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Researcher: Ben Graf

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Areas of Expertise
  • Tissue engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Novel stem cell therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Surgery
  • Ergonomics
  • Muscoloskeletal disorders
  • Ligament repair and fixation
  • Sports injuries in children and adolescents
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Sports related injuries of the extremities
  • Arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the knee
Web Site Ben Graf's Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,333,020 - Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith, issued May 2016.
  • 9,314,236 - Tissue graft fixation, issued April 2016.
  • 9,259,307 - Tissue repair assembly, issued February 2016.
  • 8,882,773 - Retrodrill system, issued November 2014.
  • 8,846,860 - Methods of decorating hydroxyapatite biomaterials with modular biologically active molecules, issued September 2014.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20150018831 - Retrodrill system, published January 2015.
  • 20140330381 - Tissue repair assembly, published November 2014.
  • 20140309641 - Trephine, published October 2014.
  • 20140296910 - Attachment device to attach tissue graft, published October 2014.
  • 20140236231 - Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith, published August 2014.
Recent Publication(s)
  • MR imaging-based diagnosis and classification of meniscal tears. Nguyen JC, De Smet AA, Graf BK, Rosas HG. Radiographics. 2014 Jul-Aug;34(4):981-99. doi: 10.1148/rg.344125202.

  • Observation and inpatient status: clinical impact of the 2-midnight rule. Sheehy AM, Caponi B, Gangireddy S, Hamedani AG, Pothof JJ, Siegal E,Graf BK. J Hosp Med. 2014 Apr;9(4):203-9. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2163. Epub 2014 Feb 14.

  • MRI characteristics of healed and unhealed peripheral vertical meniscal tears. Kijowski R, Rosas HG, Lee KS, Cheung A, Munoz del Rio A, Graf BK. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Mar;202(3):585-92. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.11496. Erratum in: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 May;202(5):1163. Lee, Kenneth L [corrected to Lee, Kenneth S].

  • "Observation status" for hospitalized patients: implications of a proposed Medicare rules change. Sheehy AM, Graf BK, Gangireddy S, Formisano R, Jacobs EA. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Nov 25;173(21):2004-6. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9382. No abstract available.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Radiology, Statistics, Veterinary Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-5411
Current University UW–Madison
Department Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 6124 UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building
Address Line 2 1685 Highland Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53705
Bachelor's Degree B.S., UW–Madison, 1975
Master's Degree
Other Degrees M.D., UW–Madison, 1979
Technologies Available for Licensing Modular Peptide Binds to Biomaterials and Promotes New Bone Formation

Bone Tissue Regeneration System That Provides Spatial and Temporal Control Over the Release of Growth Factors

Biologically Active Sutures Enhance Tissue Healing Following Surgical Procedures

An Orthopedic Implant Coating for Enhanced Bone Growth