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Heath B. Henninger

Phone: 801-587-5207
Office: University Orthopaedic Center - Rm A0100

Heath B. Henninger

Research Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
PhD, Bioengineering, University of Utah, SLC UT 2009
BS, Mech Eng, Kettering University, Flint MI 1999


Shoulder kinematics & arthroplasty, soft tissue mechanics, structure and function of ligaments

Current Research

Biomechanics of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
Development of biomechanical shoulder simulator
Influence of elastin on the mechanical response of ligament

Selected Publications

Jacxsens M, Karns MR, Henninger HB, Drew AJ, Van Tongel A, De Wilde L, Guidelines for humeral subluxation cutoff values: a comparative study between conventional, reoriented, and three-dimensional computed tomography scans of healthy shoulders. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017 Jul 21;:

Meisel AF, Henninger HB, Barber FA, Getelman MH, Biomechanical Comparison of Standard and Linked Single-Row Rotator Cuff Repairs in a Human Cadaver Model. Arthroscopy 2017 May;33(5):938-944

Jacxsens M, Van Tongel A, Henninger HB, Tashjian RZ, De Wilde L, The three-dimensional glenohumeral subluxation index in primary osteoarthritis of the shoulder. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017 May;26(5):878-887

Suter T, Kolz CW, Tashjian RZ, Henninger HB, Gerber Popp A, Humeral head osteotomy in shoulder arthroplasty: a comparison between anterosuperior and inferoanterior resection techniques. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017 Feb;26(2):343-351

Tashjian RZ, Kolz CW, Suter T, Henninger HB, Biomechanics of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Mesh-Augmented Single-Row Rotator Cuff Repairs. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2016 Nov/Dec;45(7):E527-E533

Suter T, Henninger HB, Zhang Y, Wylie JD, Tashjian RZ, Comparison of measurements of the glenopolar angle in 3D CT reconstructions of the scapula and 2D plain radiographic views. Bone Joint J 2016 Nov;98-B(11):1510-1516

Jacxsens M, Van Tongel A, Henninger HB, De Coninck B, Mueller AM, De Wilde L, A three-dimensional comparative study on the scapulohumeral relationship in normal and osteoarthritic shoulders. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016 Oct;25(10):1607-15

Montanez A, Makarewich CA, Burks RT, Henninger HB, The Medial Stitch in Transosseous-Equivalent Rotator Cuff Repair: Vertical or Horizontal Mattress? Am J Sports Med 2016 Sep;44(9):2225-30

Horisberger M, Haeni D, Henninger HB, Valderrabano V, Barg A, Total Arthroplasty of the Metatarsophalangeal Joint of the Hallux. Foot Ankle Int 2016 Jul;37(7):755-65

Sampatacos N, Gillette BP, Snyder SJ, Henninger HB, Biomechanics of a novel technique for suprapectoral intraosseous biceps tenodesis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016 Jan;25(1):149-57

Barg A, Amendola RL, Henninger HB, Kapron AL, Saltzman CL, Anderson AE, Influence of Ankle Position and Radiographic Projection Angle on Measurement of Supramalleolar Alignment on the Anteroposterior and Hindfoot Alignment Views. Foot Ankle Int 2015 Nov;36(11):1352-61

Kolz CW, Suter T, Henninger HB, Regional mechanical properties of the long head of the biceps tendon. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2015 Nov;30(9):940-5

Henninger HB, Valdez WR, Scott SA, Weiss JA, Elastin governs the mechanical response of medial collateral ligament under shear and transverse tensile loading. Acta Biomater 2015 Oct;25:304-12

Paul J, Barg A, Horisberger M, Herrera M, Henninger HB, Valderrabano V, Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis With an Intramedullary Hindfoot Nail and Pillar Fibula Augmentation: Technical Tip. Foot Ankle Int 2015 Aug;36(8):984-7

Nüesch C, Huber C, Paul J, Henninger HB, Pagenstert G, Valderrabano V, Barg A, Mid- to Long-term Clinical Outcome and Gait Biomechanics After Realignment Surgery in Asymmetric Ankle Osteoarthritis. Foot Ankle Int 2015 Aug;36(8):908-18

Suter T, Gerber Popp A, Zhang Y, Zhang C, Tashjian RZ, Henninger HB, The influence of radiographic viewing perspective and demographics on the critical shoulder angle. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015 Jun;24(6):e149-58

Wiewiorski M, Barg A, Hoerterer H, Voellmy T, Henninger HB, Valderrabano V, Risk factors for wound complications in patients after elective orthopedic foot and ankle surgery. Foot Ankle Int 2015 May;36(5):479-87

Tashjian RZ, Burks RT, Zhang Y, Henninger HB, Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: a biomechanical evaluation of humeral and glenosphere hardware configuration. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015 Mar;24(3):e68-77

Kullar RS, Reagan JM, Kolz CW, Burks RT, Henninger HB, Suture placement near the musculotendinous junction in the supraspinatus: implications for rotator cuff repair. Am J Sports Med 2015 Jan;43(1):57-62

Pagenstert G, Seelhoff J, Henninger HB, Wirtz DC, Valderrabano V, Barg A, Lateral patellar facetectomy and medial reefing in patients with lateral facet syndrome after patellar-retaining total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2014 Nov;29(11):2156-62

Sampatacos N, Getelman MH, Henninger HB, Biomechanical comparison of two techniques for arthroscopic suprapectoral biceps tenodesis: interference screw versus implant-free intraosseous tendon fixation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014 Nov;23(11):1731-9

Jackson JB 3rd, Philippi MT, Kolz CW, Suter T, Henninger HB, Characterization of plantaris tendon constructs for ankle ligament reconstruction. Foot Ankle Int 2014 Sep;35(9):922-8

Paul J, Barg A, Horisberger M, Herrera M, Henninger HB, Valderrabano V, Ankle salvage surgery with autologous circular pillar fibula augmentation and intramedullary hindfoot nail. J Foot Ankle Surg 2014 Sep-Oct;53(5):601-5

Henninger HB, King FK, Tashjian RZ, Burks RT, Biomechanical comparison of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty systems in soft tissue-constrained shoulders. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014 May;23(5):e108-17

Horisberger M, Paul J, Wiewiorski M, Henninger HB, Khalifa MS, Barg A, Valderrabano V, Commercially available trabecular metal ankle interpositional spacer for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis secondary to severe bone loss of the ankle. J Foot Ankle Surg 2014 May-Jun;53(3):383-7

Tashjian RZ, Henninger HB, Biomechanical evaluation of subpectoral biceps tenodesis: dual suture anchor versus interference screw fixation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2013 Oct;22(10):1408-12

Henninger HB, Underwood CJ, Romney SJ, Davis GL, Weiss JA, Effect of elastin digestion on the quasi-static tensile response of medial collateral ligament. J Orthop Res 2013 Aug;31(8):1226-33

Scheffel PT, Henninger HB, Burks RT, Relationship of the intercondylar roof and the tibial footprint of the ACL: implications for ACL reconstruction. Am J Sports Med 2013 Feb;41(2):396-401

Gililland JM, Anderson LA, Henninger HB, Kubiak EN, Peters CL, Biomechanical analysis of acetabular revision constructs: is pelvic discontinuity best treated with bicolumnar or traditional unicolumnar fixation? J Arthroplasty 2013 Jan;28(1):178-86

Henninger HB, Barg A, Anderson AE, Bachus KN, Burks RT, Tashjian RZ, Effect of lateral offset center of rotation in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: a biomechanical study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2012 Sep;21(9):1128-35

Barg A, Harris MD, Henninger HB, Amendola RL, Saltzman CL, Hintermann B, Anderson AE, Medial distal tibial angle: comparison between weightbearing mortise view and hindfoot alignment view. Foot Ankle Int 2012 Aug;33(8):655-61

Henninger HB, Barg A, Anderson AE, Bachus KN, Tashjian RZ, Burks RT, Effect of deltoid tension and humeral version in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: a biomechanical study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2012 Apr;21(4):483-90

Barg A, Henninger HB, Knupp M, Hintermann B, Simultaneous bilateral total ankle replacement using a 3-component prosthesis: outcome in 26 patients followed for 2–10 years. Acta Orthop 2011 Dec;82(6):704-10

Barg A, Henninger HB, Hintermann B, Risk factors for symptomatic deep-vein thrombosis in patients after total ankle replacement who received routine chemical thromboprophylaxis. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2011 Jul;93(7):921-7

Henninger HB, Underwood CJ, Ateshian GA, Weiss JA, Effect of sulfated glycosaminoglycan digestion on the transverse permeability of medial collateral ligament. J Biomech 2010 Sep 17;43(13):2567-73

Henninger HB, Reese SP, Anderson AE, Weiss JA, Validation of computational models in biomechanics. Proc Inst Mech Eng H 2010;224(7):801-12

Rainis EJ, Maas SA, Henninger HB, McMahon PJ, Weiss JA, Debski RE, Material properties of the axillary pouch of the glenohumeral capsule: is isotropic material symmetry appropriate? J Biomech Eng 2009 Mar;131(3):031007

Henninger HB, Maas SA, Shepherd JH, Joshi S, Weiss JA, Transversely isotropic distribution of sulfated glycosaminoglycans in human medial collateral ligament: a quantitative analysis. J Struct Biol 2009 Mar;165(3):176-83

Lujan TJ, Underwood CJ, Henninger HB, Thompson BM, Weiss JA, Effect of dermatan sulfate glycosaminoglycans on the quasi-static material properties of the human medial collateral ligament. J Orthop Res 2007 Jul;25(7):894-903

Henninger HB, Maas SA, Underwood CJ, Whitaker RT, Weiss JA, Spatial distribution and orientation of dermatan sulfate in human medial collateral ligament. J Struct Biol 2007 Apr;158(1):33-45