Amanda Esquivel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Amanda Esquivel
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering
3069 Engineering Lab Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Bioengineering, Human Centered Engineering Design, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:


Biography and Education

Areas of Research Interests

  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sport Related Biomechanics
  • Human Movement


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2008

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2005

B.S.E., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001

Selected Publications

  1. Tenfelde AM, Esquivel AO, Cracchiolo AM, Lemos SE.Temperature Change When Drilling Near the Distal Femoral Physis in a Skeletally Immature Ovine Model. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Esquivel AO, Bruder A, Ratkowiak K and Lemos SE. Soccer-Related Injuries in Children and Adults Aged 5 to 49 in US Emergency Departments from 2000 to 2012. Sports Health. 2015 Jul;7(4):366-70
  3. Esquivel AO, Duncan DD, Dobrasevic N, Marsh S and Lemos SE. Load to Failure and Stiffness: Anchor Placement and Suture Pattern Effects on Load to Failure in Rotator Cuff Repairs. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015 April;3 (4)
  4. Hanna J, Esquivel AO, Lemos D, Pandhi N, Staron J, Lemos SE. Glenohumeral Pressure and Biomechanical Properties of Labral Repairs: Simple vs. Vertical Suture Patterns. Orthopedics. 2015 Feb;38(2):81-6.
  5. Ren W, Song W, Esquivel AO, Jackson N, Nelson M, Flynn JM and Markel DC. Effect of erythromycin-doped calcium polyphosphate scaffold composite in a mouse pouch infection model. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2014 Aug; 102(6) 1140–1147
  6. Prince MR, Esquivel AO, Andre AM, Goitz HT. Anterior Horn Lateral Meniscus Tear, Repair, and Meniscectomy. J Knee Surg. 2014 Jun;27(3):229-34.
  7. Esquivel AO, Haque S, Keating P, Marsh S and Lemos SE. Concussion Management, Education, and Return-to-Play Policies in High Schools: A Survey of Athletic Directors, Athletic Trainers, and Coaches. Sports Health. 2013 May; 5:258-262
  8. Staron J, Esquivel AO, Pandhi N, Hanna J and Lemos SE. A Biomechanical Evaluation of Two Anatomical Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction Secured with Knot Fixation vs. Screw Fixation. Orthopedics. 2013 Aug 1;36(8):e1047-52
  9. Kesto, W, Esquivel AO, Markel DC. Shear Force at Failure and Stiffness of All-Inside Meniscal Repair Devices. J Knee Surg. 2013 Dec;26(6):435-40.
  10. Vigdorchik JM, Esquivel AO, Jin X, Yank KH, Onwudiwe NA, Vaidya R. Anterior Internal Fixator vs a Femoral Distracter and External Fixation for Sacroiliac Joint Compression and Single Stance Gait Testing a Mechanical Study in Synthetic Bone. International Orthopaedics. 2013 Jul;37(7):1341-6
  11. Lemos D, Esquivel AO, Duncan D, Marsh, S and Lemos SE. Outlet biceps tenodesis: A new technique for treatment of biceps longhead tendon injury. Arthrosc Tech. 2013 Mar 17;2(2):e83-8.
  12. Pandhi N, Esquivel AO, Hanna J, Lemos D, Staron J and Lemos SE. The Biomechanical Stability of Distal Clavicle Excision Vs. Symmetric Acromioclavicular Joint Resection. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Feb;41(2):291-5