August Featured Author


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João V. Novaretti, MD, PhD
Orthopaedics and Traumatology Sports Center (CETE)
Paulista School of Medicine (EPM)
Federal University of São Paulo


From the August issue: Lateral Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Bone Block and Suture-Only Techniques Partially Restores Knee Kinematics and Forces

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


João V. Novaretti, MD, PhD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in knee and sports medicine care. He completed medical school in 2012 and orthopaedic surgery residency in 2016, both at the Federal University of São Paulo. He obtained his Master degree during residency in 2016 at the same institution. He completed his sports medicine fellowship training at the Federal University of São Paulo in 2017. He was a research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh for one year (2017-2018) where he developed his PhD thesis study. He earned his PhD degree in 2019 at the Federal University of São Paulo. His clinical practice is focused on all sports knee injuries, and his current research interest includes knee ligament and cartilage injuries, meniscal repair, meniscal extrusion, and meniscal transplantation.


Selected Other Published Work

Lian J, Novaretti JV, Sheean A, Patel NK, Whaley S, Popchak A, Musahl V. Static lateral tibial plateau subluxation predicts high-grade rotatory knee laxity in anterior cruciate ligament–deficient knees. Am J Sports Med. 2019; 47(2):277-84.

Novaretti JV, Shin JJ, Albers M, Chambers MC, Cohen M, Musahl V, Fu FH. Bone bruise patterns in skeletally immature patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury: shock-absorbing function of the physis. Am J Sports Med. 2018; 46(9): 2128-32.

Novaretti JV, Astur DC, Casadio D, Nicolini AP, de Castro Pochini A, Andreoli CV, Ejnisman B, Cohen M. Higher gene expression of healing factors in anterior cruciate ligament remnant in acute anterior cruciate ligament tear. Am J Sports Med. 2018; 46(7): 1583-91.

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