K. Donald Shelbourne, M.D.
Shelbourne Knee Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Podcast: Listen to Dr. Shelbourne discuss his article from the July issue.
K. Donald Shelbourne, completed medical school and his orthopaedic residency at Indiana University Medical School from 1972 through 1981 and he did a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in 1982.
Dr. Shelbourne served as the team physician for the Indianapolis Colts from 1984 through 1998, and has been an orthopaedic consultant to Purdue University, Wabash College, and area high schools since 1982.
When Don began his practice, he knew he wanted to concentrate on the treatment, rehabilitation, and research of knee injuries. Since the beginning of his practice, Don established a research department and prospective database for continually recording and evaluating his outcomes after surgery. He has published over 200 journal articles and chapters in books, and has presented his findings at national and international meetings.
Dr. Shelbourne won the AOSSM Hughston Award in 2000 for his study of the natural history of PCL injuries and again in 2010 for his study of the effect of range of motion loss on long-term results after ACL reconstruction.
Selected Other Published Works in AJSM
Tear Patterns, Surgical Repair, and Clinical Outcomes of Patellar Tendon Ruptures After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With a Bone–Patellar Tendon–Bone Autograft Am J Sports Med August 2012 40 1834-1841; published online before print June 15, 2012, doi:10.1177/0363546512449815
Infections and Patellar Tendon Ruptures After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Comparison of Ipsilateral and Contralateral Patellar Tendon Autografts Am J Sports Med March 2011 39 519-525; published online before print January 6, 2011, doi:10.1177/0363546510388163
Minimum 10-Year Results After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: How the Loss of Normal Knee Motion Compounds Other Factors Related to the Development of Osteoarthritis After Surgery Am J Sports Med March 2009 37 471-480; published online before print December 4, 2008, doi:10.1177/0363546508326709
Knee Dislocation With Lateral Side Injury: Results of an En Masse Surgical Repair Technique of the Lateral Side Am J Sports Med July 2007 35 1105-1116; published online before print March 22, 2007, doi:10.1177/0363546507299444
Intercondylar Notch Width Measurement Differences Between African American and White Men and Women With Intact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knees Am J Sports Med August 2007 35 1304-1307; published online before print March 22, 2007, doi:10.1177/0363546507300060
Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using the Contralateral Autogenous Patellar Tendon Am J Sports Med September 2000 28 651-658
Preventing Anterior Knee Pain After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Am J Sports Med January 1997 25 41-47; doi:10.1177/036354659702500108
Classification and Management of Arthrofibrosis of the Knee after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Am J Sports Med December 1996 24 857-862; doi:10.1177/036354659602400625
Ligament Stability Two to Six Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Autogenous Patellar Tendon Graft and Participation in Accelerated Rehabilitation Program Am J Sports Med September 1995 23 575-579; doi:10.1177/036354659502300510