Research Associate Professor of - Biomedical Engineering & Orthopaedics

Office Information:

2340B MBRB UNC Chapel Hill (919) 966-9077


PH.D., North Carolina State University M.S., Mississippi State University B.S., Mississippi State University



Research and Publications:

Research Area:  Rehabilitation Engineering Secondary Research Area:  Regenerative Medicine Research Interests:   Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Vibration Testing of Orthopaedic Tissues and Constructs

Selected Publications:

1. Almekinders, L.C.; Vellema, J.H.; Weinhold, P.S. Strain Patterns in the patellar tendon and the implications for patellar tendinopathy. Knee Surg. Sports Traumatol. Arthroscop. 10:2-5; 2002.

2. Yamazaki, S.; Banes, A.J.; Weinhold, P.S.; Tsuzaki, M.; Kawakami, M.; Minchew, J.T. Vibratory loading decreases extracellular matrix and matrix metalloproteinase gene expression in rabbit annulus cells. The Spine Journal. 2(6):415-420; 2002.

3. Chudik, S.; Weinhold, P.S.; Dahners, L..E. Percutaneous plate fixation of surgical neck fractures of the proximal humerus: a biomechanical study of a new device. Journal Shoulder & Elbow Surgery.12 (6):578-588; 2003.

4. Devkota, A. ;Weinhold, P.S. Mechanical Response of Tendon to Ramp Loading to Varying Strain Limits. Clinical. Biomechanics. 18(10):969-974; 2003.

5. DeMorat, G.; Weinhold, P.; Blackburn, T.; Chudik, S.; Garrett, W. Aggressive quadriceps loading can induce non-contact ACL injury. Am J Sports Med 32(2):477-483; 2004.