomes From the STABILITY Study Randomized Clinical Trial. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 48(2):285-297, (February).

Visit Google Scholar for a comprehensive list of publications.

Current Grants and Research Projects

  • Co-Investigator (2021-2026). Disease-modifying effects of osteotomy and exercise for knee osteoarthritis. CIHR. $845,326.
  • Co-Principal Investigator (2019-2025). STABILITY 2: ACL Reconstruction +/- Lateral Tenodesis with Patellar vs. Quad Tendon, NIH – NIAMS U1, $3,500,999 USD
  • Co-Principal Investigator (2019-2024). Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction using Bone Patellar Bone or Quad Tendon Autograft with or without Lateral Extra Articular Tenodesis in Individuals who are at high risk of Graft Failure (STABILITY 2), CIHR, $952,250
  • Co-investigator (2021-2023). Novel uses of technology for individuals with mild to moderate hip or knee osteoarthritis: The TEAM study, AMOSO Innovation Fund, $138,000

Graduate Student Projects

Stability and Early Detection of Osteoarthritis (OA) following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and reconstruction with or without a lateral extraarticular tenodesis (LET).

  • Firth, Andrew (2022). PhD, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.

Reducing Length of Stay After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Assessing Cost-Effectiveness, Caregiver Involvement and Surgical ApproachThesis Title.

  • Zomar, Bryn (2020). PhD, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.

The development and evaluation of resources to improve the quality of care for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

  • Churchill, Laura (2019). MPT/PhD, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.

Issues Related To Framing And Interpretation Of Studies In The Orthopaedic Literature.

  • Docter, Shgufta (2020). MSc, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.

Predictors of appropriate referral to total knee arthroplasty: a validation study

  • Malian, Sam (2015). MSc, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Visit Scholarship@Western for a list of completed student theses and dissertations in the repository.

Additional Information

Academic Appointments and Research Affiliations


Research Awards

  • O’Donohue Award (Best Overall Paper for Clinical Research), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), 2019
  • Best Paper in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain, Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society, 2019
  • Jan Guilquist Scientific Research Award, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), 2019
  • Bovill Award (Most Outstanding Scientific Paper), Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 2016
  • Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation, 2015
  • Cochrane Review Incentive Award, Cochrane Collaboration, UK, 2006

Teaching Awards

  • Vice-Provost (Academic Programs) Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning, 2019