David Fyhrie, Ph.D.

David Paul Fyhrie, Ph.D.


Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Professor

Clinical Interests

David Fyhrie holds the David Linn Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. His research interests include bone biomechanics; bone remodeling; cartilage mechanical properties; bone cell mechanobiology; bone remodeling; fracture mechanics; and finite element modeling.


Orthopaedic Research


Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1986

B.S., Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 1977

M.S., Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1978

Professional Memberships

American Society of Biomechanics

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Biomedical Engineering Society

Orthopaedic Research Society

Select Recent Publications

McCormack J, Stover SM, Gibeling JC, Fyhrie DP. Effects of mineral content on the fracture properties of equine cortical bone in double-notched beams. Bone. 2012 Feb 25.

McCormack J, Wang XS, Stover SM, Gibeling JC, Fyhrie DP. Analysis of miniature single- and double-notch bending specimens for estimating the fracture toughness of cortical bone. J Biomed Mater Res AM.. 2012 Apr;100(4):1080-8. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.34005. Epub 2012 Feb 9.

Soicher MA, Wang X, Zauel RR, Fyhrie DP. Damage initiation sites in osteoporotic and normal human cancellous bone. Bone. 2011 Mar 1;48(3):663-6. Epub 2010 Nov 23.

Tjhia CK, Odvina CV, Rao DS, Stover SM, Wang X, Fyhrie DP. Mechanical property and tissue mineral density differences among severely suppressed bone turnover (SSBT) patients, osteoporotic patients, and normal subjects. Bone. 2011 Dec;49(6):1279-89. Epub 2011 Sep 18.

June RK, Neu CP, Barone JR, Fyhrie DP. Polymer Mechanics as a Model for Short-Term and Flow-Independent Cartilage Viscoelasticity. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2011 May 10;31(4):781-788.

June RK, Fyhrie DP. Temperature effects in articular cartilage biomechanics. J Exp Biol. 2010 Nov 15;213(Pt 22):3934-40.

June RK, Ly S, Fyhrie DP. Cartilage stress-relaxation proceeds slower at higher compressive strains. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2009 Mar 1;483(1):75-80. Epub 2008 Dec 24.

June RK, Mejia KL, Barone JR, Fyhrie DP. Cartilage stress-relaxation is affected by both the charge concentration and valence of solution cations. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2009 May;17(5):669-76. Epub 2008 Oct 10.

Ciarelli TE, Tjhia C, Rao DS, Qiu S, Parfitt AM, Fyhrie DP. Trabecular packet-level lamellar density patterns differ by fracture status and bone formation rate in white females. Bone. 2009 Nov;45(5):903-8. Epub 2009 Jul 14.

June RK, Fyhrie DP. Enzymatic digestion of articular cartilage results in viscoelasticity changes that are consistent with polymer dynamics mechanisms. Biomed Eng Online. 2009 Nov 4;8:32.