October Featured Author

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James R. Slauterbeck, MD
University of Vermont
Larner College of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Professor of Orthopedics

From the October issue: Implementation of the FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention Program by High School Athletic Teams Did Not Reduce Lower Extremity Injuries: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Slauterbeck discuss his article in the October issue.


Dr. Slauterbeck is a Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, in the University of Vermont’s’ Larner College of Medicine. His research has focused on the biomechanics and biology associated with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of knee trauma. He has studied how knee injury relates to the onset and progression of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (R01 AR051477), collaborated on prognostic studies designed to identify the risk factors associated with ACL injury (R01 AR050421), and contralateral injury R01 AR050421-01A2, investigated if  FIFA 11+ could reduce lower extremity injuries in high school sports (OREF 15062) is currently working on a study that is designed to develop strategies to prevent loss of thigh muscle strength following ACL trauma and reconstruction (R21 AR069199). Clinically he coordinates the athletic medicine outreach to the local high schools and serves as the head team orthopedic surgeon at UVM.

Selected Other Published Work

Levins JG, Argentieri EC, Sturnick DR, Gardner-Morse M, Vacek PM, Tourville TW, Johnson RJ, Slauterbeck JR, Beynnon BD. Geometric characteristics of the knee are associated with a noncontact ACL injury to the contralateral knee after unilateral ACL injury in young female athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(14):3223-3232. PMID: 29028449

Levins JG, Sturnick DR, Argentieri EC, Gardner-Morse M, Vacek PM, DeSarno MJ, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Beynnon BD. Geometric risk factors associated with noncontact anterior cruciate ligament graft ruptureGeometric risk factors associated with noncontact anterior cruciate ligament graft rupture. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(10):2537-2545. PMID: 27514738

Vacek PM, Slauterbeck JR, Tourville TW, Sturnick DR, Holterman LA, Smith HC, Shultz SJ, Johnson RJ, Tourville KJ, Beynnon BD. Multivariate analysis of the risk factors for first-time noncontact ACL injury in high school and college athletes: a prospective cohort study with a nested, matched case-control analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(6):1492-501. PMID: 27217522.

Wasilko SM, Tourville TW, DeSarno MJ, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Struglics A, Beynnon BD. The relationship between synovial fluid biomarkers of articular cartilage metabolism and the patient’s perspective of outcome depends on the severity of articular cartilage damage following ACL trauma. J Orthop Res. 2016;34(5):820-7. PMID 26497486.

Sturnick DR, Vacek PM, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse MG, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Beynnon BD. Combined anatomic factors predicting risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury for males and females. Am J Sports med. 2015;43(4):839-47. PMID: 25583759.

Sturnick DR, Van Gorder R, Vacek PM, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse MG, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Beynnon BD. Tibial articular cartilage and meniscus geometries combine to influence female risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury. J Orthop Res. 2014;32(11):1487-94. PMID: 25099246.

Beynnon BD, Vacek PM, Newell MK, Tourville TW, Smith HC, Shultz SJ, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ. The effects of level of competition, sport and sex on the incidence of first-time noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(8):1806-1812. PMID: 25016012.

Beynnon BD, Hall JS, Sturnick DR, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse M, Tourville TW, Smith HC, Slauterbeck JR, Shultz SJ, Johnson RJ, Vacek PM. Increased slope of the lateral tibial plateau subchondral bone is associated with greater risk of noncontact ACL injury in females but not in males: a prospective cohort study with a nested, matched case-control analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2014; 42(5):1039-48. PMID: 24590006.

Tourville TW, Johnson RJ, Slauterbeck JR, Naud S, Beynnon BD. Assessment of Early Tibiofemoral Joint Space Width Changes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction: A Matched Case-Control Study. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(4):769-78. PMID 23460333

Hashemi J, Chandrashekar N, Mansouri H, Gill B, Slauterbeck JR, Schutt RC, Dabezies E, Beynnon BD. Shallow medial tibial plateau and steep medial and lateral tibial slopes: new risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Am J Sports Med. 2009; 38(1):54-62. PMID:19846692.

Slauterbeck JR, Kousa P, Clifton BC, Naud S, Tourville TW, Johnson RJ, Beynnon BD. Geographic mapping of meniscus and cartilage lesions associated with anterior cruciate ligament injuries. J Bone Joint Surg. 2009;91A(9):2094-2103. PMID:19723985.

Krosshaug T, Slauterbeck JR, Nakamae A, et al. Mechanisms of injury in basketball – video analysis of 39 cases. Am J Sports Med. 2007; 35(3):359-367. PMID: 17092928.


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