July Featured Author

Ed Wojtys


Edward M. Wojtys, MD
University of Michigan
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

From the July issue: An Anterior Cruciate Ligament Failure Mechanism

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Wojtys discuss his article in the July issue.


Dr. Edward Wojtys is a former University of Michigan (UM) Football player who completed his medical training and Orthopaedic Residency at UM and Fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine under the direction of Dr. Frank Noyes in Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine. He joined UM Faculty in 1985, and is currently the William S. Smith Collegiate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. His research team’s work has been recognized by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) with 8 National Awards. Their work received the 2016 Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) – the highest Research Award given by these Societies. The team’s research has been funded by the NIH and NIAMS (2007, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018), NFL, Coulter Foundation, Orthopaedic Research and Educational Foundation (OREF), and the Center for Organogenesis. In 2018, Dr. Wojtys was inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame, one of the Society’s highest honors, signifying his many contributions to the specialty of sports medicine. He currently is the Editor-in-Chief of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach and the Co-Chair of the National Football League (NFL) Musculoskeletal Research Committee.

Selected Other Published Work

Risk of anterior cruciate ligament fatigue failure is increased by limited internal femoral
rotation during in vitro repeated pivot landings. Beaulieu ML, Wojtys EM, Ashton-Miller JA. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sep;43(9):2233-41. doi: 10.1177/0363546515589164. Epub 2015 Jun 29. PMID: 26122384

Does limited internal femoral rotation increase peak anterior cruciate ligament strain during a simulated pivot landing? Beaulieu ML, Oh YK, Bedi A, Ashton-Miller JA, Wojtys EM. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Dec;42(12):2955-63. doi: 10.1177/0363546514549446. Epub 2014 Sep 22. PMID: 25245132

Anterior cruciate ligament fatigue failures in knees subjected to repeated simulated pivot landings. Lipps DB, Wojtys EM, Ashton-Miller JA. Am J Sports Med. 2013 May;41(5):1058-66. doi: 10.1177/0363546513477836. Epub 2013 Mar 4. PMID: 23460331

Evaluation of different methods for measuring lateral tibial slope using magnetic resonance imaging. Lipps DB, Wilson AM, Ashton-Miller JA, Wojtys EM. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Dec;40(12):2731-6. doi: 10.1177/0363546512461749. Epub 2012 Oct 17. PMID: 23075804

An analysis of specific lower extremity injury rates on grass and FieldTurf playing surfaces in National Football League Games: 2000-2009 seasons. Hershman EB, Anderson R, Bergfeld JA, Bradley JP, Coughlin MJ, Johnson RJ, Spindler KP, Wojtys E, Powell JW; National Football League Injury and Safety Panel. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Oct;40(10):2200-5. Epub 2012 Sep 12. PMID: 22972855

What strains the anterior cruciate ligament during a pivot landing? Oh YK, Lipps DB, Ashton-Miller JA, Wojtys EM. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Mar;40(3):574-83. doi: 10.1177/0363546511432544. Epub 2012 Jan 5. PMID: 22223717

Morphologic characteristics help explain the gender difference in peak anterior cruciate ligament strain during a simulated pivot landing. Lipps DB, Oh YK, Ashton-Miller JA, Wojtys EM. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jan;40(1):32-40. doi: 10.1177/0363546511422325. Epub 2011 Sep 14. PMID: 21917612

Multiligamentous injuries of the knee and associated vascular injuries. McDonough EB Jr, Wojtys EM. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jan;37(1):156-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546508324313. Epub 2008 Oct 8. PMID: 18843037

Quadriceps inhibition induced by an experimental knee joint effusion affects knee joint mechanics during a single-legged drop landing. Palmieri-Smith RM, Kreinbrink J, Ashton-Miller JA, Wojtys EM. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Aug;35(8):1269-75. Epub 2007 Jan 23. PMID: 17244901

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