null Michael Tanzer, MD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC

Injury Repair Recovery Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Surgery, Division of Adult Orthopedics, MUHC



hip and knee arthroplasty • biomaterials • bone ingrowth • stress shielding

Research Focus

My research focuses on the design and testing of novel techniques to enhance bone ingrowth into porous coated implants. I am also involved in the design and testing of new porous structures to optimize the bone response to implantation and avoid secondary stress shielding. My clinical research involves the outcomes of total hip and total knee arthroplasty.

Selected Publications

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  • Tanzer, M, Chuang, P., Chau N., Song, L., Kevor TenHuisen: Characterization of bone ingrowth and interface mechanics of a new porous 3D printed biomaterial – Bone Joint J. 2019 Jun;101-B(6_Supple_B):62-67.

  • Wang, Y., Arabnejad, S., Tanzer, M., Pasini, D.: Hip Implant Design With Three-Dimensional Porous Architecture of Optimized Graded Density - J. Mech. Des. 2018 Nov; 140(11):111406-1 - 11404-13.

  • Tanzer M, Graves S, Peng A, Shimmin A: Cemented or Cementless Femoral Stem Fixation More Durable in Patients Older Than 75 Years of Age? A Comparison of the Best-performing Stems. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Jul;476(7):1428-1437.

  • Tanzer D, Smith K and Tanzer M: Changing Patient Expectations Decreases Length of Stay in Enhanced Recovery Program for Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2018 Feb;476(2):372-378.

  • Melancon D, Bagheri ZS, Johnston RB, Liu L, Tanzer M, Pasini D. Mechanical characterization of structurally porous biomaterials built via additive manufacturing: experiments, predictive models, and design maps for load-bearing bone replacement implants. Acta Biomater. 2017 Nov; 63:350-368.