Kiron Athwal is a Research Associate in the Biomechanics group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London. He joined the research group as a PhD student in October 2012. His PhD research was on assessing soft tissue contribution to the stability of total knee replacements.
Prior to joining the Biomechanics Group, Kiron undertook a three-month placement as a Honorary Research Assistant in the Sport Performance and Biomechanics Laboratory at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He investigated the feasibility of using an ear-mounted accelerometer to monitor the performance of sports-related exercises.
Kiron obtained an MEng in Engineering Science in 2011 at the University of Oxford, with a final year gait-biomechanics project entitled "Does the method of calculating tibial rotation affect the interpretation of leg motion data?"
et al., 2017, An in vitro analysis of medial structures and a medial soft tissue reconstruction in a constrained condylar total knee arthroplasty, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, Vol:25, ISSN:0942-2056, Pages:2646-2655
et al., 2017, Lateral soft-tissue structures contribute to cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty stability, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol:35, ISSN:0736-0266, Pages:1902-1909
et al., 2016, The superficial medial collateral ligament is the primary medial restraint to knee laxity after cruciate-retaining or posterior-stabilised total knee arthroplasty: effects of implant type and partial release, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, Vol:24, ISSN:0942-2056, Pages:2646-2655
et al., 2016, The Role of the Anterolateral Structures and the ACL in Controlling Laxity of the Intact and ACL-Deficient Knee, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:44, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:345-354
et al., 2016, The Role of the Anterolateral Structures and the ACL in Controlling Laxity of the Intact and ACL-Deficient Knee: Response, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:44, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:NP15-NP18