October Featured Author


Theodore J. Ganley, MD
Director of Sports Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

From the October issue: Four Risk Factors for Arthrofibrosis in Tibial Spine Fractures: A National 10-Site Multicenter Study

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

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Theodore J. Ganley, MD, is the Sports Medicine Director at CHOP supporting the clinical, research and outreach initiatives which continue to grow.  He is one of a small group of surgeons in the country with a primary focus on sports and trauma in the young athlete.  He has published over 230 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and numerous reviews and textbook chapters, and was editor of a Clinics in Sports Medicine book on ACL injury in the young athlete.  He lectures nationally and internationally on ACL reconstruction, OCD lesions, sports and trauma in the young athlete. 

Dr. Ganley is American Journal of Sports Medicine Section Editor for Pediatric Sports Medicine.  He is also President of the Research in OCD of the Knee (ROCK) group and Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Orthopedics.  He is also past President of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) Society and a founding member of the Pediatric ACL group (PLUTO) study group.

Selected Other Published Work

Variation in the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Origin in the Skeletally Immature Knee: An Anatomic Study Shea KG, Martinson WD, Cannamela PC, Richmond CG, Fabricant PD, Anderson AF, Polousky JD, Ganley TJ. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Feb;46(2):363-369. doi: 10.1177/0363546517738002. Epub 2017 Oct 30. PMID: 29083227

The Reliability of Assessing Radiographic Healing of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Wall EJ, Milewski MD, Carey JL, Shea KG, Ganley TJ, Polousky JD, Grimm NL, Eismann EA, Jacobs JC Jr, Murnaghan L, Nissen CW, Myer GD; Research in Osteochondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Group, Weiss J, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Lyon RM, Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD, Zbojniewicz A. Am J Sports Med. 2017 May;45(6):1370-1375. doi: 10.1177/0363546517698933. Epub 2017 Apr 11. PMID: 28398084 Clinical Trial.

Novel Arthroscopic Classification of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: A Multicenter Reliability Study. Carey JL, Wall EJ, Grimm NL, Ganley TJ, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Polousky J, Murnaghan ML, Nissen CW, Weiss J, Lyon RM, Chambers HG; Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Group. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul;44(7):1694-8. doi: 10.1177/0363546516637175. Epub 2016 Apr 6. PMID: 27159302 Clinical Trial.

An In-Depth Analysis of Graft Rupture and Contralateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture Rates After Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. DeFrancesco CJ, Striano BM, Bram JT, Baldwin KD, Ganley TJ. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Aug;48(10):2395-2400. doi: 0.1177/0363546520935437. Epub 2020 Jul 15. PMID: 32667824.

Four Risk Factors for Arthrofibrosis in Tibial Spine Fractures: A National 10-Site Multicenter Study. Bram JT, Aoyama JT, Mistovich RJ, Ellis HB Jr, Schmale GA, Yen YM, McKay SD, Fabricant PD, Green DW, Lee RJ, Cruz AI Jr, Kushare IV, Shea KG, Ganley TJ. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Sep 8:363546520951192. doi: 10.1177/0363546520951192. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32898426.

Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Advocating for the Next Generation. Ganley TJ. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jul;48(8):1809-1811. doi: 10.1177/0363546520935087. PMID: 32603234. No abstract available.

Subsequent Surgery After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Rates and Risk Factors From a Multicenter Cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jul;45(9):2068-2076. doi: 10.1177/0363546517707207. Epub 2017 May 30. PMID: 28557557 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

Risk Factors and Predictors of Significant Chondral Surface Change From Primary to Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A MOON and MARS Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;46(3):557-564. doi: 10.1177/0363546517741484. Epub 2017 Dec 15. PMID: 29244532 Free PMC article.

Meniscal Repair in the Setting of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Results From the MARS Cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Aug 21:363546520948850. doi: 10.1177/0363546520948850. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32822238.

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