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Agarwal, Animesh, MD

Animesh Agarwal, MD
Professor, Trauma Service, Chief of Trauma Division
Trauma Service

Originally from Plano, Texas, I received my B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University followed by my M.D. degree and Orthopaedics residency training at UTHSCSA. Following my residency, I obtained a trauma fellowship from Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, and joined the clinical faculty in 1997. I received the Alonzo J. Neufeld Award as co-author of ”Strain Rate Sensitivity of Combined Knee Ligament Injuries: A Clinical Model,“ and an Outstanding Scientific Paper Award as co-author of “A Prospective Comparison of Antegrade and Retrograde Femoral Intramedullary Nailing.” My areas of research interest include: 1) diabetes and its effects on the musculoskeletal system, 2) fracture healing, 3) biomechanis of cartilage and bone, 4) retrograde femoral nailing, 5) knee dislocations and cruciate injuries, 6) bone graft/filler substitutes, and 7) wound VAC applications.


Athanasiou, KA, Agarwal, A, and Dzida, FJ: Comparative Study of the Intrinsic Mechanical Properties of the Human Acetabular and Femoral Head Cartilage. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 12(3):340-349, 1994.

Athanasiou, KA, Agarwal, A, Muffoletto, A, Dzida, FJ, Constantinides, G, and Clem, M: Biomechanical Properties of Hip Cartilage in Experimental Animal Models. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 316:254-266,1995.

Wirth, MA, Jensen, KL, Agarwal, A, Curtis, RJ, Rockwood, Jr., CA: Fracture-Dislocation of the Proximal Part of the Humerus with Retroperitoneal Displacement of the Humeral Head. A Case Report. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 79-A(5):763-766, 1997.

Schenck, Jr., RC, Kovach, IS, Agarwal, A, Brummett, R, Ward, R, Lanctot, D, and Athanasiou, KA: Cruciate Injury Patterns In Knee Hyperextension: A Cadaveric Model. Arthroscopy, 15(5):489-495, 1999.

Ostrum, RF, Agarwal, A, Lakatos, RP, Poka, A: Prospective Comparison of Retrograde and Antegrade Femoral Intramedullary Nailing, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 14(7):496-501, 2000.