October Featured Author

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Rick W. Wright, MD
Washington University Medical School, MO

From the October Issue: Effect of Graft Choice on the Outcome of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort

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


Dr. Wright is the Dr. Asa C. and Mrs. Dorothy W. Jones Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Residency Director and Co-Chief of Sports Medicine for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri.  He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri – Columbia and graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine.  He did his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital, and was a fellow in sports medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center, Minnesota.

Dr. Wright has been an active member of many medical organizations and served on a variety of committees for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Orthopaedic Association.  Dr. Wright also serves as a Director for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Member at Large Board Member for AOSSM.

Dr. Wright is the recipient of numerous research awards and honors including the Regen Award for Outstanding Chief Resident Paper, the Cabaud Memorial Award, Neer Research Award, Kappa Delta Ann Donner Vaughn Award, O’Donoghue Clinical Research Award, Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award, Palma Chironis Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Lee T. Ford MD Award for Academic Achievement.

Selected Other Published Works in AJSM

Meniscal Repair With Concurrent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Operative Success and Patient Outcomes at 6-Year Follow-up Am J Sports Med September 2014 42 21842192; published online before print July 14, 2014, doi:10.1177/0363546514536022

Are Articular Cartilage Lesions and Meniscus Tears Predictive of IKDC, KOOS, and Marx Activity Level Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?: A 6-Year Multicenter Cohort Study Am J Sports Med May 2014 42 10581067; published online before print March 19, 2014, doi:10.1177/0363546514525910

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 September 2011 39 18891893; published online before print June 6, 2011, doi:10.1177/0363546511406871

Proximal Rectus Femoris Avulsions in National Football League KickersA Report of 2 Cases Am J Sports Med July 2005 33 10851087; published online before print May 11, 2005, doi:10.1177/0363546504273045

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