James JohnsonJames Johnson, PEng PhD

Year of graduation from doctoral degree:
Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Research interests: Upper limb biokinematics, fracture fixation, joint load transfer mechanisms
Academic rank: Professor
Dr. Johnson's Pubmed publication list (page will display in new window)

Office address:
Lawson Health Research Institute Room E2-153
268 Grosvenor Street
London, Ontario N6A 4L6

Phone: 519-646-6100 Ext: 64087 (Office LHRI)
Phone: 519-646-6100 Ext: 65279 (Lab)
Fax: 519-646-6049

Engineering Science Building Room 2076
Department of Mechanical and materials Engineering
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, N6A 5B9

Phone: 519-661-2111 Ext: 88255 (Office UWO)
Fax: 519-661-3020
E-mail: jajohnso@uwo.ca
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Short personal bio: In collaboration with surgeons, orthopaedic biomechanical research is conducted with special interest in the upper limb. Evaluation includes fixation of implants to bone, kinematic analyses of motion, fracture fixation stability, and load transfer mechanisms across the joints. Experimental techniques include an electromagnetic tracking system to measure motion and custom-made simulators to model limb function in the laboratory. In addition, a bi-axial servo-hydraulic testing machine is used to test structures. The research laboratory which is located at the Lawson Health Research Institute, is dedicated to a “benchtop-to-bedside” approach, where discoveries in the laboratory are targeted to directly enhance patient care.