William R. Barfield

Professor Emeritus


  • Auburn University
    Ph.D. Biomechanics
  • Western Carolina University
    M.A. Degree
  • Western Carolina University
    B.S. Degree
  • Brevard College
    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

  • EXSC330 Kinesiology
  • EXSC433 Research Design and Analysis
  • EXSC440 Biomechanics
  • HEAL216 Personal and Community Health


Peer Reviewed Articles

Demos, H., Lin, Z., Barfield, W.R., Wilson, S., Robertson, D., Pellegrini, V.D. (2017). Process Improvement Project Utilizing Tranexamic Acid is Cost Effective in Reducing Blood Loss and Transfusions After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty (accepted-February, 2017).

Schultz, S.S., Gass, H.M., Barfield, W.R., Demos, H. A., Hartsock, L.A. (2017). Surgical Complications Associated with Atypical Femur Fractures Attributed to Bisphosphonate Use. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. (accepted November, 2016).

Traven, S., Chiaramonti, A., Barfield, W.R., Kirkland, P., Demos, H., Schutte, H.D., Drew, J. (2017). Fewer Complications Following Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Normal Vitamin D Levels. Journal of Arthroplasty (accepted Journal of Arthroplasty-March, 2017).

Boutin, R., Netto, A., Nakamura, D., Bateni, C., Szabo, R., Cronan, M., Foster, B., Barfield, W., Seibert, A., Chaudhari, A.J. (2017). Knuckle Cracking: Can Blinded Observers Detect Changes with Physical Examination and Sonography. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 475: 1265-1271.

Murphy RF, Nunez L, Barfield WR, Mooney JF. Evaluation of Pediatric Questions on the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination-An Update. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Epub ahead of print in December  2016.

Barfield, WR, Holmes, RE, Hartsock, LA. Heterotopic Ossification in Trauma. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America. Available online 28 October, 2016.

Bowman SH, Barfield, WR, Slone HS, Shealy GJ, Walton, ZJ. The Clinical Implications of Heterotopic Ossification in Patients Treated with Radial Head Replacement for Trauma: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Journal of Orthopaedics, 13: 272-277, 2016.

Barfield, W.R., Holmes, R.E., Slone, H., Walton, Z., Hartsock, L.A. (2015). Multiligamentous Knee Injuries: A Review of the Literarture Since 2009. Current Orthopaedic Practice.

Horst, T., Mooney, J., Barfield, W.R., Hooker, J., Glaser, J. (2015). Comparison of Intraoperative C-Arm Fluoroscopy to Postoperative Radiographs in Operative Fixation. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 

Slone, H., Walton, Z., Daly, C., Chapin, R., Barfield, W.R., Leddy, L., Hartsock, L.A. (2015). The Association of Race and Gender with the Development of Severe Heterotopic Ossification Following Acetabular Fracture Surgery. Injury.

Holmes, R.E., Barfield, W.R., Woolf, S.K. (2015). Clinical Evaluation of Non-Arthritic Shoulder Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment. Physician and SportsMedicine (Ed.).

Barfield WR, Holmes, R, Hartsock LA, Slone, HA, Walton Z. Acute versus Staged Intervention in Multiligamentous Knee Injuries: A Review of the Literature Since 2009. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 26(5): 530-535, 2015.

Horst T, Mooney JF, Hooker, JA, Barfield, WR, Glaser, JA. Comparison of Intraoperative C-Arm Fluoroscopy to Postoperative Radiographs in Operative Fracture Fixation. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 24(3): 180-183, 2015.

Kokko KP, Lipman AJ, Sapienza A, Capo JT, Barfield WR, Paksima N. Hand Surgeons Probably Don’t Starve: Patient Perceptions of Physician Reimbursements for Performing Open Carpal Tunnel Release. HAND. 2015.

Netto AP, MacFall TA, Bacro TR, Barfield WR, Kokko KP. Biomechanical and Range of Motion Analysis of a Distally Fixed Locking Plate versus a Proximally Fixed Conventional Plate for Proximal Humerus Fractures. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 26(2): 142-147, 2015.

Kilroy EA, Crabtree OM, Crosby B, Parker A, Barfield WR. The Effect of Single-Leg Stance on Dancer and Control Group Static Balance. International Journal of Exercise Science. Accepted for publication March 2, 2015.

Klous M, Altman G, Engel J, Barfield WR. Differences in Kinetics and Coordination Between Walking Barefoot and Walking in Rocker Bottom Shoes. Journal of Sports Research. 2(3): 77-88, 2015.

Slone H, Walton Z, Daly C, Barfield WR, Leddy L, Hartsock LA. Incidence of Heterotopic Bone Formation Based on Race and Injury Mechanism Following Acetabular Fracture. Injury. 46: 1069-1073, 2015.

Holmes, RE, Barfield, WR, Woolf, SK. Clinical Evaluation of Non-Arthritic Shoulder Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment. Physician and SportsMedicine. 26: 1-7, 2015.

Stacey S, Pietrykowski L, DesJardins J, Barfield WR, Mooney J. Biomechanical Evaluation of Fatigue Characteristics of Cannulated Screws for Fixation of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Journal of Childrens Orthopaedics (submitted for review-March 2015).