August Featured Author

Dr. Les Bisson

Leslie J. Bisson, MD

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The State University of New York
Buffalo, New York, USA

From the August Issue: A Prospective Study of the Association Between Bone Contusion and Intra-articular Injuries Associated With Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Bisson discuss his article from the August issue.


Leslie J. Bisson, M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon in Buffalo, New York. He is a partner in the UB|MD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine group private practice, and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Bisson specializes in sports medicine, with a concentration in knee and shoulder arthroscopy. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and then completed his orthopaedic residency at the  Hospital for Special Surgery at the Cornell University Medical Center. He then went on to a sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Bisson is currently the Medical Director and Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, Team Physician and Orthopaedic Consultant for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League, and Team Orthopedist for Buffalo State College Athletics. He is a member of the NFL Team Physicians Society, NHL Team Physicians Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Medical Association, Erie County Medical Society and the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Selected Other Published Works in AJSM

The Arthroscopic Surgical Skill Evaluation Tool (ASSET) Am J Sports Med June 2013 41 1229-1237; published online before print April 2, 2013, doi:10.1177/0363546513483535

Operative Versus Nonoperative Management of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Quantitative Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Am J Sports Med September 2012 40 2154-2160; published online before print July 16, 2012, doi:10.1177/0363546512453293

Minimum 10-Year Follow-up of Arthroscopic Intra-articular Bankart Repair Using Bioabsorbable Tacks Am J Sports Med January 2012 40 100-107; published online before print November 7, 2011, doi:10.1177/0363546511425891

Clinical Sports Medicine Update: Which Method of Rotator Cuff Repair Leads to the Highest Rate of Structural Healing?: A Systematic Review Am J Sports Med April 2010 38 835-841; doi:10.1177/0363546509359679

Common Carotid Artery Laceration in a Professional Hockey Player: A Case Report Am J Sports Med November 2009 37 2249-2251; published online before print June 25, 2009, doi:10.1177/0363546509335190

A Biomechanical Comparison of Transosseous–Suture Anchor and Suture Bridge Rotator Cuff Repairs in Cadavers Am J Sports Med October 2009 37 1991-1995; published online before print June 25, 2009, doi:10.1177/0363546509336260

Clinical Sports Medicine Update: Repair of the Ruptured Distal Biceps Tendon: A Systematic Review Am J Sports Med August 2008 36 1618-1624; doi:10.1177/0363546508321482

Influence of Suture Material on the Biomechanical Behavior of Suture-Tendon Specimens: A Controlled Study in Bovine Rotator Cuff Am J Sports Med May 2008 36 907-912; published online before print March 21, 2008, doi:10.1177/0363546508314793

Is It Safe to Perform Aggressive Rehabilitation After Distal Biceps Tendon Repair Using the Modified 2-Incision Approach?: A Biomechanical Study Am J Sports Med December 2007 35 2045-2050; published online before print August 16, 2007, doi:10.1177/0363546507305679

Thermal Capsulorrhaphy for Isolated Posterior Instability of the Glenohumeral Joint Without Labral Detachment Am J Sports Med December 2005 33 1898-1904; published online before print September 12, 2005, doi:10.1177/0363546505278258

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