Donita Bylski-Austrow

Donita Bylski-Austrow

Research Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory

Professional Summary

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory, CCHMC


BSE, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 1978 (Mechanical Engineering)

MS, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 1981 (Bioengineering)

MSE, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 1983 (Applied Mechanics)

PhD, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 1986 (Bioengineering)


Peer Reviewed Publications

Bylski-Austrow, Donita I; Glos, David L; Bonifas, Anne C; Carvalho, Max F; Coombs, Matthew T; Sturm, Peter F (2015. )Flexible growing rods: a pilot study to determine if polymer rod constructs may provide stability to skeletally immature spines.Scoliosis, ,10 (Suppl 2 ),S16

Thawrani, Dinesh P; Glos, David L; Coombs, Matthew T; Bylski-Austrow, Donita I; Sturm, Peter F (2014. )Transverse process hooks at upper instrumented vertebra provide more gradual motion transition than pedicle screws.Spine, ,39 (14 ),E826-32

Jain, Viral; Lykissas, Marios; Trobisch, Per; Wall, Eric J; Newton, Peter O; Sturm, Peter F; Cahill, Patrick J; Bylski-Austrow, Donita I (2014. )Surgical aspects of spinal growth modulation in scoliosis correction. Am Acad Orthop Surg Instructional course lectures, ,63 ,335-44

Coombs, Matthew T; Glos, David L; Wall, Eric J; Kim, Jay; Bylski-Austrow, Donita I (2013. )Biomechanics of spinal hemiepiphysiodesis for fusionless scoliosis treatment using titanium implant.Spine, ,38 (23 ),E1454-60

Bylski-Austrow, Donita I; Glos, David L; Sauser, Frank E; Jain, Viral V; Wall, Eric J; Crawford, Alvin H (2012. )In vivo dynamic compressive stresses in the disc annulus: a pilot study of bilateral differences due to hemiepiphyseal implant in a quadruped model.Spine, ,37 (16 ),E949-56

Glos, David L; Sauser, Frank E; Papautsky, Ian; Bylski-Austrow, Donita I (2010. )Implantable MEMS compressive stress sensors: Design, fabrication and calibration with application to the disc annulus.Journal of biomechanics, ,43 (11 ),2244-8

Bylski-Austrow, Donita I; Wall, Eric J; Glos, David L; Ballard, Edgar T; Montgomery, Andrea; Crawford, Alvin H (2009. )Spinal hemiepiphysiodesis decreases the size of vertebral growth plate hypertrophic zone and cells.The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, ,91 (3 ),584-93

Wall, Eric J; Bylski-Austrow, Donita I; Kolata, Ronald J; Crawford, Alvin H (2005. )Endoscopic mechanical spinal hemiepiphysiodesis modifies spine growth.Spine, ,30 (10 ),1148-53

Takeshita, Katsushi; Peterson, Erik T K; Bylski-Austrow, Donita; Crawford, Alvin H; Nakamura, Kozo (2004. )The nuchal ligament restrains cervical spine flexion.Spine, ,29 (18 ),E388-93

Wall EJ.; Bylski-Austrow DI.; Crawford AH.; Jain VV.; Reynolds JE.; Thompson GH. (2016. )Growth modulation techniques: Titanium clip-screw implant system (HemiBridge).The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children, Second Edition, ,769-781

Kumar B.; Bylski-Austrow D.; Liu Y. (12-01-2012. )Finite element model of spinal hemiepiphysiodesis: Effect of contact conditions, initial conditions,.Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ,176 ,99-103

Bylski-Austrow D.; Wall E.; Glos D.; Ballard E.; Stringer K.; Crawford A. (12-01-2006. )Spinal hemiepiphysiodesis correlates with physeal histomorphometric gradients .Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ,123 ,261-266

Bylski-Austrow D.; Glos D.; Sauser F.; Papautsky I.; Crawford A.; Wall E. (12-01-2006. )Bilateral intra-annular spinal compressive stresses in vivo .Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ,123 ,398-403

Bylski-Austrow D.; Crawford A.; Roy D.; Rupert M.; Wall E. (11-12-2001. )Growth plate forces in the adolescent human knee: A radiographic and mechanical study of epiphyseal .Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, ,21 (6 ),817-823

Bylski-Austrow D.; Crawford A.; Kolata R.; Wall E. (12-01-1999. )Endoscopic nonfusion spinal hemiepiphysiodesis: Preliminary studies in a porcine model.Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ,59 ,270-273

Wall EJ, Bylski-Austrow D, Shelton FS, Crawford A.; Kolata R.; Baum DS. (01-01-1998. )Endoscopic discectomy increases thoracic spine flexibility as effectively as open discectomy: A mechanical study in a porcine model.Spine, ,23 (1 ),9-16

Bush-Joseph C.; Cummings J.; Buseck M.; Bylski-Austrow D.; Butler D.; Noyes F.; Grood E. (07-01-1996. )Effect of tibial attachment location on the healing of the anterior cruciate ligament freeze model.Journal of Orthopaedic Research, ,14 (4 ),534-541

Holden JP, Grood ES, Korvick DL, Cummings JF, Levy MS, Butler D.; Bylski-Austrow D. (01-01-1994. )In vivo forces in the anterior cruciate ligament: Direct measurements during walking and trotting in.Journal of Biomechanics, ,27 (5 ),517-519,521-526

Bylski-Austrow D.; Ciarelli M.; Goldstein S.; Kayner D.; Matthews L. (01-01-1994. )Displacements of the menisci under joint load: An in vitro study in human knees.Journal of Biomechanics, ,27 (4 ),421-431

Bylski-Austrow D.; Malumed J.; Meade T.; Grood. E; (11-01-1993. )Knee joint contact pressure decreases after chronic meniscectomy relative to the acutely meniscectomized joint: A mechanical study in the goat.Journal of Orthopaedic Research, ,11 (6 ),796-804

Gibbons M.; Butler D.; Grood E.; Bylski-Austrow D.; Levy M.; Noyes F. (03-01-1991. )Effects of gamma irradiation on the initial mechanical and material properties of goat bone-patellar tendon-bone allografts.Journal of Orthopaedic Research, ,9 (2 ),209-218

Bylski-Austrow D.; Grood E.; Hefzy M.; Holden J.; Butler D.; (07-01-1990. )Anterior cruciate ligament replacements: A mechanical study of femoral attachment location, flexion angle at tensioning, and initial tension.Journal of Orthopaedic Research, ,8 (4 ),522-531

Gilday, Sarah E; Schwartz, Mark S; Bylski-Austrow, Donita I; Glos, David L; Schultz, Lindsay; O (2018. )Observed Length Increases of Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods are Lower Than Programmed.Journal of pediatric orthopedics, ,38 (3 ),e133-7

Bylski-Austrow, Donita I; Glos, David L; Bonifas, Anne C; Carvalho, Max F; Coombs, Matthew C; Sturm, Peter F (2016. )Flexible growing rods: a biomechanical pilot study of polymer rod constructs in the stability of skeletally immature spines.Scoliosis and spinal disorders, ,11 ,39

Bylski-Austrow, Donita I; Glos, David L; Wall, Eric J; Crawford, Alvin H (2018. )Scoliosis vertebral growth plate histomorphometry: Comparisons to controls, growth rates, and compressive stresses.Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society, ,

Bylski D.; Kriewall T.; Akkas N.; Melvin J.; (1986. )Mechanical behavior of fetal dura mater under large deformation biaxial tension.J Biomechanics, ,19 ,19-26

Chenevert T.; Bylski D.; Carson P.; Meyer C.; Bland P.; Adler D.; Schmitt R.; (1984. )Ultrasonic computed tomography of the breast: Improvement of image quality by use of cross correlation time of flight and phase insensitive attenuation measurements.Radiology, ,

Kriewall T.; Akkas N.; Bylski D.; Melvin J.; Work B.; (1983. )Mechanical behavior of fetal dura mater under large axisymmetric inflation.J Biomechanical Engineering, ,105 ,71-76

Carson P.; Scherzinger A.; Bland P.; Meyer C.; Schmitt R.; Chenevert T.; Bookstein F.; Bylski D.; Silver T.; (1983. )Ultrasonic Computed Tomography Instrumentation and Human Studies. In: Ultrasonic Examination of the Breast .New York: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., ,187-199

Wall EJ.; Bylski-Austrow D.; (2011. )Growth Modulation Techniques for Non-Idiopathic Early Onset Scoliosis. In Non-Idiopathic Spine Deformities in Young Children.Springer, M. Yazici (Ed.), Part 4, ,133-144

Book Chapter

Wall, Eric J; Reynolds, Joseph E; Jain, Viral V; Bylski-Austrow, Donita I; Thompson, George H; Samuels, Paul J; Barnett, Sean J; Crawford, Alvin H (2017 )Spine Growth Modulation in Early Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Two-Year Results of Prospective US FDA IDE Pilot Clinical Safety Study of Titanium Clip-Screw Implant. Spine deformity .(pp. 314-324).

Contact Information

Research - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45219
Phone: 513-803-2283
Fax: 513-636-3928