September Featured Author

2015 MUSAHL_VOLKER_MD_ORS
Volker Musahl, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering
Pittsburgh, PA

From the September issue: Validation of Quantitative Measures of Rotatory Knee Laxity

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Musahl discuss his article in the September issue.

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After earning his medical degree at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Germany, Dr. Musahl moved to the United States, where he completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine and Shoulder in New York City. In addition to his work as a University of Pittsburgh Associate Professor and a leading Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Musahl is also co-head team physician for the University of Pittsburgh football team, and team physician for Carlow University and Mt. Lebanon High School.

His research interests include knee and shoulder biomechanics. Dr. Musahl specializes in Sports Medicine; he provides comprehensive care of injuries to the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip and ankle. Currently, Dr. Musahl is Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, Program Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship, and Medical Director at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Rahnemai-Azar, A.A.,  Miller, R.M.,  Guenther, D.,  Fu, F.H.,  Lesniak, B.P.,  Musahl, V.,  Debski, R.E. Structural Properties of the Anterolateral Capsule and Iliotibial Band of the Knee  (Article) American Journal of Sports Medicine Volume 44, Issue 4, 2015, Pages 892-897

Kopf, S.,  Musahl, V.,  Bignozzi, S.,  Irrgang, J.J.,  Zaffagnini, S.,  Fu, F.H. In vivo kinematic evaluation of anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction  (Article) American Journal of Sports Medicine. Volume 42, Issue 9, 1 September 2014, Pages 2172-2177.

Musahl, V.,  Bedi, A.,  Citak, M.,  O’Loughlin, P.,  Choi, D.,  Pearle, A.D. Effect of single-bundle and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions on pivot-shift kinematics in anterior cruciate ligament- and meniscus-deficient knees  (Article). American Journal of Sports Medicine Volume 39, Issue 2, February 2011, Pages 289-295

Bedi, A.,  Maak, T.,  Musahl, V.Citak, M.,  O’Loughlin, P.F.,  Choi, D.,  Pearle, A.D. Effect of tibial tunnel position on stability of the knee after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Is the tibial tunnel position most important?  (Article) American Journal of Sports Medicine Volume 39, Issue 2, February 2011, Pages 366-373.

Musahl, V.Fu, F.H Letter to the editor  (Letter) American Journal of Sports Medicine . Volume 38, Issue 9, September 2010, Pages NP1.

Musahl, V.,  Fu, F.H. Influence of the anteromedial and posterolateral bundles of the anterior cruciate ligament on external and internal tibiofemoral rotation.  (Note) The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Volume 38, Issue 9, September 2010, Pages NP1; author reply NP1-2.

Bedi, A.,  Musahl, V.,  O’Loughlin, P.,  Maak, T.,  Citak, M.,  Dixon, P.,  Pearle, A.D. A comparison of the effect of central anatomical single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on pivot-shift kinematics  (Article) American Journal of Sports Medicine Volume 38, Issue 9, September 2010, Pages 1788-1794.

Musahl, V.Citak, M.,  O’Loughlin, P.F.,  Choi, D.,  Bedi, A.,  Pearle, A.D. The effect of medial versus lateral meniscectomy on the stability of the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee  (Article) American Journal of Sports Medicine . Volume 38, Issue 8, August 2010, Pages 1591-1597

Musahl, V.,  Jordan, S.S.,  Colvin, A.C.,  Tranovich, M.J.,  Irrgang, J.J.,  Harner, C.D. Practice patterns for combined anterior cruciate ligament and meniscal surgery in the United States  (Article) American Journal of Sports Medicine. Volume 38, Issue 5, May 2010, Pages 918-923

Musahl, V.,  Plakseychuk, A.,  VanScyoc, A.,  Sasaki, T.,  Debski, R.E.,  McMahon, P.J.,  Fu, F.H. Varying femoral tunnels between the anatomical footprint and isometric positions: Effect on kinematics of the anterior cruciate ligaments-reconstructed knee  (Article) American Journal of Sports Medicine. Volume 33, Issue 5, May 2005, Pages 712-718

Zantop, T.,  Eggers, A.K.,  Musahl, V.,  Weimann, A.,  Petersen, W. Cyclic testing of flexible all-inside meniscus suture anchors: Biomechanical analysis  (Article) American Journal of Sports Medicine Volume 33, Issue 3, March 2005, Pages 388-394

Nickel, C.,  Zernial, O.,  Musahl, V.,  Hansen, U.,  Zantop, T.,  Petersen, W. A prospective study of kitesurfing injuries  (Article) American Journal of Sports Medicine Volume 32, Issue 4, June 2004, Pages 921-927

Burkart, A.,  Debski, R.E.,  Musahl, V.,  McMahon, P.J. Glenohumeral translations are only partially restored after repair of a simulated type II superior labral lesion  (Article) American Journal of Sports Medicine. Volume 31, Issue 1, January 2003, Pages 56-63

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