May 2023 Featured Author

James P. Bradley, MD
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Minimum 10-Year Clinical Outcomes After Arthroscopic Capsulolabral Repair for Isolated Posterior Shoulder Instability

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Bradley discuss his article published in AJSM.


Dr. James P. Bradley is a globally recognized American Board-Certified Orthopaedic surgeon and leader in sports medicine research and treatments. But before he was a well renowned surgeon, he was a Nittany Lion. Jim attended Penn State from 1971-1975.

He continued and completed his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Bradley was then accepted into the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s residency program for Orthopaedic Surgery. Upon the completion of his residency, he was accepted into the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles for a Sports Medicine Fellowship.

More recently in 2019, Dr. Bradley was awarded the Arthur C. Rettig Award for excellence in academic research given by the National Football League Physicians Society (NFLPS) and is on the Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors of 2019. Honored in 2017, Dr. Bradley was named in the “Becker’s Spine Review: 65 Orthopaedic Surgeons recommended by Orthopaedic Surgeons.”

Dr. James Bradley was honored with the Jerry Hawk Rhea Award from the NFL for being a dedicated and outstanding NFL Team Physician.

As of 2023, Dr. Bradley has been the Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon of the Pittsburgh Steelers for 31 years.

Professionally he is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, the Twentieth-Century Orthopaedic Association, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is one of a handful of surgeons who has been a past President of the prestigious Herodicus Society, the National Football League Physicians’ Society, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine of which he was inducted to its Hall of Fame, Class of 2022.

Bradley and his wife, Bea, currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA and have one daughter, Callee, and son-in-law, Skye Edwards. When he is not on the sidelines at an event, you can find him on the golf course perfecting his swing.

Selected Other Published Work

Johnson EE, Brutico J, Rangavajjula L, Xia Y, Paul RW, Otlans P, Arner JW, Hammoud S, Bradley JP, Cohen SB. Outcomes after Proximal Hamstring Avulsion in Patients with Workers’ Compensation ClaimsOrtho J Sports Med. 2022 Sept 3;10(9).

Beaudry, MF, Beaudry, AG, Bradley, JP, Davis, S, Baker, BA, Holland, G, Jacobson, BR, Chetlin, RD (2022). Retrospective Analysis of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstructions in Major League Baseball Pitchers: A Comparison of “Tall and Fall” Versus “Drop and Drive” Pitching Styles. The Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine 10(10). DOI: 10.1177/23259671221128041

Johnson EE, Brutico J, Rangavajjula L, Xia Y, Paul RW, Otlans P, Arner JW, Hammoud S, Bradley JP, Cohen SB. Outcomes after Proximal Hamstring Avulsion in Patients with Workers’ Compensation Claims. Ortho J Sports Med. 2022 Sept 3;10(9).

Arner JW, Ruzbarsky J, Midtgaard, Peebles L, Bradley JP, Provencher MT. Defining Critical Glenoid Bone Loss in Posterior Shoulder Capsulolabral Repair. Am J Sports Med. Accepted Jan 2021

Vaswani R, Arner JW, Freiman H, Bradley JP. Risk Factors for Revision Posterior Shoulder Stabilization in Throwing Athletes. Ortho J Sports Med. Accepted July 2020

Bradley, JP, Lawyer, TJ, Ruef, S, Towers, JD, Arner, JW. Platelet-rich plasma shortens return to play in National Football League players with acute hamstring injuries. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2020 April; 8(4).

Arner, JW, Freiman, H, Mauro, CS, and Bradley, JP. Functional Results and Outcomes after Repair of Partial Hamstring Avulsions at Midterm Follow-up. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019 Dec; 47(14):3436-3443.

Dekker, TJ, Peebles, LA, Goldenberg, BT, Millet, PJ, Bradley, JP. Location of the glenoid defect in shoulders with recurrent posterior glenohumeral instability. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2019 Nov; 47(13):3051-3056.

Arner JW, Chang ES, Bayer S, Bradley JP. Direct Comparison of Modified Jobe and Docking UCL Reconstruction at Mid-term Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Nov 30.

Bradley JP, Arner JW, Jayakumar S, Vyas D. Risk Factors and Outcomes of Revision Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Capsulolabral Repair. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(10):2457–2465.

April 2023 Featured Author

Brian Cole, MD, MBA
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL, USA

Prospective Randomized Trial of Biologic Augmentation With Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Cole discuss his article published in AJSM.


Dr. Brian Cole is an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and a Professor of Orthopaedics, Anatomy, and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center. He is additionally Managing Partner of Midwest Orthopaedics, the Department’s Associate Chairman and the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center, Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital, and leads the Rush Orthopaedic Master’s Program.

He received an MD and MBA from the University of Chicago, completed his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell Medical Center, and a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. His professional career outside of academia includes serving as team physician for the Chicago Bulls, co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox, and a team physician for the Chicago Dogs, Chicago Red Stars, DePaul University, and Chicago Joffrey Ballet. 

Dr. Cole’s research interests include Cartilage Restoration, OrthoBiologics, and minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of the knee, elbow, and shoulder. He has published more than 1,000 articles and 20 textbooks on orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, has lectured nationally and internationally on more than 2,000 occasions, and has appeared as an expert on several TV documentaries.

Selected Other Published Work

Cole BJ, Kaiser JT, Wagner KR, Sivasundaram L, Otte SR, Tauro TM, White GM, Ralls ML, Yanke AB, Forsythe B, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Prospective Randomized Trial of Biologic Augmentation With Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Am J Sports Med. 2023 Apr;51(5):1234-1242. doi:10.1177/03635465231154601

Evuarherhe A, Condron NB, Knapik DM, Haunschild ED, Gilat R, Huddleston HP, Kaiser JT, Parvaresh KC, Wagner KR, Chubinskaya S, Yanke AB, Cole BJ. Effect of Mechanical Mincing on Minimally Manipulated Articular Cartilage for Surgical Transplantation. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Jun. doi:10.1177/03635465221101004 

Forsythe B, Berlinberg EJ, Diaz CC, Korrapati A, Agarwalla A, Patel HH, Cole BJ, Cvetanovich GL, Yanke AB, Romeo AA, Verma NN. No Difference in Clinical Outcomes for Arthroscopic Suprapectoral Versus Open Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis at Midterm Follow-up: A Randomized Prospective Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2022 May;50(6):1486-1494. doi:10.1177/03635465221084731. PMID: 35507468.

Tambiah JRS, Simsek I, Swearingen CJ, Kennedy S, Cole BJ, McAlindon TE, Yazici Y. Comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes From Sham and Saline-Based Placebo Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis: Data From a Randomized Clinical Trial of Lorecivivint. Am J Sports Med. 2022;50(3):630-636. doi:10.1177/03635465211067201. PMID: 35005990. 

Singh H, Knapik DM, Polce EM, Eikani CK, Bjornstad AH, Gursoy S, Perry AK, Westrick JC, Yanke AB, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Chahla JA. Relative Efficacy of Intra-articular Injections in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Aug 17:3635465211029659. doi: 10.1177/03635465211029659. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34403285. 

Gilat R, Haunschild ED, Lavoie-Gagne OZ, Tauro TM, Knapik DM, Fu MC, Cole BJ. Outcomes of the Latarjet Procedure Versus Free Bone Block Procedures for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Mar;49(3):805-816. doi: 10.1177/0363546520925833.

Gilat R, Haunschild ED, Huddleston HP, Tauro TM, Patel S, Wolfson TS, Parvaresh KC, 
 Yanke AB, Cole BJ. Osteochondral Allograft Transplant for Focal Cartilage Defects of the Femoral Condyles: Clinically Significant Outcomes, Failures, and Survival at a Minimum 5-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jan. 49(2):467–475. doi: 10.1177/0363546520980087. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33428427  

Huddleston HP, Urita A, Cregar WM, Wolfson TM, Cole BJ, Inoue N, Yanke AB. Overlapping Allografts Provide Superior and More Reliable Surface Topography Matching Than Oblong Allografts: A Computer-Simulated Model Study. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Apr 8:3635465211003074. doi: 10.1177/03635465211003074. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33831318. 

Haunschild ED, Gilat R, Fu MC, Tauro T, Huddleston HP, Yanke AB, Forsythe B, Verma NN, Cole BJ. Establishing the Minimal Clinically Important Difference, Patient Acceptable Symptomatic State, and Substantial Clinical Benefit of the PROMIS Upper Extremity Questionnaire After Rotator Cuff Repair. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Oct 26:363546520964957. doi: 10.1177/0363546520964957. PMID: 33104397. 

Chahal J, Lansdown DA, Davey A, Davis A, Cole BJ. The Clinically Important Difference and Patient Acceptable Symptomatic State for Commonly Used Patient-Reported Outcomes After Knee Cartilage Repair. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Nov;49(1).doi10.1177/0363546520969883

March 2023 Featured Author

Derek H. Ochiai, FAAOS
National Hip Center at Nirschl Orthopaedic Center
Arlington, VA, USA

Two Novel Clinical Tests for the Diagnosis of Hip Labral Tears

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Ochiai discuss his article published in AJSM.


Dr. Ochiai is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon at the Nirschl Orthopaedic Center.  He is a graduate of Cornell University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Albany Medical Center and his sports medicine fellowship at the combined Georgetown/Nirschl Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Fellowship. In addition, he was selected for the AANA Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Ochiai is currently in private practice in Arlington, VA, and is actively involved in teaching hip arthroscopy through cadaveric labs/lecturing and his Twitter site. To dispel the adage that if you can’t do, teach, he also won the 2022 ISHA Best Score for Virtual Hip Arthroscopy (“The Top Gun Award”).

Selected Other Published Work

Adib F, Hartline J, Donovan JS, Kalachi K, Dehghan P, Ochiai DH. Two Novel Clinical Tests for the Diagnosis of Hip Labral Tears. Am J Sports Med. 2023 Feb 20. doi: 10.1177/03635465221149748

Schipper ON, Dunn JH, Ochiai DH, Donovan JS, Nirschl RP. Nirschl Surgical TEchnique for Concomitant Lateral and Medial Elbow Tendinosis: A Retrospective Review of 53 Elbow with a Mean Follow-up of 11.7 Years. Am J Sports Med. 2011 May;39(5):972-976. doi: 10.1177/0363546510390452

Nirschl RP, Rodin DM, Ochiai DH, Maartmann-Moe C. Iontophoretic Administration of Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate for Acute Epicondylitis: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study. Am J Sports Med. 2003 Mar;31(2):189-195. doi: 10.1177/0363546503031002060

February 2023 Featured Author

Peter Lapner, MD, FRCSC
Associate Professor, Surgery
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, ON, Canada

From the February issue: Intraoperative Channeling in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Lapner discuss his article in the February issue.


Dr. Lapner is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic upper extremity surgeon and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. He has been an active staff at The Ottawa Hospital since 2003. He completed medical training at the University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa, and the University of British Columbia, with visiting fellowships at Nice University and the University of Zurich. He is a Clinician Investigator at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Head of the Upper Extremity service, and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Lead in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Lapner has assumed national leadership roles at the Canadian Orthopedic Association and is Past President of the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society (CSES). He has frequently chaired the Canadian National Residents’ Shoulder and Elbow course over the past 10 years. Dr. Lapner has published high level of evidence clinical trials in the areas of rotator cuff surgery, instability, and shoulder arthroplasty. 

Selected Other Published Work

Lapner P, Bouliane M, Pollock JW, Coupal S, Sabri E, Hodgdon T, Old J, Mcilquham K, MacDonald P; CSES Investigators:; Stranges G, Berdusco R, Marsh J, Dubberley J, McRae S. Intraoperative Channeling in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Dec 1:3635465221138562. doi: 10.1177/03635465221138562.

Lapner P, Li A, Pollock JW, Zhang T, McIlquham K, McRae S, MacDonald P. A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Single-Row With Double-Row Fixation in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Long-Term Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Sep;49(11):3021-3029. doi: 10.1177/03635465211029029.

MacDonald P, Verhulst F, McRae S, Old J, Stranges G, Dubberley J, Mascarenhas R, Koenig J, Leiter J, Nassar M, Lapner P. Biceps Tenodesis Versus Tenotomy in the Treatment of Lesions of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: A Prospective Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med. 2020 May;48(6):1439-1449. doi: 10.1177/0363546520912212.

January 2023 Featured Author

Matthew Kraeutler, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas, USA

From the January issue: A Prospective Comparison of Groin-Related Complications After Hip Arthroscopy With and Without a Perineal Post

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Kraeutler discuss his article in the January issue.


Dr. Kraeutler is an orthopaedic sports medicine fellow at Houston Methodist Hospital. He completed his residency at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey where the current study was conducted. Next year, Dr. Kraeutler will be completing a hip preservation fellowship at the University of Colorado. He hopes to join an academic practice following his second fellowship.

Selected Other Published Work

Belk JW, Wharton BR, Houck DA, Bravman JT, Kraeutler MJ, Mayer B, Noonan TJ, Seidl AJ, Frank RM, McCarty EC. Shoulder stabilization versus immobilization for first-time anterior shoulder dislocation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of level 1 randomized controlled trialsAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine.

Kurowicki J, Kraeutler MJ, Dávila Castrodad IM, Hahn AK, Simone ES, Kelly MA, Talishinskiy T, Scillia AJ. Diagnostic accuracy of physical examination tests in core muscle injuryAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Jul 2020;48(8):1983-1988.

Belk JW, Kraeutler MJ, Houck DA, Goodrich JA, Dragoo JL, McCarty EC. Platelet-rich plasma versus hyaluronic acid for knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Jan 2021;49(1):249-260.

Kraeutler MJ, Safran MR, Scillia AJ, Ayeni OR, Garabekyan T, Mei-Dan O. A contemporary look at the evaluation and treatment of adult borderline and frank hip dysplasiaAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Jul 2020;48(9):2314-2323.

Kraeutler MJ, Goodrich JA, Fioravanti MJ, Garabekyan T, Mei-Dan O. The “outside-in” lesion of hip impingement and the “inside-out” lesion of hip dysplasia: Two distinct patterns of acetabular chondral injury. American Journal of Sports Medicine. Oct 2019;47(12):2978-2984.

Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Belk JW, Wolf BR, Hettrich CM, Ortiz SF, MOON Shoulder Instability Group, Bravman JT. Descriptive epidemiology of the MOON Shoulder Instability CohortAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Apr 2018;46(5):1064-1069.

Mei-Dan O, Kraeutler MJ, Garabekyan T, Goodrich JA, Young DA. Hip distraction without a perineal post: A prospective study of 1000 hip arthroscopy casesAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Mar 2018;46(3):632-641.

Kraeutler MJ, Ashwell ZR, Garabekyan T, Goodrich JA, Welton KL, Flug JA. O’Hara JN, Mei-Dan O. The iliofemoral line: A radiographic sign of acetabular dysplasia in the adult hipAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Sep 2017;45(11):2493-2500.

Kraeutler MJ, Belk JW, Purcell JM, McCarty EC. Microfracture versus autologous chondrocyte implantation for articular cartilage lesions in the knee: A systematic review of 5-year outcomesAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Mar 2018;46(4):995-999.

Kraeutler MJ, Bravman JT, McCarty EC. Bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft versus allograft in outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A meta-analysis of 5,182 patientsAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Oct 2013;41(10):2439-2448.

December Featured Author

Lukas Ernstbrunner, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

From the December issue: Biomechanical Analysis of Posterior Open-Wedge Osteotomy and Glenoid Concavity Reconstruction Using an Implant-Free, J-Shaped Iliac Crest Bone Graft

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Ernstbrunner discuss his article in the December issue.


Associate Professor Lukas Ernstbrunner is a fellowship-trained major trauma and limb reconstruction, shoulder, elbow and hand surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Ernstbrunner graduated from the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria, where he also completed a PhD with special interest in upper limb biomechanics. He obtained fellowship from the Swiss Orthopaedics Association, where he trained under Prof. Christian Gerber. He worked as a Junior Consultant at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, before moving to Australia to spend a further three years of subspecialist fellowship training. This included a fellowship in major trauma and limb reconstruction at the Royal Melbourne Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Oppy and Dr. Tom Treseder. He also completed a fellowship in upper limb surgery with Prof. Eugene Ek and A/Prof. Greg Hoy at the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group. This was followed by a six month fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane under the supervision of Prof. Mark Ross.

Dr. Ernstbrunner continues to be active in clinical and basic research and has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles and multiple book chapters. He has established a close collaboration with Associate Professor David Ackland from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, where he continues to pursue his passion for biomechanical research.

Selected Other Published Work

Biomechanical Analysis of the Posterior Open-wedge Osteotomy and Glenoid Concavity Reconstruction Using an Implant-free, J-shaped Iliac Crest Bone Graft. L. Ernstbrunner, P. Borbas, A. Ker, F. Imhoff, E. Bachmann, J. Snedeker, K. Wieser, S. Bouaicha 

Salvage Iliac Crest Bone Grafting for a Failed Latarjet Procedure: Analysis of Failed and Successful Procedures. L. Ernstbrunner, T. Pastor, M. Waltenspül, C. Gerber, K. Wieser 

Primary Open Latarjet Procedure Results in Functional Differences but No Structural Changes in Subscapularis Muscle Quality vs the Healthy Contralateral Shoulder at Long-Term Follow-up. L. Ernstbrunner, M. Waltenspül, C. Suter, R. El-Nashar, J. Scherr, K. Wieser

Long-term Results of the Arthroscopic Bankart Repair for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability in Patients Older Than 40 Years: A Comparison With the Open Latarjet Procedure. L. Ernstbrunner, B. De Nard, M. Olthof, S. Beeler, S. Bouaicha, C. Gerber, K. Wieser 

Long-term Results of the Open Latarjet Procedure for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability in Patients Older than 40 Years. L. Ernstbrunner, L. Wartmann, S.M. Zimmermann, P. Schenk, C. Gerber, K. Wieser 

Chronic Pseudoparalysis Needs to Be Distinguished from Pseudoparesis: A Structural and Biomechanical Analysis. L. Ernstbrunner, R. El Nashar, P. Favre, S. Bouaicha, K. Wieser, C. Gerber 

Scapular Morphologic Characteristics and Rotator Cuff Tear Pattern Are Independently Associated With Chronic Pseudoparalyis: A Matched-Pair Analysis of Patients With Massive Rotator Cuff Tears. L. Ernstbrunner, R. El Nashar, S. Bouaicha, K. Wieser, C. Gerber 

A Systematic Review of Long-term Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Arthroscopic and Open/Mini-open Rotator Cuff Repairs.  F. Plachel, O. Jo, K. Rüttershoff, O. Andronic, L. Ernstbrunner.

November Featured Author

Philipp Moroder, MD
Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Schulthess Clinic
Zurich, Switzerland

From the November issue: Arthroscopic Posterior Articular Coverage and Shift (PACS) Procedure for Treatment of Preosteoarthritic Constitutional Static Posterior Shoulder Instability (Type C1)

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Moroder discuss his article in the November issue.


Prof. Philipp Moroder is a shoulder and elbow surgeon at the Schulthess Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland. He specialized in shoulder and elbow surgery under the guidance of Prof. Herbert Resch in Salzburg, Austria, Prof. Mark Tauber and Prof. Peter Habermeyer in Munich, Germany, as well as Prof. Markus Scheibel in Berlin, Germany. After participating in the SECEC Travelling Fellowship in several host centers in the United States he was Head of the Department for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany from 2018 until 2021. Prof. Moroder received numerous awards for his research including the prestigious Charles S. Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) for his clinical research in 2019. Since 2021 he is part of the Executive Committee of the European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC).

Selected Other Published Work

Arthroscopic Posterior Articular Coverage and Shift (PACS) Procedure for Treatment of Preosteoarthritic Constitutional Static Posterior Shoulder Instability (Type C1). Moroder P, Gebauer H, Paksoy A, Siegert P, Festbaum C, Rüttershoff K, Lacheta L, Thiele K, Akgün D.Am J Sports Med. 2022 Sep 30:3635465221124851. doi: 10.1177/03635465221124851. Online ahead of print.PMID: 36178161 Free article.

Shoulder-Pacemaker Treatment Concept for Posterior Positional Functional Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Clinical Trial. Moroder P, Plachel F, Van-Vliet H, Adamczewski C, Danzinger V.Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jul;48(9):2097-2104. doi: 10.1177/0363546520933841.PMID: 32667266 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

The Biomechanical Effect of Bone Grafting and Bone Graft Remodeling in Patients With Anterior Shoulder Instability. Sigrist B, Ferguson S, Boehm E, Jung C, Scheibel M, Moroder P. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jul;48(8):1857-1864. doi: 10.1177/0363546520919958. Epub 2020 May 21.PMID: 32437213

Challenging the Current Concept of Critical Glenoid Bone Loss in Shoulder Instability: Does the Size Measurement Really Tell It All? Moroder P, Damm P, Wierer G, Böhm E, Minkus M, Plachel F, Märdian S, Scheibel M, Khatamirad M. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Mar;47(3):688-694. doi: 10.1177/0363546518819102. Epub 2019 Jan 14.PMID: 30640513

Clinical and Radiological Long-term Results After Implant-Free, Autologous, Iliac Crest Bone Graft Procedure for the Treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability. Moroder P, Plachel F, Becker J, Schulz E, Abdic S, Haas M, Resch H, Auffarth A. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;46(12):2975-2980. doi: 10.1177/0363546518795165. Epub 2018 Sep 12.PMID: 30207741

Cartilage Morphological and Histological Findings After Reconstruction of the Glenoid With an Iliac Crest Bone Graft. Auffarth A, Resch H, Matis N, Hudelmaier M, Wirth W, Forstner R, Neureiter D, Traweger A, Moroder P. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr;46(5):1039-1045. doi: 10.1177/0363546517749813. Epub 2018 Jan 19.PMID: 29350537

Risk of Engagement of Bipolar Bone Defects in Posterior Shoulder Instability. Moroder P, Plachel F, Tauber M, Habermeyer P, Imhoff A, Liem D, Lill H, Resch H, Gerhardt C, Scheibel M. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Oct;45(12):2835-2839. doi: 10.1177/0363546517714456. Epub 2017 Jun 28.PMID: 28658583

Defect Characteristics of Reverse Hill-Sachs Lesions. Moroder P, Tauber M, Scheibel M, Habermeyer P, Imhoff AB, Liem D, Lill H, Buchmann S, Wolke J, Guevara-Alvarez A, Salmoukas K, Resch H. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Mar;44(3):708-14. doi: 10.1177/0363546515621286. Epub 2016 Jan 8.PMID: 26747848

Influence of defect size and localization on the engagement of reverse Hill-Sachs lesions. Moroder P, Runer A, Kraemer M, Fierlbeck J, Niederberger A, Cotofana S, Vasvari I, Hettegger B, Tauber M, Hurschler C, Resch H. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Mar;43(3):542-8. doi: 10.1177/0363546514561747. Epub 2015 Feb 2.PMID: 25646360

Restoration of anterior glenoid bone defects in posttraumatic recurrent anterior shoulder instability using the J-bone graft shows anatomic graft remodeling. Moroder P, Hirzinger C, Lederer S, Matis N, Hitzl W, Tauber M, Resch H, Auffarth A. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jul;40(7):1544-50. doi: 10.1177/0363546512446681. Epub 2012 May 10.PMID: 22582228

October Featured Author

Luciano Andrés Rossi, MD, PhD
Member of the Shoulder Unit of the Orthopedics Department
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

From the October issue: Relationship of the SIRSI Score to Return to Sports After Surgical Stabilization of Glenohumeral Instability

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Rossi discuss his article in the October issue.


Dr. Luciano A. Rossi graduated with honors from the University of Buenos Aires Argentina, and then completed his residency in orthopedics and traumatology at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina where he then completed his fellowship in shoulder surgery. In addition, Dr Rossi completed his training in Shoulder Surgery and Orthobiologics therapies at prestigious institutions in the United States and Europe, including the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland), Hospital for Special Surgery (New York), Midwest Orthopedic at Rusch (Chicago), Mayo Clinic (Florida)  and Center Orthopédique Santy (Lyon, France) and a fellowship in clinical research at the Department of Clinical Research and Documentation (AOCID) of the AO Foundation in (Dubendorff, Switzerland).

In addition, Dr Rossi has an intense activity in clinical research, he has a doctorate in medicine and a master’s degree in clinical research and has authored or co-authored over 80 peer reviewed articles and has received more than 10 national and international awards for his research work carried out together with the shoulder team of the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires.

Selected Other Published Work

Rossi LA, Tanoira I, Gorodischer T, Pasqualini I, Ranalletta M. Recurrence and Revision Rates With Arthroscopic Bankart Repair Compared With the Latarjet Procedure in Competitive Rugby Players With Glenohumeral Instability and a Glenoid Bone Loss <20. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Mar;49(4):866-872. doi: 10.1177/0363546520988154. Epub 2021 Feb 19. PMID: 33606555.

Rossi LA, Tanoira I, Gorodischer T, Pasqualini I, Muscolo DL, Ranalletta M. Are the Classic and the Congruent Arc Latarjet Procedures Equally Effective for the Treatment of Recurrent Shoulder Instability in Athletes? Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jul;48(9):2081-2089. doi: 10.1177/0363546520928343. Epub 2020 Jun 16. PMID: 32543877.

Rossi LA, Pasqualini I, Brandariz R, Fuentes N, Fieiras C, Tanoira I, Ranalletta M. Relationship of the SIRSI Score to Return to Sports After Surgical Stabilization of Glenohumeral Instability. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Aug 26:3635465221118369. doi: 10.1177/03635465221118369. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36018821.

Ranalletta M, Rossi LA, Barros H, Nally F, Tanoira I, Bongiovanni SL, Maignon GD. Minimally Invasive Double-Button Fixation of Displaced Lateral Clavicular Fractures in Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb;45(2):462-467. doi: 10.1177/0363546516666816. Epub 2016 Oct 7. PMID: 28146404.

Ranalletta M, Rossi LA, Bertona A, Tanoira I, Hidalgo IA, Maignon GD, Bongiovanni SL. Modified Latarjet Without Capsulolabral Repair in Rugby Players With Recurrent Anterior Glenohumeral Instability and Significant Glenoid Bone Loss. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;46(4):795-800. doi: 10.1177/0363546517749586. Epub 2018 Jan 10. PMID: 29320219.

Ranalletta M, Rossi LA, Bongiovanni SL, Tanoira I, Elizondo CM, Maignon GD. Corticosteroid Injections Accelerate Pain Relief and Recovery of Function Compared With Oral NSAIDs in Patients With Adhesive Capsulitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Feb;44(2):474-81. doi: 10.1177/0363546515616238. Epub 2015 Dec 9. PMID: 26657263.

Ranalletta M, Rossi LA, Piuzzi NS, Bertona A, Bongiovanni SL, Maignon G. Return to sports after plate fixation of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures in athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Mar;43(3):565-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546514559913. Epub 2014 Dec 9. PMID: 25492034.

September Featured Authors

Gian Andrea Lucidi, MD
Il Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Bologna, Italy

From the September issue: Risk Factors Affecting the Survival Rate of Collagen Meniscal Implant for Partial Meniscal Deficiency: An Analysis of 156 Consecutive Cases at a Mean 10 Years of Follow-up

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Lucidi and Dr. Zaffagnini discuss their article in the September issue.


Gian Andrea Lucidi is a PGY5 Orthopaedic resident working at the Rizzoli Institute in Bologna, Italy. In 2016, he was the top-ranked candidate amongst all Italian orthopedic surgery residency candidates. In 2021, he was awarded with the inaugural ESSKA-Pittsburgh fellowship, where he has had the opportunity to work with Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Volker Musahl, and Dr. Richard Debski in clinical and biomechanical research. In 2022, he won the “young investigator award in clinical science” at the biennial ESSKA-congress.

Stefano Zaffagnini, MD
Il Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Bologna, Italy


Professor Zaffagnini is the head of knee surgery unit at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute. He trained at the University of Bologna under the guidance of Professor Marcacci. He performed clinical fellowship at the Pittsburgh University in 1992 and he was ESSKA-AOSSM travelling fellow in 1996. His clinical practice and research are focused on ACL, meniscus treatment including scaffold and transplant, osteotomy and knee preservation surgery. He published more than 350 articles on indexed journal.

Selected Other Published Work

The Contribution of Partial Meniscectomy to Preoperative Laxity and Laxity After Anatomic Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: In Vivo Kinematics with Navigation. Grassi A, Di Paolo S, Lucidi GA, Macchiarola L, Raggi F, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Nov;47(13):3203-3211.

Prospective long-term outcomes of the medial collagen meniscus implant versus partial medial meniscectomy: a minimum 10-year follow-up study. Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Lopomo N, Bruni D, Giordano G, Ravazzolo G, Molinari M, Marcacci M. Am J Sports Med. 2011 May;39(5):977-85.

Arthroscopic collagen meniscus implantation for partial lateral meniscal defects: a 2-year minimum follow-up study. Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Bulgheroni P, Bulgheroni E, Grassi A, Bonanzinga T, Kon E, Filardo G, Busacca M, Marcacci M. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Oct;40(10):2281-8.

Polyurethane Meniscal Scaffold for the Treatment of Partial Meniscal Deficiency: 5-Year Follow-up Outcomes: A European Multicentric Study. Toanen C, Dhollander A, Bulgheroni P, Filardo G, Zaffagnini S, Spalding T, Monllau JC, Gelber P, Verdonk R, Beaufils P, Pujol N, Bulgheroni E, Asplin L, Verdonk P. Am J Sports Med. 2020 May;48(6):1347-1355.

Meniscal allograft transplantation without bone plugs: a 3-year minimum follow-up study. Marcacci M, Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Grassi A, Bonanzinga T, Nitri M, Bondi A, Molinari M, Rimondi E. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Feb;40(2):395-403

Long-term Outcomes and Survivorship of Fresh-Frozen Meniscal Allograft Transplant With Soft Tissue Fixation: Minimum 10-Year Follow-up Study. Grassi A, Macchiarola L, Lucidi GA, Coco V, Romandini I, Filardo G, Neri MP, Marcacci M, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Aug;48(10):2360-2369.

Is Sport Activity Possible After Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplantation? Midterm Results in Active Patients. Zaffagnini S, Grassi A, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Benzi A, Roberti di Sarsina T, Signorelli C, Raggi F, Marcacci M. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Mar;44(3):625-32

The Lateral Femoral Notch Sign Is Correlated With Increased Rotatory Laxity After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Pivot Shift Quantification With A Surgical Navigation System. Lucidi GA, Grassi A, Di Paolo S, Agostinone P, Neri MP, Macchiarola L, Dal Fabbro G, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Mar;49(3):649-655.

More Than a 2-Fold Risk of Contralateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Compared With Ipsilateral Graft Failure 10 Years After Primary Reconstruction. Grassi A, Macchiarola L, Lucidi GA, Stefanelli F, Neri M, Silvestri A, Della Villa F, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Feb;48(2):310-317.  

Ten-Year Survivorship, Patient-Reported Outcome Measures, and Patient Acceptable Symptom State After Over-the-Top Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With a Lateral Extra-articular Reconstruction: Analysis of 267 Consecutive Cases. Grassi A, Macchiarola L, Lucidi GA, Silvestri A, Dal Fabbro G, Marcacci M, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Feb;49(2):374-383.

August Featured Author

Robert Brophy, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

From the August issue: Mechanical and Microstructural Properties of Meniscus Roots Vary by Location

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Richter discuss his article in the August issue.


Dr. Brophy is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief of the Sports Medicine Service and Director of the Orthopaedic Clinical Research Center at the Washington University School of Medicine with a clinical and academic focus on sports medicine injuries of the knee and shoulder.   He has served as an at large member on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, program chair for the 2018 American Orthopaedic Association annual meeting and received the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Career Development Award in 2018. Dr. Brophy has authored or co-authored over 300 peer reviewed articles and been awarded several peer-reviewed grants from the AOSSM and OREF. He has received a number of research related distinctions, including the AOSSM Cabaud Memorial Award in 2015 and 2022 and the AOSSM NCAA Research Award in 2011, the Lee T. Ford Award from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Washington University School of Medicine, and the Arthur C. Rettig Award from the National Football League (NFL) Physicians Society. He is a team physician for the St. Louis Blues and worked as a team physician with the NFL Rams while they were in St. Louis. He is currently Vice Chair of the NFL Musculoskeletal Committee and Deputy Editor of Sports Medicine for JAAOS. He has been an ICRS Traveling Fellow, AAOS-AOA North American Traveling Fellow, AOSSM-ESSKA Traveling Fellow and AOA ABC Traveling Fellow.

He graduated from Stanford University with bachelors’ degrees in electrical engineering and economics and a master’s degree in industrial engineering while playing for the soccer team. After earning his MD from the Washington University School of Medicine, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency and fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery before returning to Washington University as faculty.

Selected Other Published Work

Brophy RH, Warren R. Dunn, MOON Shoulder Group, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Bollier MJ, Bravman JT, Feeley BT, Grant JA, Jones GL, Kuhn JE, Benjamin Ma C, Marx RG, McCarty ED, Ortiz SF, Smith MV, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Zhang AL, Hettrich CM. Factors associated with shoulder activity level at time of surgery and at 2-year follow up in patients undergoing shoulder stabilization surgeryAm J Sports Med. 2022;50(6):1503-1511.

Brophy RH, Huston LJ, Briskin I; MOON Knee Group, Amendola A, Cox CL, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Vidal AF, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Spindler, KP. Articular Cartilage and Meniscus Predictors of Patient-Reported Outcomes 10 Years after ACL Reconstruction: A Multicenter Cohort StudyAm J Sports Med. 2021;49:2878-2888.

Patel RM, Castile RM, Jenkins MJ, Lake SP, Brophy RHMicrostructural and Mechanical Properties of the Anterolateral Ligament of the KneeAm J Sports Med. 2021;49:172-182.

Lamplot JD, Rodeo SA, Brophy RH. A practical guide for the current use of biologic therapies in sports medicine. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48:488-503.

Bansal A, Lamplot JD, Vandenberg JT, Brophy RH. Meta-analysis of the risk of infections after ACL reconstruction by graft type. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46:1500-1508.

Johnson JT, Mandelbaum BR, Schub D, Rodeo SA, Matava MJ, Silvers HJ, Cole BJ, ElAttrache NS, McAdams TR, Brophy RH. Video analysis of anterior cruciate ligament tears in professional American football athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46:862-868.

Patel RM, Brophy RH. Anterolateral ligament of the knee: anatomy, function, imaging, and treatment. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46:217-223.

Brophy RH, Sandell LJ, Rai MF. Traumatic and degenerative meniscus tears have different gene expression signatures. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45:114-120.

Brophy RH, Tycksen ED, Sandell LJ, Rai MF. Changes in transcriptome wide gene expression of anterior cruciate ligament tears based on time from injury. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44:2064-75.

Brophy RH, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, MARS Group, Wright RW. Association of meniscal status, lower extremity alignment, and body mass index with chondrosis at the time of revision ACL reconstructionAm J Sports Med. 2015; 43:1616-22.

Brophy RH, Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, MOON Shoulder Group. Shoulder activity level is not associated with the severity of symptomatic, atraumatic rotator cuff tears in patients electing nonoperative treatmentAm J Sports Med. 2014;42:1150-4.

Brophy RH, Schmitz L, Wright RW, Dunn WR, Parker RD, Andrish JT, McCarty EC, Spindler KP. Return to Play and Future ACL Injury Risk After ACL Reconstruction in Soccer Athletes From the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) GroupAm J Sports Med. 2012;40:2517-22.

Brophy RH, Gill CS, Lyman S, Barnes RP, Rodeo SA, Warren RF. Effect of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscectomy on length of career in National Football League athletes: A case control study. Am J Sports Med. 2009; 37:2102-7.