July Featured Author

Craig R. Bottoni, MD
Professor of Surgery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Chief, Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery Dept.
Tripler Army Medical Center

From the July issue: Arthroscopic Versus Open Anterior Shoulder Stabilization: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial With 15-Year Follow-up With an Assessment of the Glenoid Being “On-Track” and “Off-Track” as a Predictor of Failure

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

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Dr. Craig Bottoni received his medical degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has been in practice 21 years. After finishing residency at Tripler, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at West Point. He served in the US Army as Chief of Sports Medicine at Tripler for six years after which he entered private practice in  Clearwater, FL. Subsequently, he was recruited to join an Olympic hospital in Doha, Qatar, where he served as the Assistant Chief Medical Officer and Chief of Surgery. There he cared for the Qatari Olympic athletes, professional football players and other athletes of the Gulf region. In 2010, he was recruited back to Tripler to serve as the only civilian in the Orthopaedic Department, where he has served as Chief of Sports Medicine and Director of residency research for over 11 years. He specializes in orthopedic sports medicine and is experienced in sports medicine, ACL and multi-ligamentous injuries, shoulder instability and arthroplasty, as we as elbow injuries. I am honored to have been selected for the AOSSM O’Donohue Award for our study entitled, Arthroscopic Versus Open Anterior Shoulder Stabilization: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial with 15-Year Follow-up.

Selected Other Published Work

Glenoid Bone Loss in Posterior Shoulder Instability: A Preliminary Look at Prevalence and Outcomes in Arthroscopic Treatment. Hines AC, Shaha JS,Cook JB, Rowles DJ, Bottoni CR, Shaha SH,Tokish JM. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 46(1), January 2018.

Autograft versus Allograft ACL Reconstructions: A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Study with Minimum 10-Year Follow-up (Winner of the 2016 Hughston Award). Bottoni CR, Shaha JS, Raybin S, Tokish JM, Rowles DJ, Shaha SH. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 43, No. 10, pp. 2501-9, 2015.

Redefining ‘‘Critical’’ Bone Loss in Shoulder Instability: Functional Outcomes Worsen
with ‘‘Subcritical’’ Bone Loss
. Shaha JS, Cook JB, Song DJ, Rowles DJ, Bottoni CR, Shaha SH, Tokish JM. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 43, No. 7, pp. 2083-89, 2015.

Return to an Athletic Lifestyle Following Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee. Shaha JS, Cook JB, Rowles DJ, Bottoni CR, Shaha SH, Tokish JM. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 41, No. 9, pp. 2083-89, 2013.

Clavicular Bone Tunnel Malposition Leads to Early Failures in Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstructions. Cook JB, Shaha JS, Rowles DJ, Bottoni CR, Shaha SH, Tokish JM. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 142-48, 2013.

Postoperative Range of Motion Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Autograft Hamstrings. Bottoni CR, Liddell TR, Trainor TJ, Freccero DM, Lindell KK. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2008; 36(4), pp. 656-62.

Arthroscopic Versus open Shoulder Stabilization for Recurrent Anterior Instability: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial. Bottoni CR, Smith EL, Berkowitz MJ, Towle RB, and Moore JH. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2006; 34(11), pp. 1730-37.

Operative Stabilization of Posterior Shoulder Instability. Bottoni CR, Franks BR, Moore JH, DeBerardino TM, Taylor DC and Arciero RA. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2005; 33(7): p. 996-1002.

A Prospective, Randomized Evaluation of Arthroscopic Stabilization versus Nonoperative Treatment of Acute, Traumatic, First–Time Shoulder Dislocations. Bottoni CR, Wilckens JH, DeBerardino TM, D’Alleyrand JCG, Rooney RC, Harpstrite JK,. Arciero RA. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 30, Number 4, 2002.

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