September Featured Author

Freddie H. FU, MD, D.Sc. (Hon.), D.Ps. (Hon.)
Distinguished Service Professor
University of Pittsburgh
David Silver Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Head Team Physician
University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics

From the September issue: Individualized Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Matching: In Vivo Comparison of Cross-sectional Areas of Hamstring, Patellar, and Quadriceps Tendon Grafts and ACL Insertion Area

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Freddie H. FU discuss his article in the September issue.


Dr. Freddie H. Fu is the David Silver Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.   Dr. Fu specializes in Sports Medicine and holds secondary appointments as Professor of Physical Therapy, Health & Physical Activity, and Mechanical Engineering and serves as the Head Team Physician for the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department.  In 1999, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Point Park University, an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Chatham University, and in 2010 was appointed Distinguished Service Professor by the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Fu graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1974 and received his BMS in 1975 from Dartmouth Medical School. He earned his medical degree in 1977 from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his general surgery internship at Brown University. He returned to the University of Pittsburgh for an orthopaedic research fellowship and to complete his orthopaedic residency training.  During that time, Dr. Fu was an AO International Fellow at the Hannover Trauma Center in Germany and an arthroscopic surgery fellow in East Lansing, Michigan.   In 1984, Dr. Fu was selected as an AOA North American Traveling Fellow. As an ESSKA-AOSSM Sports Medicine Travelling Fellow in 1988, he visited over 30 sports medicine centers in Europe.

Dr. Fu’s major research interest lies in anatomic ACL reconstruction, clinical outcomes, and bioengineering of sports-related problems. Dr. Fu has been honored with over 250 professional awards and honors, has made over 1200 national and international presentations, is an author of over 600 peer-reviewed articles, has co-authored 173 books chapters, and edited 30 major orthopaedic textbooks.

Dr. Fu serves as Founding Editor of Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine and Editor of Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. In addition, he sits on the Editorial Boards for Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, European Journal of Trauma (Section Editor on Sports Injuries), Isokinetics and Exercise Science, Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association), Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research (Chinese Speaking Orthopaedic Society), Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, Sports Exercise and Injury, Orthopedics Today, and OrthoEvidence.  He also serves as a reviewer for American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Bone & Joint Diseases: Index & Reviews, Indian Journal of Sports Traumatology and Allied Sciences, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Journal of Orthopaedic Techniques.

Dr. Fu oversees one of the top and most ethnically and gender-diversified orthopaedic residency training programs in the country. For this, he received the 2011 AAOS Diversity Award.  He has been honored with over 300 professional awards including the 2014 AAOS Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award. In July 2016, he was inducted to the AOSSM Hall of Fame.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Yagi, M., Wong, E.K., Kanamori, A., Debski, R.E., Fu, F.H., Woo, S.L.-Y. Biomechanical analysis of an anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (2002) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 30 (5), pp. 660-666.

Rozzi, S.L., Lephart, S.M., Gear, W.S., Fu, F.H. Knee joint laxity and neuromuscular characteristics of male and female soccer and basketball players (1999) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 27 (3), pp. 312-319.

Zantop, T., Herbort, M., Raschke, M.J., Fu, F.H., Petersen, W. The role of the anteromedial and posterolateral bundles of the anterior cruciate ligament in anterior tibial translation and internal rotation (2007) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 35 (2), pp. 223-227

Harner, C.D., Irrgang, J.J., Paul, J., Dearwater, S., Fu, F.H. Loss of motion after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (1992) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20 (5), pp. 499-506.

Fu, F.H., Bennett, C.H., Ma, B.C., Menetrey, J., Lattermann, C. Current trends in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Part II. Operative procedures and clinical correlations (2000) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 28 (1), pp. 124-130.

Fu, F.H., Bennett, C.H., Lattermann, C., Ma, C.B. Current trends in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Part 1: Biology and biomechanics of reconstruction (1999) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 27 (6), pp. 821-830.

Zantop, T., Wellmann, M., Fu, F.H., Petersen, W. Tunnel positioning of anteromedial and posterolateral bundles in anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Anatomic and radiographic findings (2008) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 36 (1), pp. 65-72.

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 (2005) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 33 (5), pp. 712-718.

Zantop, T., Diermann, N., Schumacher, T., Schanz, S., Fu, F.H., Petersen, W. Anatomical and nonanatomical double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Importance of femoral tunnel location on knee kinematics (2008) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 36 (4), pp. 678-685.

Hussein, M., Van Eck, C.F., Cretnik, A., Dinevski, D., Fu, F.H. Prospective randomized clinical evaluation of conventional single-bundle, anatomic single-bundle, and anatomic double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: 281 cases with 3- to 5-year follow-up (2012) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 40 (3), pp. 512-520.


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