Karl Orishimo, MS

Research Associate/Biomechanist

Karl Orishimo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania (1998) and his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia (2000). In 2010, Karl also earned his Certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). From 2000 to 2003, Karl was a research associate/engineer at the Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute where he studied clinical and biomechanical factors related to the wear of total joint replacements.

Since 2003, Karl has been a Biomechanist and Research Associate at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma [NISMAT] at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, working with a multidisciplinary research team. His expertise is in biomechanics, human performance and in the application of engineering principles to problems in biomedicine.

Among his research interests and areas in which he has published are the analysis of human motion, injury biomechanics, and testing of implants and surgical techniques. Karl is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Biomechanics, the International Society of Biomechanics and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has served as a reviewer for Clinical Biomechanics and Human Movement Science and since 2006, he has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Cooper Union.

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Published Research

Ward, R. E., Fong Yan, A., Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., Hagins, M., Liederbach, M., Hiller, C. E., & Pappas, E. (2019). Comparison of lower limb stiffness between male and female dancers and athletes during drop jump landings. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 29(1), 71–81. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13309 Cite Download
Swain, C. T. V., Bradshaw, E. J., Ekegren, C. L., Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., Liederbach, M., & Hagins, M. (2019). Multi-segment spine range of motion in dancers with and without recent low back pain. Gait & Posture, 70, 53–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.02.012 Cite Download
Sileo, M. J., Lee, S. J., Kremenic, I. J., Orishimo, K., Ben-Avi, S., McHugh, M., & Nicholas, S. J. (2009). Biomechanical comparison of a knotless suture anchor with standard suture anchor in the repair of type II SLAP tears. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery: Official Publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 25(4), 348–354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arthro.2008.10.019 Cite Download
Schachter, A. K., McHugh, M. P., Tyler, T. F., Kreminic, I. J., Orishimo, K. F., Johnson, C., Ben-Avi, S., & Nicholas, S. J. (2010). Electromyographic activity of selected scapular stabilizers during glenohumeral internal and external rotation contractions. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 19(6), 884–890. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2010.05.015 Cite Download
Rodriguez, J. A., Bas, M. A., Orishimo, K. F., Robinson, J., & Nicholas, S. J. (2016). Differential Effect of Total Knee Arthroplasty on Valgus and Varus Knee Biomechanics During Gait. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 31(9 Suppl), 248–253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2016.06.061 Cite Download
Rathod, P. A., Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., Deshmukh, A. J., & Rodriguez, J. A. (2014). Similar improvement in gait parameters following direct anterior & posterior approach total hip arthroplasty. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 29(6), 1261–1264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2013.11.021 Cite Download
Pontillo, M., Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., McHugh, M. P., Mullaney, M. J., & Tyler, T. F. (2007). Shoulder musculature activity and stabilization during upper extremity weight-bearing activities. North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy: NAJSPT, 2(2), 90–96. Cite Download
Pappas, E., Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I., Liederbach, M., & Hagins, M. (2012). The effects of floor incline on lower extremity biomechanics during unilateral landing from a jump in dancers. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(2), 192–199. https://doi.org/10.1123/jab.28.2.192 Cite Download
Pappas, E., Kremenic, I., Liederbach, M., Orishimo, K. F., & Hagins, M. (2011). Time to stability differences between male and female dancers after landing from a jump on flat and inclined floors. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 21(4), 325–329. https://doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0b013e31821f5cfb Cite Download
Orishimo, K. F., Burstein, G., Mullaney, M. J., Kremenic, I. J., Nesse, M., McHugh, M. P., & Lee, S. J. (2008). Effect of knee flexion angle on Achilles tendon force and ankle joint plantarflexion moment during passive dorsiflexion. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 47(1), 34–39. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2007.10.008 Cite Download
Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., Mullaney, M. J., McHugh, M. P., & Nicholas, S. J. (2010). Adaptations in single-leg hop biomechanics following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA, 18(11), 1587–1593. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-010-1185-2 Cite Download
Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., Deshmukh, A. J., Nicholas, S. J., & Rodriguez, J. A. (2012). Does total knee arthroplasty change frontal plane knee biomechanics during gait? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 470(4), 1171–1176. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11999-011-2196-0 Cite Download
Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., Lee, S. J., McHugh, M. P., & Nicholas, S. J. (2012). Is valgus unloader bracing effective in normally aligned individuals: implications for post-surgical protocols following cartilage restoration procedures. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-012-2174-4 Cite Download
Orishimo, K. F., Schwartz-Balle, S., Tyler, T. F., McHugh, M. P., Bedford, B. B., Lee, S. J., & Nicholas, S. J. (2018). Can Weakness in End-Range Plantar Flexion After Achilles Tendon Repair Be Prevented? Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 6(5), 2325967118774031. https://doi.org/10.1177/2325967118774031 Cite Download
Orishimo, K., Kremenic, I., Liederbach, M., Hagins, M., & Pappas, E. (2010). The influence of landing task on ACL injury risk factors. Knee Surg. Sports Traumatol. Arthrosc., 18, 1587–1593. Cite
Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., Pappas, E., Hagins, M., & Liederbach, M. (2009). Comparison of landing biomechanics between male and female professional dancers. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(11), 2187–2193. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546509339365 Cite Download
Orishimo, K. F., Liederbach, M., Kremenic, I. J., Hagins, M., & Pappas, E. (2014). Comparison of landing biomechanics between male and female dancers and athletes, part 1: Influence of sex on risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(5), 1082–1088. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546514523928 Cite Download
Orishimo, K. F., & McHugh, M. P. (2015). Effect of an eccentrically biased hamstring strengthening home program on knee flexor strength and the length-tension relationship. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(3), 772–778. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000000666 Cite Download
Orishimo, K. F., & Kremenic, I. J. (2006). Effect of fatigue on single-leg hop landing biomechanics. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 22(4), 245–254. https://doi.org/10.1123/jab.22.4.245 Cite Download
Orishimo, K. F., & Fukunaga, T. (2015). An eccentric approach to hamstring injuries | Lower Extremity Review Magazine. https://lermagazine.com/article/an-eccentric-approach-to-hamstring-injuries Cite Download
Mullaney, M., Tyler, T. F., McHugh, M., Orishimo, K., Kremenic, I., Caggiano, J., & Ramsey, A. (2011). Electromyographic analysis of the triceps surae muscle complex during achilles tendon rehabilitation program exercises. Sports Health, 3(6), 543–546. https://doi.org/10.1177/1941738111416911 Cite Download
Mullaney, M. J., Perkinson, C., Kremenic, I., Tyler, T. F., Orishimo, K., & Johnson, C. (2017). EMG OF SHOULDER MUSCLES DURING REACTIVE ISOMETRIC ELASTIC RESISTANCE EXERCISES. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 12(3), 417–424. Cite Download
McHugh, M. P., Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., Adelman, J., & Nicholas, S. J. (2019). Electromyographic Evidence of Excessive Achilles Tendon Elongation During Isometric Contractions After Achilles Tendon Repair. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 7(11), 2325967119883357. https://doi.org/10.1177/2325967119883357 Cite Download
McCabe, R. A., Orishimo, K. F., McHugh, M. P., & Nicholas, S. J. (2007). Surface electromygraphic analysis of the lower trapezius muscle during exercises performed below ninety degrees of shoulder elevation in healthy subjects. North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy: NAJSPT, 2(1), 34–43. Cite
Liederbach, M., Kremenic, I. J., Orishimo, K. F., Pappas, E., & Hagins, M. (2014). Comparison of landing biomechanics between male and female dancers and athletes, part 2: Influence of fatigue and implications for anterior cruciate ligament injury. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(5), 1089–1095. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546514524525 Cite Download
Lee, S. J., Keefer, E. P., McHugh, M. P., Kremenic, I. J., Orishimo, K. F., Ben-Avi, S., & Nicholas, S. J. (2008). Cyclical loading of coracoclavicular ligament reconstructions: a comparative biomechanical study. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 36(10), 1990–1997. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546508324284 Cite Download
Lee, S. J., Sileo, M. J., Kremenic, I. J., Orishimo, K., Ben-Avi, S., Nicholas, S. J., & McHugh, M. (2009). Cyclic loading of 3 Achilles tendon repairs simulating early postoperative forces. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(4), 786–790. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546508328595 Cite Download
Kowalsky, M. S., Kremenic, I. J., Orishimo, K. F., McHugh, M. P., Nicholas, S. J., & Lee, S. J. (2010). The effect of distal clavicle excision on in situ graft forces in coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(11), 2313–2319. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546510374447 Cite Download
Hagins, M., Pappas, E., Kremenic, I., Orishimo, K. F., & Rundle, A. (2007). The effect of an inclined landing surface on biomechanical variables during a jumping task. Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 22(9), 1030–1036. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2007.07.012 Cite Download