January Featured Author

mark hutchinson

Mark R. Hutchinson, MD
University of of Illinois at Chicago

From the January Issue: Effect of Lower Extremity Fasciotomy Length on Intracompartmental Pressure in an Animal Model of Compartment Syndrome: The Importance of Achieving a Minimum of 90% Fascial Release

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


Mark R. Hutchinson M.D. is Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is dual certified in both orthopaedics and sports medicine. Dr. Hutchinson has been in practice for 22 years at the University where he has served as Head Team Physician for all sports and Director of Sports Medicine Services.

In addition to his service to the sports teams of the University of Illinois, Dr. Hutchinson has served Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Torino, the World University Games in Serbia and Thailand, and the USA Gymnastics Team at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. In addition Dr. Hutchinson has served team physician roles with USA Basketball, USA Soccer, USA Gymnastics, USA Field Hockey, the WNBA Chicago Sky, the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, and numerous other local and regional schools and events.

Dr. Hutchinson has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics ranging from injury prevention to surgical techniques about the knee, elbow, shoulder, and leg. He has authored over a hundred publications including book chapters, invited articles, and those published in peer-reviewed journals. One of his special research targets has been chronic exertional compartment syndrome and leg pain in athletes
Dr. Hutchinson has served or serves on the editorial board of numerous journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, and the Physician and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Hutchinson is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Sports Medicine and is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is immediate past president of the Orthopaedic Learning Center and was co-founder of AANA’s Fundamentals in Arthroscopy Courses for which he continues to serve as Master Instructor. Dr. Hutchinson is a dedicated educator and has received a number of teaching awards. He has worked for over 20 years with medical students in the University of Illinois College of Medicine as well as supervised or participated in the education over 150 orthopaedic residents, 35 primary care sports medicine fellows, and 20 orthopaedic sports medicine fellows.

Selected Other Published Works in AJSM

A Systematic Review of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Techniques Am J Sports Med October 2014 42 25102516; published online before print November 12, 2013, doi:10.1177/0363546513509051

On the Shoulders of Giants Am J Sports Med July 2011 39 5S6S; doi:10.1177/0363546511414665

Anatomic Structures at Risk During Minimal-Incision Endoscopically Assisted Fascial Compartment Releases in the Leg Am J Sports Med September 2003 31 764769

Reproducibility of Anatomic Tibial Landmarks for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions Am J Sports Med November 2001 29 777780

Failure of a Biodegradable Meniscal Arrow: A Case Report Am J Sports Med January 1999 27 101103

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