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William R. Barfield


Address: Silcox Center #213
Office Hours: M-W-F 10:00-11:00 AM and Th 8:30-9:15 AM
Phone: 843.953.6746

William R. Barfield, completed his Ph.D., at Auburn University in 1993 in biomechanics. Prior to completing his terminal degree Dr. Barfield was a college soccer coach for 20 years. Most of those years he coached at The Citadel. He also coached at Brevard College and UNC-Asheville. Barfield teaches kinesiology, biomechanics, research methods, and personal and community health. Dr. Barfield is a reviewer for 9 different journals, is an adjunct professor at MUSC and in Bioengineering at Clemson University and publishes in the areas of sport biomechanics and orthopaedic injury. Barfield is an avid runner and reader.


  • Auburn University - Auburn, Alabama
    August 1993, Doctorate of Philosophy - Ph.D. Biomechanics
  • Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC
    Graduation Date:  August 1974, M.A. Degree
  • Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC
    Graduation Date:  June 1973, B.S. Degree
  • Brevard College - Brevard, NC
    Graduation Date:  May 1971, A.A. Degree

Research Interests

Toning Shoes

Compartment Syndrome

Biomechanics of Bone Fracture and Repair

Achilles Tendon Injury and Repair

Bone Quality

Skeletal Risk with Chronic Bisphosphonate Use

Heterotopic Ossification

Courses Taught

EXSC 330

EXSC 433

EXSC 440

HEAL 216


Wind, TC, Barfield, WR, Moskal J. The Effect of Transexamic Acid on Blood Loss and Transfusion Rate in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. Accepted for publication in  Journal of Arthroplasty-May 2013.

Wind, TC, Barfield, WR, Moskal J. The Effect of Transexamic Acid on Blood Loss and Transfusion Rate in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. Accepted for publication in  Journal of Arthroplasty-March 2013.

Hartsock, LA, Demos, HA, Horst T, Netto, A, Barfield, WR. Use of Cortical Bone Struts for Periprosthetic Fracture Fixation. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal-Submitted March 2013 (Invited Paper).

Mooney JF, Barfield, WR. Validity of Estimates of Intra-Operative Blood Loss in Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine Deformity.1: 21-24, 2013.

Woolf, S. K., Valentine, B., Barfield, W. R., & Hartsock, L. A.  Middle Third Clavicle Fracture with Associated Type IV Acromioclavicular Separation: Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. Summer 2013.

Angermeier, E. W., Demos, H. A., Schutte, H. D., Barfield, W. R., & Leddy, L. Complications of Hip and Knee Joint Replacement in Solid-Organ Transplant Patients. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. Fall 2013.


Mooney, J. F., Glazier, S. S., & Barfield, W. R. (2012). Concurrent Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Procedures in Pediatric Patients with Spinal Deformity. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics-British. 21(6): 602-605.


Hartsock LA, & Barfield WR. (2012) Compartment Syndrome Following Tibia Fracture. Lower Extremity Review, March 23, 2012.


Barfield WR, Colbath G, DesJardins JD, An YH, & Hartsock LA. (2012). The Potential of Magnesium Alloy Use in Orthopaedic Surgery. Current Orthopaedic Practice 23(2), 146-150.

Wind T, Saunders SM, Barfield WR, Mooney JF, Hartsock LA. (2012). Compartment Syndrome Following Low Energy Tibia Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 26(1): 33-36, 2012.

Demos HA, Briones MS, White PH, Hogan KA, & Barfield WR. (2012). A Biomechanical Comparison of  Periprosthetic Fracture Fixation in Normal and Osteoporotic Cadaveric Bone. Journal of Arthroplasty, 27(5): 783-788.


Demarco J, Componovo R, Barfield WR, & Liles L. (2011). Efficacy of Augmenting a Subacromial Continuous Infusion Pump with a Preoperative Interscalene Block in Outpatient Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Blinded and Placebo Controlled Study. Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 27(5), 603-610.


Hartsock L A, Barfield W. R. Kokko KP, Liles L, Wind T, Green J, & Giannoudis, PV. (2010). Randomized, Prospective Clinical Trial Comparing Reamer Irrigator Aspirator (RIA) to Standard Reaming (SR) in Both Minimally Injured and Multiply Injured Patients with Closed Femoral Shaft Fractures Treated with Reamed Intramedullary Nailing (IMN). Injury, 41(2), 94-98.

*LePine M, Barfield WR, DesJardins JR, & Hartsock LA. The Effect of Moment Arm Length on High Angled Femoral Neck Fractures (Pauwels' III). Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 3, 448-453, 2010.


Guo C, Yan Z, Barfield WR, & Hartsock LA. Ankle Arthrodesis with an Anatomically Contoured Anterior Plate. Foot & Ankle International, 31(6): 492-498, 2010.