Kai-Yu Ho, MS, PT

PhD Candidate
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(323) 442-2089

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Mailing Address:

University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

Current Research:

Laboratory:

G12

Professional Interests
The theme of my research is to investigate the pathomechanics underlying patellofemoral pain. I currently study the relationship between patellofemoral joint stress and subchondral bone marrow lesions in patients with patellofemoral pain. More specifically, I quantify patellofemoral joint pressures using finite element analysis and bone marrow water content using MRI to understand how such stresses contribute to subchondral bone lesions and pain
Education
  • MS Physical Therapy, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan , Taiwan , 2004
  • BS Physical Therapy, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan , Taiwan , 2002
Selected Publications

Abstracts

  • Ho KY, Powers C.M. Comparison of patella bone stress between individuals with and without patellofemoral pain. 2012 Annual American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Gainesville, FL, USA, August 2012.
  • Ho KY, Hu H.H., Colletti P.M., Powers C.M. Patella Water Content and Bone Marrow Lesions in Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain: Evaluation Using Water-Fat MRI. ISMRM Fat-Water Separation Workshop, Long Beach, CA, USA: February 2012.
  • Ho KY, Hu H.H., Nayak K.S., Colletti P.M., Powers C.M. The influence of running on patellar water content and bone marrow lesions in females with and without patellofemoral pain. 2nd International Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Research Retreat, Ghent, Belgium, September 2011.
  • Yang N.H.,Ho KY, Farrokhi S., Powers C.M. Increase patella cartilage stress with internal femoral rotation: Evaluation Using Finite Element Analysis. 2nd International Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Research Retreat, Ghent, Belgium, September 2011.
  • Teng HL, Ho KY, Powers C.M. Utilizing a forward trunk lean during running decreases patellofemoral joint stress. 2nd International Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Research Retreat, Ghent, Belgium, September 2011.
  • Ho KY, Mokarram N., Yang N.H., Vaziri A., Powers C.M. Estimation of patella bone stress: acomparison of homogeneous and heterogeneous finite element models. 2011 Annual American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Long Beach, CA, USA, August 2011.
  • Yang N.H.,Ho KY, Farrokhi S., Powers C.M. Increase patella cartilage stress with internal femoral rotation: Evaluation Using Finite Element Analysis. 2011 Annual American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Long Beach, CA, USA, August 2011.
  • Teng HL, Ho KY, Powers C.M. The influence of saggital-plane trunk posture on patellofemoral joint stress during running. 2011 Annual American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Long Beach, CA, USA, August 2011.
  • Ho KY, Hu H.H., Keyak J.H., Colletti P.M., Powers C.M. Comparisons of bone density measurements between quantitative computed tomography and magnetic resonance IDEAL imaging. 19th Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Montreal, Canada, May 2011.
  • Ho KY, Yang N.H., Farrokhi S., Powers C.M. The influence of patella cartilage thickness on patella bone stress in females with and without patellofemoral pain. 2010 Annual American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Providence, RI, USA, August 2010.
  • Yang N.H., Ho KY, Farrokhi S., Powers C.M. Increase patellofemoral joint stress with internal femoral rotation: a finite element analysis. 2010 Annual American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Providence, RI, USA, August 2010.
  • Ho KY, Hu H.H., Nayak K.S., Colletti P.M., Powers C.M. The influence of running on patellar water content and bone marrow edema in females with and without patellofemoral pain. 18th Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2010.
  • Ho KY, Chinkulprasert C, Blanchette M.G., Powers C.M. The influence of heel height on patellofemoral joint stress during walking. 2009 Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, March 2009.
  • Ho KY, Chen YJ, Farrokhi S., Souza R.B., Powers C.M. Patellofemoral joint stress during weightbearing and non-weightbearing exercises. 2009 Combined Sections Meeting of American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV, USA, February 2009.
  • Ho KY, Chen YJ, Farrokhi S., Souza R.B., Powers C.M. Patellofemoral joint stress during weightbearing and non-weightbearing exercises. Southern California Conference on Biomechanics,Thousand Oaks, CA , USA, April 2008.
  • Ho KY, Hsu AT. Displacement of the head of humerus while performing “mobilization with movements” in glenohumeral joint. 2004Annual Conference of Physical Therapy Association of the Republic of China, Taipei, Taiwan, September 2004.