Christopher Andrecovich
Christopher Andrecovich, M.S.
Associate
Vehicle Engineering
Detroit

Mr. Andrecovich has expertise in the fields of accident reconstruction, and impact and injury biomechanics. His area of focus involves accident reconstruction analysis through the use of conventional techniques and computer simulation of vehicle collisions that utilize time-based energy and momentum models. His current area of focus in injury biomechanics includes vehicle related impact biomechanics and occupant kinematics, orthopaedic research, ballistic injury, and sports equipment evaluation testing. He has conducted a variety of biomechanical studies using both human and surrogate models to evaluate injury causation and injury prevention.

Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Andrecovich was a Research Assistant in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Wayne State University (WSU). While at Wayne State, he was primarily responsible for the planning and execution of biomechanical studies in collaboration with the orthopaedic surgery residents of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). Mr. Andrecovich was also part of the Orthopaedic Research Committee that handled research development between WSU Bioengineering and DMC Orthopaedics Departments.

While at WSU, Mr. Andrecovich worked on projects for both the United States Department of Defense and the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense. He has been involved in penetrating ballistics trauma studies evaluating long bone fracture via direct and indirect mechanisms, and the effects of velocity and mass on the penetration of frangible surrogate projectiles (FSPs) into the human neck. Additionally, he has also evaluated non-penetrating injuries, investigating blunt ballistics impacts to the skull associated with less-lethal munitions.

Mr. Andrecovich also has expertise in the field of sports equipment testing. He also operated and managed the Sports Injury Biomechanics Laboratory at WSU, where he designed and implemented testing protocols and procedures to evaluate the efficacy of sporting equipment injury mitigation.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2013
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, 2009

Publications

Patel S, Andrecovich C, Silverman M, Zhang L, Shkoukani M. Biomechanic factors associated with orbital floor fractures. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online March 09, 2017.

Bir C, Andrecovich C, DeMaio M, Dougherty P. Evaluation of bone surrogates for indirect and direct ballistic fractures. Forensic Science International; January 2016.

Milshteyn M, Dwyer M, Andrecovich C, Bir C, Needleman RE. Comparison of two fixation methods for arthrodesis of the calcaneocuboid joint. Foot and Ankle International; November 2014.

Jackson AT, Dieterle J, Maerz T; Baker K, Koueiter D, Andrecovich C, Anderson K. Strength of ulnar fixation in ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: A biomechanical comparison of traditional bone tunnels to the tension-slide techniques. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; December 2012.

Presentations

Criado A, Yokhana S, Andrecovich C, Yassir W. Pedicle screw pullout strength using calcium polyphosphate cement compared to conventional cement augmentation. Michigan Orthopaedic Society, poster presentation; June 2016.

Patel V-S, Andrecovich C, Silverman M, Zhang L, Cavanaugh J, Shkoukani M. Biomechanics of the orbital floor fracture. Otolaryngology Scientific Forum of Wayne State University Department of Otolaryngology; A podium presentation; April 2016.

Dwyer M, Milshteyn M, Andrecovich C, Bir C, Needleman R. Comparison of two fixation methods for arthrodesis of the calcaneocuboid joint. Michigan Orthopaedic Society; A podium presentation; June 2013.

Dwyer M, Milshteyn M, Andrecovich C, Bir C, Needleman R. Comparison of two fixation methods for arthrodesis of the calcaneocuboid joint. Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgury; May 2013.

Jacobson NA, Milshteyn M, Andrecovich C, Milia MJ. Minimum one year follow up of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using doubled peroneus longus allograft technique. Michigan Orthopaedic Society; A podium presentation June 2012.

Jacobson NA, Milshteyn M, Andrecovich C, Milia MJ. Minimum one year follow up of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using doubled peroneus longus allograft technique. Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery; May 2012.

Jackson AD, Dieterle J, Maerz T, Baker K, Koueiter D, Andrecovich C, Anderson K. Strength of ulnar fixation in ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: A biomechanical comparison of traditional bone tunnels to the tension-slide techniques. Michigan Orthopaedic Society 2010 Annual Meeting; A Podium Presentation; June 20, 2010. 

Jackson AD, Dieterle J, Maerz T, Baker K, Koueiter D, Andrecovich C, Anderson K. Post-operative ultimate strength of ulnar fixation in ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: A comparison of two techniques. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting; Accepted as Poster Presentation; Feb, 2011.

Jackson AD, Dieterle J, Maerz T, Baker K, Koueiter D, Andrecovich C, Anderson K. Post-operative ultimate strength of ulnar fixation in ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: A comparison of two techniques. Orthopaedic Research Society 2011 Annual Meeting; A Poster Presentation; January, 2011.

Prior Experience

Research Assistant, Wayne State University, 2011-2017

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2013
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, 2009