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Xue-Cheng Liu PhD


Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Division: Research
Program: Research

I am willing to mentor a junior faculty member.
I am willing to collaborate on research projects.

Research Experience

  • Kinematics and kinetics, spinal image and biomechanics, orthotics, and growth modulation
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Clinical researches related to orthopaedic deformities in pediatric population: scoliosis, clubfoot, cerebral palsy, and sport injuries
  • Publications (35)

  • Effect of Window and Hole Pattern Cut-Outs on Design Optimization of 3D Printed Braces. (Rizza R, Liu X, Anewenter V) Front Rehabil Sci 2022;3:889905 PMID: 36188888 PMCID: PMC9397975 10/04/2022    
  • Idiopathic Congenital Talipes Equinovarus in Wisconsin Newborns: Incidence and Associated Risk Factors. (Olson BJ, Van Valin S, Liu XC) WMJ 2022 Apr;121(1):36-40 PMID: 35442577 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85128794401 04/21/2022    
  • Biomechanical Effects of Thoracolumbosacral Orthosis Design Features on 3D Correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Comprehensive Multicenter Study. (Guy A, Coulombe M, Labelle H, Rigo M, Wong MS, Beygi BH, Wynne J, Hresko MT, Ebermeyer E, Vedreine P, Liu XC, Thometz JG, Bissonnette B, Sapaly C, Barchi S, Aubin CÉ) Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2022 Aug 01;47(15):1103-1110 PMID: 35275852 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85130019388 03/12/2022       3 Citations
  • A Retrospective Comparison of Above- vs Below-the-Knee Cast Treatment for Salter Harris-II Distal Tibia Fractures. (Dasari SP, Kukushliev VV, Graf AR, Liu XC, Van Valin SE) Foot Ankle Orthop 2022 Jan;7(1):24730114211069063 PMID: 35097491 PMCID: PMC8793615 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85123479813 02/01/2022       1 Citation
  • Long-term follow-up of children with a surgically treated clubfoot: Assessing the multi-segment-foot motions, dynamic plantar pressures, and functional outcomes. (Liu XC, Thometz J, Campbell J, Tassone C) J Clin Orthop Trauma 2022 Feb;25:101758 PMID: 35036311 PMCID: PMC8741602 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85122359510 01/18/2022       1 Citation
  • Serial CAD/CAM Bracing: An Alternative to Serial Casting for Early Onset Scoliosis. (Thometz J, Liu XC) J Pediatr Orthop 2019 Mar;39(3):e185-e189 PMID: 30358691 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85055670322 10/26/2018       16 Citations
  • Effect of an elongation bending derotation brace on the infantile or juvenile scoliosis. (Thometz J, Liu X, Rizza R, English I, Tarima S) Scoliosis Spinal Disord 2018;13:13 PMID: 30094340 PMCID: PMC6080392 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85054929481 08/11/2018       9 Citations
  • A Pilot Study of Iyengar Yoga for Pediatric Obesity: Effects on Gait and Emotional Functioning. (Hainsworth KR, Liu XC, Simpson PM, Swartz AM, Linneman N, Tran ST, Medrano GR, Mascarenhas B, Zhang L, Weisman SJ) Children (Basel) 2018 Jul 04;5(7) PMID: 29973555 PMCID: PMC6068554 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85102078994 07/06/2018       9 Citations
  • Current Strategies and Future Directions to Optimize ACL Reconstruction in Adolescent Patients. (Richter DJ, Lyon R, Van Valin S, Liu XC) Front Surg 2018;5:36 PMID: 29761106 PMCID: PMC5937439 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85079400698 05/16/2018       4 Citations
  • Reliability of Three-Dimensional Spinal Modeling of Patients With Idiopathic Scoliosis Using EOS System. (Bagheri A, Liu XC, Tassone C, Thometz J, Tarima S) Spine Deform 2018;6(3):207-212 PMID: 29735127 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85035812013 05/08/2018       10 Citations
  • Reliability of Three-Dimensional Spinal Modeling of Patients With Idiopathic Scoliosis Using EOS System. (Bagheri A, Liu XC, Tassone C, Thometz J, Tarima S) Spine Deform 2018 May;6(3):207-212 PMID: 31974895 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85035812013 05/01/2018       10 Citations
  • Risk Factors for Prolonged Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pediatric Sports Concussion Clinic Cohort. (Fehr SD, Nelson LD, Scharer KR, Traudt EA, Veenstra JM, Tarima SS, Liu XC, Walter KD) Clin J Sport Med 2019 Jan;29(1):11-17 PMID: 29084034 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85056245604 10/31/2017       33 Citations
  • Long-Term Effects of Orthoses Use on the Changes of Foot and Ankle Joint Motions of Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy. (Liu XC, Embrey D, Tassone C, Zvara K, Brandsma B, Lyon R, Goodfriend K, Tarima S, Thometz J) PM R 2018 Mar;10(3):269-275 PMID: 28867667 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85032985119 09/05/2017       9 Citations
  • Elbow Biomechanics of Pitching: Does Age or Experience Make a Difference? (Fehr S, Damrow D, Kilian C, Lyon R, Liu XC) Sports Health 2016 Sep;8(5):444-50 PMID: 27334986 PMCID: PMC5010129 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84984940542 06/24/2016       4 Citations
  • Comparison of biomechanical behavior between a cast material torso jacket and a polyethylene based jacket. (Rizza R, Liu X, Thometz J, Tassone C) Scoliosis 2015;10(Suppl 2):S15 PMID: 25815054 PMCID: PMC4331733 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84976869326 03/31/2015       7 Citations
  • The effect of shoe type on gait in forefoot strike runners during a 50-km run (Kasmer ME, Ketchum NC, Liu XC) Journal of Sport and Health Science 3(2): 122-30 06/01/2014    
  • Future treatment strategies for cartilage repair. (Lyon R, Liu XC) Clin Sports Med 2014 Apr;33(2):335-52 PMID: 24698048 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84897093807 04/05/2014       3 Citations
  • Foot and ankle joint movements inside orthoses for children with spastic CP. (Liu XC, Embrey D, Tassone C, Klingbeil F, Marquez-Barrientos C, Brandsma B, Lyon R, Schwab J, Tarima S, Thometz J) J Orthop Res 2014 Apr;32(4):531-6 PMID: 24375587 PMCID: PMC4502580 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84893843357 01/01/2014       4 Citations
  • The Relationship of Foot Strike Pattern, Shoe Type, and Performance in a 50-km Trail Race. (Kasmer ME, Liu XC, Roberts KG, Valadao JM) J Strength Cond Res 2016 Jun;30(6):1633-7 PMID: 23860289 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84973352596 07/19/2013       9 Citations
  • Mechanics and validation of an in vivo device to apply torsional loading to caudal vertebrae. (Rizza R, Liu X) J Biomech Eng 2013 Aug;135(8):81003 PMID: 23722167 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84880882516 06/01/2013       1 Citation
  • Development of a 3-Dimensional Back Contour Imaging System for Monitoring Scoliosis Progression in Children. (Liu XC, Tassone JC, Thometz JG, Paulsen LC, Lyon RM, Marquez-Barrientos C, Tarima S, Johnson PR) Spine Deform 2013 Mar;1(2):102-107 PMID: 27927425 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84901816556 03/01/2013       10 Citations
  • Foot-strike pattern and performance in a marathon. (Kasmer ME, Liu XC, Roberts KG, Valadao JM) Int J Sports Physiol Perform 2013 May;8(3):286-92 PMID: 23006790 PMCID: PMC4801105 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84878154028 09/26/2012       65 Citations
  • Can fresh osteochondral allografts restore function in juveniles with osteochondritis dissecans of the knee? (Lyon R, Nissen C, Liu XC, Curtin B) Clin Orthop Relat Res 2013 Apr;471(4):1166-73 PMID: 22972653 PMCID: PMC3586015 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84877929281 09/14/2012       55 Citations
  • Does extracorporeal shock wave therapy enhance healing of osteochondritis dissecans of the rabbit knee?: a pilot study. (Lyon R, Liu XC, Kubin M, Schwab J) Clin Orthop Relat Res 2013 Apr;471(4):1159-65 PMID: 22669551 PMCID: PMC3586044 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84877930401 06/07/2012       22 Citations
  • Insole-pressure distribution for normal children in different age groups. (Liu XC, Lyon R, Thometz JG, Curtin B, Tarima S, Tassone C) J Pediatr Orthop 2011 Sep;31(6):705-9 PMID: 21841449 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80051970188 08/16/2011       8 Citations
  • Dynamic assessment in patients following bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. (Lyon R, Liu XC, Hung J, Kernozek TW) Open Orthop J 2011 Apr 28;5:160-4 PMID: 21584205 PMCID: PMC3093751 05/18/2011    
  • MRI pathoanatomy study of congenital vertical talus. (Thometz JG, Zhu H, Liu XC, Tassone C, Gabriel SR) J Pediatr Orthop 2010;30(5):460-4 PMID: 20574263 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77955607649 06/25/2010       7 Citations
  • Reproducibility of radiographic measurements in assessment of congenital talipes equinovarus. (Thometz J, Manz R, Liu XC, Klein J, Manz-Friesth B) Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2009 Dec;38(12):617-20 PMID: 20145787 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77951891150 02/11/2010       9 Citations
  • Upper limb function and brain reorganization after constraint-induced movement therapy in children with hemiplegia. (Cope SM, Liu XC, Verber MD, Cayo C, Rao S, Tassone JC) Dev Neurorehabil 2010 Feb;13(1):19-30 PMID: 20067342 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-75149132049 01/14/2010       35 Citations
  • Modified constraint-induced movement therapy for a 12-month-old child with hemiplegia: a case report. (Cope SM, Forst HC, Bibis D, Liu XC) Am J Occup Ther 2008;62(4):430-7 PMID: 18712005 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-49749143786 08/21/2008       41 Citations
  • Effect of lower-level laser therapy on rabbit tibial fracture. (Liu X, Lyon R, Meier HT, Thometz J, Haworth ST) Photomed Laser Surg 2007 Dec;25(6):487-94 PMID: 18158750 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-37549021426 12/27/2007       54 Citations
  • Reliability of a functional classification system in the monitoring of patients with idiopathic scoliosis. (Klos SS, Liu XC, Lyon RM, Tassone JC, Thometz JG) Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2007 Jul 01;32(15):1662-6 PMID: 17621215 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-34447343794 07/11/2007       11 Citations
  • The effect of instrumentation with different mechanical properties on the pig spine during growth. (Liu XC, Rizza R, Thometz J, Tassone C, Hunter E) Stud Health Technol Inform 2006;123:493-7 PMID: 17108474 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-39049195629 11/17/2006    
  • Effects of tarsal coalition resection on dynamic plantar pressures and electromyography of lower extremity muscles. (Lyon R, Liu XC, Cho SJ) J Foot Ankle Surg 2005;44(4):252-8 PMID: 16012430 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-22144476829 07/14/2005       19 Citations
  • Kinematic and kinetic evaluation of the ankle joint before and after tendo achilles lengthening in patients with spastic diplegia. (Lyon R, Liu X, Schwab J, Harris G) J Pediatr Orthop 2005;25(4):479-83 PMID: 15958899 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-21244438782 06/17/2005       24 Citations
  • Last update: 03/27/2023