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Health Sciences

Associate, Department of Orthopaedics

Department of Orthopaedics
1175 East Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711 
Phone: 570-808-1093
Fax: 570-808-7878

James E. Murphy, MD, MBA

Research Interests

I am interested in total hip and knee joint replacement research including biomaterials, infections, outcomes data and value driven care. These areas run parallel to my training as a Biomedical Engineer and my clinical experience as Adult Reconstruction subspecialist.

Recent Publications 

  • Murphy J, Courney P, Lee G. (2013). Restoration of Mid-Sagittal Femoral Offset Using a Multi-Radius Femoral Component Design. Bone Joint J , 95-B, (34),131.
  • Sobieraj MC, Murphy JE, Brinkman JG, Kurtz SM, Rimnac CM. (2013, Dec). Monotonic and fatigue behavior of five clinically relevant conventional and highly crosslinked UHMWPEs in the presence of stress concentrations. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater , 28, 244-53. Full Text
  • Sobieraj MC, Murphy JE, Brinkman JG, Kurtz SM, Rimnac CM. (2010, Dec). Notched fatigue behavior of PEEK. Biomaterials , 31(35), 9156-62. Full Text
  • Unnanuntana A, Murphy JE, Petersilge W. (2010, May). Management of chronic lateral instability due to lateral collateral ligament deficiency after total knee arthroplasty: a case report. J Med Case Reports , 21(4), 144. Full Text


  • MD, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2002-2006

  • Residency, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2008-2012

  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstructive, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Scranton, 2020
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