July Featured Author

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Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD
Research Director, American Sports Medicine Institute
Birmingham, Alabama

From the July issue: Return to Play and Decreased Performance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in National Football League Defensive Players

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Fleisig discuss his article in the July issue.

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Dr. Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D., is the Research Director of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI). Fleisig earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT, MS in mechanical engineering from Washington University, and PhD in biomedical engineering from UAB. After a research internship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Fleisig was hired in 1987 by the newly founded American Sports Medicine Institute to head up the research division, a position he has held for 30 years.

In addition to his work at ASMI, Dr. Fleisig is an adjunct professor at UAB and serves as chair of the USA Baseball Medical & Safety Advisory Committee, injury research advisor for Major League Baseball, safety consultant for Little League Baseball, and board member for Motus Global.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Dugas JR, Walters BW, Beason DP, Fleisig GS, Chronister JE: Biomechanical comparison of ulnar collateral ligament repair with internal bracing versus modified jobe reconstruction, Am J Sports Med 44(3):735-741, 2015.

Wilk KE, Macrina LC, Fleisig GS, Aune KT, Porterfield RA, Harker P, Evans TJ, Andrews JR. Deficits in glenohumeral passive range of motion increase risk of shoulder injury in professional baseball pitchers: a prospective study. Am J Sports Med 43(10):2379-2385, 2015.

Conte SA, Fleisig GS, Dines JS, Wilk KE, Aune KT, Patterson-Flynn N, ElAttrache N. Prevalence of ulnar collateral ligament surgery in professional baseball players. Am J Sports Med 43(7):1764-1769, 2015.

Fleisig GS, Leddon CE, Laughlin WA, Ciccotti MG, Mandelbaum BR, Aune KT, Escamilla RF, MacLeod TD, Andrews JR. Biomechanical performance of baseball pitchers with a history of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med 43(5):1045-1050, 2015.

Scillia AJ, Aune KT, Andrachuk JS, Cain EL, Dugas JR, Fleisig GS, Andrews JR. Return to play after chondroplasty of the knee in national football league athletes. Am J Sports Med 43(3):663-668, 2015.

Laughlin WA, Fleisig GS, Scillia AJ, Aune KT, Cain EL, Dugas JR. Deficiencies in pitching biomechanics in baseball players with a history of SLAP repair. Am J Sports Med 42(12):2837-2841, 2014.

Meisterling SW, Cain EL, Fleisig GS, Hartzell JL, Dugas JR. Return to athletic activity after plate fixation of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures. Am J Sports Med 41(11):2632-2636, 2013.

Dugas JR, Bilotta J, Watts CD, Crum JA, Fleisig GS, McMichael CS, Cain EL Jr, Andrews JR. Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction with gracilis tendon in athletes with intraligamentous bony excision: technique and results. Am J Sports Med 40(7):1578-1582, 2012.

Fleisig GS, Andrews JR, Cutter GR, Weber A, Loftice J, McMichael C, Hassell N, Lyman S. Risk of Serious Injury for Young Baseball Pitchers: A 10-Year Prospective Study. Am J Sports Med 39(2):253-257, 2011.

Robb AJ, Fleisig GS, Wilk K, Macrina L, Bolt B, Pajaczkowski J. Passive ranges of motion of the hips and their relationship with pitching biomechanics and ball velocity in professional baseball pitchers. Am J Sports Med 38(12):2487-2493, 2010.

Shah VM, Andrews JR, Fleisig GS, McMichael CS, Lemak LJ. Return to play after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in national football league athletes. Am J Sports Med 38(11):2233-2239, 2010.

Dun S, Loftice J, Fleisig GS, Kingsley D, Andrews JR. A Biomechanical Comparison of Youth Baseball Pitches: Is the Curveball Potentially Harmful? Am J Sports Med 36(4):686-692, 2008.

Wilk KE, Escamilla RF, Fleisig GS, Barrentine SW, Andrews JR, Boyd ML. The comparison of tibiofemoral joint forces and electromyography during open and closed kinetic chain exercises. The American Journal of Sports Medicine 24(4):518-527, 1996.

Fleisig GS, Andrews JR, Dillman CJ, Escamilla RF. Kinetics of baseball pitching with implications about injury mechanisms. The American Journal of Sports Medicine 23(2):233-239, 1995.

June Featured Author

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Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, MD

Centre Orthopedique Santy
“FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence”
Lyon, France

From the June issue: Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction Is Associated With Significantly Reduced ACL Graft Rupture Rates at a Minimum Follow-up of 2 Years: A Prospective Comparative Study of 502 Patients From the SANTI Study Group

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Sonnery-Cottet discuss his article in the June issue.

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Dr. Sonnery-Cottet is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon in Lyon, France. He exclusively specializes in sports medicine, especially knee, muscular, and ankle surgery. He performs over 600 ACL reconstructions each year. Dr. Sonnery-Cottet attended medical school in Lyon, and he was a resident in Paris University Hospitals as well as Edinburgh, Scotland. He was also an assistant registrar in orthopaedic surgery in Paris at the Pitié Salpétrière Hospital. Dr. Sonnery-Cottet has presented over 100 national and international lectures, participated in three scientific movies, and has 86 international publications. He also serves as an editorial board member for the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine and a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

The Involvement of the Anterolateral Ligament in Rotational Control of the Knee. Sonnery-Cottet B, et al. Am J Sports Med. 2016

Outcome of a Combined Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction Technique With a Minimum 2-Year Follow-up. Sonnery-Cottet B, et al. Am J Sports Med. 2015

Proximal Tibial Anterior Closing Wedge Osteotomy in Repeat Revision of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Sonnery-Cottet B, et al. Am J Sports Med. 2014

Hidden lesions of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus: a systematic arthroscopic exploration of the concealed portion of the knee. Sonnery-Cottet B, et al. Am J Sports Med. 2014

Prevalence of septic arthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction among professional athletes. Sonnery-Cottet B, et al. Am J Sports Med. 2011

Preoperative factors correlating with prolonged range of motion deficit after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Quelard B, Sonnery-Cottet B, et al. Am J Sports Med. 2010

May Featured Author

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Greg Maletis, MD

Kaiser Permanente
Department of Orthopedics, Baldwin Park
Clinical Professor of Orthopedics
Keck/USC School of Medicine

From the May issue: Increased Risk of Revision After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Bone–Patellar Tendon–Bone Allografts Compared With Autografts

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Maletis discuss his article in the May issue.

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Dr. Maletis is a practicing orthopedic surgeon at the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Facility. In addition, he has an appointment as a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in the Keck/USC School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Orthopedics at USC and a sports medicine fellowship at LSU. He has served as the Lead Physician of the Kaiser Permanente ACL Registry, now the largest ACL registry in the US. The registry team has published over 30 papers and had numerous paper presentations at national and international meetings. His work has focused on the risk factors associated with risk of revision after ACL surgery. He is also one of the co-founders of the International ACL Registry Group which is a coalition of ACL Registries from around the world.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

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, Chen J, Inacio MC, Love R, Funahashi TT. Increased Risk of Revision After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allograft Compared to Autograft. Am J Sports Med. 2017; 45:1333-1340.

Maletis GB, Chen J, Inacio MC, Love R, Funahashi TT. Increased Risk of Revision After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Soft Tissue Allografts Compared With Autografts: Graft Processing and Time Make a Difference. Am J Sports Med. 2017 published online March 17.

Sprague, L; Chen, J.; Mizayan, R.; Love, R.; Maletis, G.; The Effect of Autologous Hamstring Graft Diameter on the Likelihood for Revision of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44:1475-1481.

Maletis, G.B.; Chen,J.; Inacio,M.C.S.; Funahashi,T.T.; Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Age Related Risk Factors for Revision in a Cohort of 21,304 Patients from the Kaiser Permanente ACL Registry. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44:331-336.

Tejwani, S.G.; Chen, J.;Funahashi, T.T.; Love,R.; Maletis,G.B; Revision Risk After Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Association With Graft Processing Techniques, Patient Characteristics, and Graft Type. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43:2696-2705.

Navarro,R.A.; Inacio, M.C.S.; Maletis, G.B.; Racial Variations in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Pre-operative characteristics and Intra-operative Findings. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43:2559-2965.

Maletis, G.B.; Inacio , M.C.S.;Funahashi,T.T; Risk Factors Associated With Revision and Contralateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions in the Kaiser Permanente ACLR Registry. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43:641-647.

Wyatt, R.W.B.; Inacio, M.C.S.; Liddle, K.D.; Maletis, G.B.; Prevalence and Incidence of Cartilage Injuries and Meniscus Tears in Patients Who Underwent Both Primary and Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42:1841-1846.

Funahashi, K.M.; Moksnes, H.; Maletis, G.B.; Csintalan, R.P.; Inacio, M.C.S.; Funahashi,T.T.; Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Adolescents With Open Physis Effect of Recurrent Injury and Surgical Delay on Meniscal and Cartilage Injuries. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42:1068-1073.

Csintalan, R.P.; Inacio, M.C.S.; Funahashi, T.T.; Maletis, G.B.; Risk Factors of Subsequent Operations After Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament ReconstructionAm J Sports Med. 2013;42:619-625.

Wyatt, R.W.B.; Inacio, M.C.S.; Liddle, K.D.; Maletis, G.B.; Factors Associated With Meniscus Repair in Patients Undergoing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41:2814-2818.

Granan, L.P.; Inacio, M.C.S.; Maletis, G.B.; Funahashi, T.T.; Engebretsen, L.; Sport-Specific Injury Pattern Recorded During Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41:2814-2818.

Maletis, G.B.; Inacio , M.C.S.;Funahashi,T.T; Analysis of 16,192 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions From a Community-Based Registry. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41:2090-2098.

Maletis, G.B.; Inacio , M.C.S.; Reynolds, S; Desmond,J.L.; Maletis,M.M.;Funahashi,T.T.: Incidence of Postoperative Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Infections: Graft Choice Makes a Difference. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41:1780-1785.

Inacio, M.C.S.; Paxton, E.W.; Maletis, G.B.; Csintalan R.P.; Granan, L.P.; Fithian, D.C,; Funahashi, T.T.: Patient and Surgeon Characteristics Associated With Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Selection. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40:384-94.

Chhadia, A..M.; Inacio, M.C.S.; Maletis, G.B.; Csintalan, R.P.; Davis, B.R.; Funahashi, T.T.; Are Meniscus and Cartilage Injuries Related to Time to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?  Am J Sports Med. 2011;39:1894-1899.

Maletis,G.B.; Cameron,S.L.; Tengan,J.J.; Burchette,R.J.: A Prospective Randomized Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.  Am J Sports Med. 2007;35:384-394.

April Featured Author

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C. Benjamin Ma, MD

Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

From the April issue: Effects of Surgical Factors on Cartilage Can Be Detected Using Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Ma discuss his article in the April issue.

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Dr. C. Benjamin Ma is the Professor and Chief of the UCSF Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service. Dr. Ma completed his undergraduate education in bioelectrical engineering at Brown University and went on to earn his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Following his residency, Ma completed a fellowship in shoulder and knee surgery and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He has received many clinical awards which include the UCSF Exceptional Physician Award, Henry Kaiser Award for Excellent in Teaching, and UCSF Excellent in Teaching Award. In addition to his clinical specialties, he is involved in research on cartilage imaging and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of ACL injured knees. He also has extensive publications on the improvement of outcomes following rotator cuff surgeries and replacements. His research has received the prestigious Charles Neer Award from American Shoulder and Elbow Society, O’Donoghue Award from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Excellence in Patellofemoral Research from the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, and New Investigator Research Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Ma CB, Kawamura S, Deng XH, Ying L, Schneidkraut J, Hays P, Rodeo SA. Bone morphogenetic proteins-signaling plays a role in tendon-to-bone healing: a study of rhBMP-2 and noggin. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Apr; 35(4): 597-604.

Luke AC, Stehling C, Stahl R, Li X, Kay T, Takamoto S, Ma CB, Majumdar S, Link T. High-field magnetic resonance imaging assessment of articular cartilage before and after marathon running: Does long-distance running lead to cartilage damage? Am J Sports Med. 2010 Nov: 38(11): 2273-8

Borchers JR, Kaeding CC, Pedroza AD, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Wright RW. Intra-articular findings in primary and revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery: a comparison of the MOON and MARS study groups. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Sep; 39(9): 1889-93.

Wolf BR, Britton CL, Vasconcellos DA, Spencer EE; for the MOON Shoulder Group. Agreement in the Classification and Treatment of the Superior Labrum. Am J Sports Med. 2011. Dec; 39(12): 2588-2594.

Harris JD, Pedroza A, Jones GL, MOON Shoulder group. Predictors of pain and function in patients with symptomatic, atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears: a time-zero analysis of a prospective patient cohort enrolled in a structured physical therapy program. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Feb; 40(2): 359-66.

Jungmann PM, Li X, Nardo L, Subburaj K, Lin W, Ma CB, Majumdar S, Link TM. Do Cartilage Repair Procedures Prevent Degenerative Meniscus Changes?: Longitudinal T1ρ and Morphological Evaluation With 3.0-T MRI. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Dec; 40(12): 2700-8.

Brophy RH, Wright RW, David TS, McCormack RG, Sekiya JK, Svoboda SJ, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Steger-May K; MARS group. Association between previous meniscal surgery and the incidence of chondral lesions at revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Apr; 40(4): 808-14.

Chen JL, Allen CR, Stephens TE, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Feeley BT, MARS group. Differences in mechanisms of failure, intraoperative findings, and surgical characteristics between single- and multiple-revision ACL reconstructions: a MARS cohort study. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jul; 41(7): 1571-8.

Matava MJ, Arciero RA, Baumgarten KM, Carey JL, DeBerardino TM, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Miller BS, Nissen CW, Taft TN, Wolf BR, Wright RW. Multirater agreement of the causes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure: a radiographic and video analysis of the MARS cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb; 43(2): 310-9.

March Featured Author

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Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc

Director of Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder and Sports Medicine
The Steadman Clinic
Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Vail, Colorado

From the March issue: Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Preoperative Factors Predictive of Treatment Failure

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Millett discuss his article in the March issue.

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Dr. Peter J. Millett is a partner at the Steadman Clinic who specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, elbow and sports-related injuries. He serves as director of shoulder surgery and is a researcher and board member at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Dr. Millett has been consistently selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and has been ranked in the top 1% of Orthopaedic Surgeons by U.S. News and World Reports.

As a shoulder and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Millett has treated elite athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, Formula One, X-Games, and the Olympics. Dr. Millett is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the German Arthroscopy Association (AGA), the Sports Council, and the The Herodicus Society. Among other journals, Dr. Millett also serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has authored over 200 papers and is noted for his work on double row rotator cuff repair, AC joint injuries, shoulder instability, and the arthroscopic treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis. During his career, he has trained over 70 fellows from the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Millett attended the University of Scranton and Dartmouth Medical School, earned a master’s of science degree while studying skeletal biology at the University of Cambridge, and did his orthopaedic residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. After a fellowship in shoulder, knee, and sports medicine with Drs. Richard Steadman and Richard Hawkins in Vail, Dr. Millett joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, working with noted shoulder expert Professor J.P. Warner. While at Harvard, he served as the co-director of the Harvard Shoulder Service, before returning to Vail to assume his current post.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Montgomery SR, Katthagen JC, Mikula JD, Marchetti DC, Tahal DS, Dornan GJ, Dahl KD, Brady AW, Turnbull TL, Millett PJ. Anatomic and Biomechanical Comparison of the Classic and Congruent-Arc Techniques of the Latarjet Procedure. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb 1. doi: 10.1177/0363546516685318.

Raynor MB, Horan MP, Greenspoon JA, Katthagen JC, Millett PJ. Outcomes After Arthroscopic Pancapsular Capsulorrhaphy With Suture Anchors for the Treatment of Multidirectional Glenohumeral Instability in Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12): 3188-3197.

Mitchell JJ, Horan MP, Greenspoon JA, Menge TJ, Tahal DS, Millett PJ. Survivorship and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Minimum 5-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12): 3206-3213.

Mitchell JJ, Warner BT, Horan MP, Raynor MB, Menge TJ, Greenspoon JA, Millett PJ. Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Preoperative Factors Predictive of Treatment Failure. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov 11.

Katthagen JC, Marchetti DC, Dahl KD, Turnbull TL, Millett PJBiomechanical Comparison of Surgical Techniques for Resection Arthroplasty of the Sternoclavicular JointAm J Sports Med. 2016 Jul; 44(7): 1832-6. doi: 10.1177/0363546516639302.

Mook WR, Petri M, Greenspoon JA, Horan MP, Dornan GJ, Millett PJ. Clinical and Anatomic Predictors of Outcomes After the Latarjet Procedure for the Treatment of Anterior Glenohumeral Instability With Combined Glenoid and Humeral Bone Defects. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jun; 44(6):1407-16. doi: 10.1177/0363546516634089.

Bhatia S, Greenspoon JA, Horan MP, Warth RJ, Millett PJ. Two-Year Outcomes After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in Recreational Athletes Older Than 70 Years. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jul; 43(7): 1737-42. doi: 10.1177/0363546515577623.

Euler SA, Smith SD, Williams BT, Dornan GJ, Millett PJ, Wijdicks CA. Biomechanical analysis of subpectoral biceps tenodesis: effect of screw malpositioning on proximal humeral strength. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jan; 43(1): 69-74. doi: 10.1177/0363546514554563.

Warth RJ, Spiegl UJ, Millett PJScapulothoracic bursitis and snapping scapula syndrome: a critical review of current evidenceAm J Sports Med. 2015 Jan; 43(1): 236-45. doi: 10.1177/0363546514526373.

Spiegl UJ, Smith SD, Todd JN, Coatney GA, Wijdicks CA, Millett PJ. Biomechanical Comparison of Arthroscopic Single- and Double-Row Repair Techniques for Acute Bony Bankart Lesions. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Aug; 42(8): 1939-46. doi: 10.1177/0363546514532782.

Spiegl UJ, Smith SD, Euler SA, Dornan GJ, Millett PJ, Wijdicks CA. Biomechanical Consequences of Coracoclavicular Reconstruction Techniques on Clavicle Strength. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Jul; 42(7): 1724-30. doi: 10.1177/0363546514524159.

Martetschläger F, Warth RJ, Millett PJInstability and degenerative arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint: a current concepts reviewAm J Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 42(4): 999-1007. doi: 10.1177/0363546513498990.

Martetschläger F, Horan MP, Warth RJ, Millett PJ. Complications after anatomic fixation and reconstruction of the coracoclavicular ligaments. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Dec; 41(12): 2896-903. doi: 10.1177/0363546513502459.

Millett PJ, Horan MP, Martetschläger F. The “bony Bankart bridge” technique for restoration of anterior shoulder stability. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Mar; 41(3): 608-14. doi: 10.1177/0363546512472880.

Giphart JE, Elser F, Dewing CB, Torry MR, Millett PJ. The long head of the biceps tendon has minimal effect on in vivo glenohumeral kinematics: a biplane fluoroscopy study. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jan;40(1):202-12. doi: 10.1177/0363546511423629.

February Featured Author

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Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA

Associate Chairman and Professor, Department of Orthopedics
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Rush OPH
Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee Surgery
Section Head, Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush
Team Physician Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

From the February issue: Hyaluronic Acid Versus Platelet-Rich Plasma: A Prospective, Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Clinical Outcomes and Effects on Intra-articular Biology for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

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

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Dr. Cole is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedics with a conjoint appointment in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. In 2015, he was appointed as an Associate-Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Rush. In 2011, he was appointed as Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center at Rush specializing in the treatment of arthritis in young active patients with a focus on regenerative medicine and biologic alternatives to surgery.  Through his basic science and clinical research, he has developed several innovative techniques for the treatment of shoulder, elbow, and knee conditions. He has published more than 1,000 articles and 10 widely read textbooks in orthopedics and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Cole has been frequently chosen as one of the “Best Doctors in America” since 2004 and as a “Top Doctor” in the Chicago metro area since 2003. In 2006, he was featured on the cover of Chicago Magazine as “Chicago’s Top Doctor” and was selected as NBA Team Physician of the Year in 2009. Orthopedics This Week has named Dr. Cole as one of the top 20 sports medicine, knee, and shoulder specialists repeatedly over the last 5 years as selected by his peers. He is the head team physician for the Chicago Bulls NBA team, co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox MLB team, and DePaul University in Chicago.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Saltzman BM, Leroux T, Meyer MA, Basques BA, Chahal J, Bach BR, Yanke AB, Cole BJ. The Therapeutic Effect of Intra-Articular Normal Saline Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Meta-Analysis of Evidence Level 1 Studies. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov.

Riboh JC, Saltzman BM, Yanke AB, Cole BJHuman amniotic membrane-derived products in sports medicine:  Basic science, early results and potential clinical applications. Am J Sports Med, 2016 Sep; 44 (9): 2425-34.

Padaki AS, Cole BJ, Ahmad CS. Concussion Incidence and Return-to-Play Time in National Basketball Association Players: Results from 2006 to 2014. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Sep; 44 (9): 2263-8.

Cole BJ, Karas V, Hussey K, Pilz K, Fortier LA. Hyaluronic Acid Versus Platelet-Rich Plasma: A Prospective, Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Clinical Outcomes and Effects on Intra-articular Biology for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Sep.

Leroux TS, Saltzman BM, Meyer M, Frank RM, Bach BR Jr, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. The Influence of Evidence-Based Surgical Indications and Techniques on Failure Rates After Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization in the Contact or Collision Athlete With Anterior Shoulder Instability. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Aug.

Getgood A, LaPrade RF, Verdonk P, Gersoff W, Cole BJ, Spalding T; IMREF Group. International Meniscus Reconstruction Experts Forum (IMREF) 2015 Consensus Statement on the Practice of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Aug.

Cvetanovich GL, Riboh JC, Tilton AK, Cole BJ. Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation Improves Knee-Specific Functional Outcomes and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescent Patients. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Aug.

MARS Multicenter Group. Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Predictors of Clinical Outcome After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul.

Makhni EC, Saltzman BM, Meyer MA, Moutzouros V, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Outcomes After Shoulder and Elbow Injury in Baseball Players: Are We Reporting What Matters? Am J Sports Med. 2016 Apr.

Cvetanovich GL, Chalmers PN, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Bach BR. Risk Factors for Short-term Complications of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the United States. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jan.

 

January Featured Author

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Captain (Select) Matthew T. Provencher, MD, MC USNR
Shoulder, Knee, and Sports Surgery, The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Edwards, Colorado

From the January issue: Surgical Release of the Pectoralis Minor Tendon for Scapular Dyskinesia and Shoulder Pain

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

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Captain (Select) Matthew T. Provencher, MD MC US, a native of Barrington, New Hampshire went to Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire and then attended the United States Naval Academy, where he was appointed the Deputy Brigade Commander (Second in command), graduated with Distinction (Highest Honors) with a Major in Electrical Engineering, and was Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Graduate. He was also inducted into Phi Kappa Phi (The National Honor Society), Tau Beta Pi (The National Engineering Honor Society), and Sigma Pi Sigma (The National Physics Honor Society). He was also a 4-year varsity oarsman and First-Team All-American at Navy, and named Most Valuable Oarsman. He completed his medical education at Dartmouth Medical School where he graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Dr. Provencher completed his orthopaedic residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and his orthopaedic shoulder knee and sports surgery fellowship at Rush University.  A prolific researcher, he has received numerous academic and research awards including the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Science Award; the ISAKOS Richard Caspari Award; and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Aircast Research Award. He was also selected for several prestigious traveling fellowships, including the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) John Fahey North American Traveling Fellowship, the American-British-Canadian (ABC) Fellowship, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Traveling Fellowship. In addition, he has received several peer-reviewed research grants totaling over $1.5 million to study topics such as shoulder instability, rotator cuff injuries, and ACL tears from funding agencies including OREF, PRORP, and The Departments of the Army and Navy.

CAPT (Sel.) Provencher served as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Naval Medical Center San Diego from 2004 to 2013, and was Director of the Sports Medicine and Surgery Program from 2007 to 2013. As the Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Navy Seal Teams 1, 3, 5 and 7, he was also instrumental in setting up the Special Forces Tactical Athlete Program – a comprehensive wellness, injury prevention and rehabilitation program for Naval Special Forces. In addition to his orthopaedic duties, CAPT(Sel.) Provencher performed extensive Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HDR) work.  In this capacity, he served as the Director for Surgical Services (DSS) for three years on the USNS Mercy (TAH-19) and was the surgical leader (DSS) during Pacific Partnership 2012 – the largest Humanitarian and Civic Action in the Asia-Pacific region focused on building stronger relationships and building disaster response capabilities with partner nations.  In this capacity, he led a 500-member medical-surgical team on a 5 country Disaster Relief training mission in the Asia Pacific region in 2010 and 2012.

In 2012, Dr. Provencher then took on the positions of Chief of Sports Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Visiting Professor of Harvard Medical School, and Medical Director and Head Team Physician for The New England Patriots football team. He was the Medical Director of the Patriots during the 2014 Super Bowl Championship season. In addition to these positions, he also acted as an assistant team physician for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. Following his time at MGH, Dr. Provencher began his orthopaedic duties at The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in March 2016. For his academic achievements in the realm of Sports Medicine and Surgery he was elected into the prestigious Herodicus Society in 2010, which identifies excellence in Orthopaedic Sports Surgery.  He was also nominated to The Board of Directors for the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) from 2011-2013.  He serves on numerous national and international committees and was the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) 2014 Program Director as well as the Co-Director of the San Diego Shoulder Institute Annual Meeting. Dr. Provencher remains active in the publishing leadership realm as the Assistant Editor in Chief of The Arthroscopy Journal. He is an active member of Arthroscopy Association of AANA, AOSSM, ISAKOS, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), and the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).

Dr. Provencher was recently named one of the Top 28 Shoulder Surgeons in the United States and also one of the Top 28 Knee Surgeons in the United States by Orthopaedics Today, and is recognized by Becker’s Orthopaedics as “One of 59 Great Orthopaedic Surgeons”. His research includes over 165 peer-reviewed publications and articles, 148 chapters, and has authored 5 textbooks. He continues his duties in the Navy as a Reservist. Dr. Provencher resides in Edwards, CO with his wife and four children.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Arciero RA, Parrino A, Bernhardson AS, Provencher MT, et al. The effect of a combined glenoid and Hill-Sachs defect on glenohumeral stability: a biomechanical cadaveric study using 3-dimensional modeling of 142 patients. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015; 43(6):1422-1429. doi:10.1177/0363546515574677.

Bernhardson AS, Bailey JR, Solomon DJ, Stanley M, Provencher MT. Glenoid bone loss in the setting of an anterior labroligamentous periosteal sleeve avulsion tear. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 42(9):2136-2140. doi:10.1177/0363546514539912.

Bhatia S, Van Thiel GS, Gupta D, Provencher MT, et al. Comparison of glenohumeral contact pressures and contact areas after glenoid reconstruction with latarjet or distal tibial osteochondral allografts. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013; 41(8):1900-1908. doi:10.1177/0363546513490646.

Frank RM, Mall NA, Gupta D, Provencher MT, et al. Inferior suture anchor placement during arthroscopic Bankart repair: influence of portal placement and curved drill guide. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 42(5):1182-1189. doi:10.1177/0363546514523722.

Frank RM, Shin J, Saccomanno MF, Provencher MT, et al. Comparison of glenohumeral contact pressures and contact areas after posterior glenoid reconstruction with an iliac crest bone graft or distal tibial osteochondral allograft. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 42(11):2574-2582. doi:10.1177/0363546514545860.

McCormick F, Nwachukwu BU, Solomon D, Provencher MT, et al. The efficacy of biceps tenodesis in the treatment of failed superior labral anterior posterior repairs. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 42(4):820-825. doi:10.1177/0363546513520122.

McNeil JW, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Bernhardson AS, Provencher MT, et al. Classification and Analysis of Attritional Glenoid Bone Loss in Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Published online first before print December 2016. doi:10.1177/0363546516677736.

Mologne TS, Cory E, Hansen BC, Provencher MT, et al. Osteochondral allograft transplant to the medial femoral condyle using a medial or lateral femoral condyle allograft: is there a difference in graft sources? The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 42(9):2205-2213. doi:10.1177/0363546514540446.

Provencher MT, McCormick F, Dewing C, McIntire S, Solomon D. A prospective analysis of 179 type 2 superior labrum anterior and posterior repairs: outcomes and factors associated with success and failure. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013; 41(4):880-886. doi:10.1177/0363546513477363.

Waltz RA, Solomon DJ, Provencher MT. A Radiographic Assessment of Failed Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Can Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predict Graft Integrity? The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 42(7):1652-1660. doi:10.1177/0363546514532335.