June Featured Author

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 James P. Bradley, M.D.
Clinical Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

From the June Issue: Operative Management of Partial-Thickness Tears of the Proximal Hamstring Muscles in Athletes

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Bradley discuss his article from the June issue.


        Dr. James P. Bradley is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.  He specializes in sports medicine and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee.
        Following his graduation from Penn State in 1975, where he was Captain of the football team, he received his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.  Upon completion of his medical education, Dr. Bradley had the opportunity to develop his specialization in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Inglewood, California, a nationally renowned clinic for the study and treatment of sports-related injuries.
        His experience at Kerlan-Jobe included the care of professional athletes playing for the Los Angeles Rams, Dodgers, Lakers, Kings, and Angels, as well as area college and high school athletes.  He co-authored several textbook chapters with Dr. Frank Jobe on sports medicine and obtained extensive surgical experience on the knee, shoulder and elbow.
        Today, Dr. Bradley is the Head Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He actively promotes sports injury prevention in his work with local high school and college athletes.
    Dr. Bradley is a Clinical Professor with UPMC Health System, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and is involved with the sports medicine fellowship program at UPMC Health System.  Each sports medicine fellow spends a three-month rotation with Dr. Bradley, in the office, the operating room, as well as assisting Dr. Bradley with care and treatment of the Steelers.
        Dr. Bradley is a Past President of the National Football League Physicians Society and the Herodicus Society.  He currently is a member of the AOSSM Board and serves as its Secretary.  He is also a member of the Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Society.  Dr. Bradley is a member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), and The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS), and the Herodicus Society.  Dr. Bradley has been named to America’s Top Doctors for the past 10 years.  American’s Top Doctors is a national guide that identifies the top specialists for care and treatment of more than 1,700 diseases and medical conditions and includes the names of top doctors throughout the United States in more than 60 medical specialties and subspecialties.

Selected Other Published Works in AJSM

An Analysis of Specific Lower Extremity Injury Rates on Grass and FieldTurf Playing Surfaces in National Football League Games: 2000-2009 Seasons Am J Sports Med October 2012 40 2200-2205; published online before print September 12, 2012, doi:10.1177/0363546512458888

Functional Results and Outcomes After Repair of Proximal Hamstring Avulsions Am J Sports Med September 2012 40 2092-2098; published online before print August 17, 2012, doi:10.1177/0363546512456012

Patellofemoral Instability in Athletes: Treatment via Modified Fulkerson Osteotomy and Lateral Release Am J Sports Med May 2010 38 992-999; published online before print March 8, 2010, doi:10.1177/0363546509357682

Arthroscopic Capsulolabral Reconstruction of the Type VIII Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior Lesion: Mean 2-Year Follow-up on 13 Shoulders Am J Sports Med September 2007 35 1477-1483; published online before print May 22, 2007, doi:10.1177/0363546507302546

Management of Morel-Lavallee Lesion of the Knee: Twenty-Seven Cases in the National Football League Am J Sports Med July 2007 35 1162-1167; published online before print March 9, 2007, doi:10.1177/0363546507299448

Rotator Cuff Contusions of the Shoulder in Professional Football Players: Epidemiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings Am J Sports Med March 2007 35 442-447; published online before print December 7, 2006, doi:10.1177/0363546506295082

Arthroscopic Capsulolabral Reconstruction for Posterior Instability of the Shoulder: A Prospective Study of 100 Shoulders Am J Sports Med July 2006 34 1061-1071; published online before print March 27, 2006, doi:10.1177/0363546505285585

Prospective Evaluation of Thermal Capsulorrhaphy for Shoulder Instability: Indications and Results, Two- to Five-Year Follow-up Am J Sports Med January 2004 32 21-33; doi:10.1177/0095399703258735

Recovery of Chondrocyte Metabolic Activity after Thermal Exposure Am J Sports Med May 2003 31 392-398

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