March Featured Authors

Michael R. Mancini, BS
Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine
Quinnipiac University

From the March issue: Comparison of the Coracoid, Distal Clavicle, and Scapular Spine for Autograft Augmentation of Glenoid Bone Loss: A Radiologic and Cadaveric Assessment

Podcast: Listen to Mr. Mancini and Dr. Arciero discuss their article in the March issue.


Michael R. Mancini, BS is a fourth-year medical student at the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He grew up in Connecticut and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College. While at Trinity, he was elected captain of his football team and a was finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, considered the “Academic Heisman” trophy of NCAA football. Between his third and fourth years of medical school, he completed a research fellowship at the Musculoskeletal Institute at the University of Connecticut with Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MD, and Robert A. Arciero, MD. His research experiences include biomechanical and clinical outcome evaluations of glenohumeral instability, rotator cuff repairs, acromioclavicular joint injuries, and other sport-related pathologies. He is currently applying for an orthopaedic surgery residency position.

Selected Other Published Work

LeVasseur MR, Cusano A, Mancini MR, Uyeki CL, Pina MJ, Obopilwe E, Caputo AE, Mazzocca AD. Augmentation of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures With the Lacertus Fibrosus: A Biomechanical Study in a Tendon-Deficient Model. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Jan 5:3635465211065450. doi: 10.1177/03635465211065450. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34986047.

Berthold DP, LeVasseur MR, Muench LN, Mancini MR, Uyeki CL, Lee J, Beitzel K, Imhoff AB, Arciero RA, Scheiderer B, Siebenlist S, Mazzocca AD. Minimum 10-Year Clinical Outcomes After Arthroscopic 270° Labral Repair in Traumatic Shoulder Instability Involving Anterior, Inferior, and Posterior Labral Injury. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Dec;49(14):3937-3944. doi: 10.1177/03635465211053632. Epub 2021 Nov 1. PMID: 34723684; PMCID: PMC8649457.

Berthold DP, Garvin P, Mancini MR, Uyeki CL, LeVasseur MR, Mazzocca AD, Voss A. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with biologically enhanced patch augmentation. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2021 Dec 10. English. doi: 10.1007/s00064-021-00754-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34890027.

LeVasseur MR, Mancini MR, Kakazu R, Cusano A, Spencer MD, Pina MJ, Cote MP, Mazzocca AD. 3-Dimensional Footprint Mapping of the Deltoid and Trapezius: Anatomic Pearls for Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2021 Jul 24:S0749-8063(21)00671-X. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2021.07.016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34311007.

LeVasseur MR, Mancini MR, Berthold DP, Cusano A, McCann GP, Cote MP, Gomlinski G, Mazzocca AD. Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries: Effective Rehabilitation. Open Access J Sports Med. 2021 May 28;12:73-85. doi: 10.2147/OAJSM.S244283. PMID: 34093044; PMCID: PMC8169819.

Mancini MR, LeVasseur MR, Hawthorne BC, Marrero DE, Mazzocca AD. Venous thromboembolism complications in shoulder surgery: current concepts. J ISAKOS. 2021 Sep;6(5):283-289. doi: 10.1136/jisakos-2020-000538. Epub 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 34535553.

LeVasseur MR, Mancini MR, Hawthorne BC, Romeo AA, Calvo E, Mazzocca AD. SLAP tears and return to sport and work: current concepts. J ISAKOS. 2021 Jul;6(4):204-211. doi: 10.1136/jisakos-2020-000537. Epub 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 34272296.

LeVasseur MR, Hawthorne BC, Mancini MR, McCarthy MBR, Wellington IJ, Cote MP, Solovyova O, Williams VJ, Mazzocca AD. Trochanteric Bursa Is a Source of Connective Tissue Progenitor Cells. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2021 Sep 8;3(6):e1661-e1670. doi: 10.1016/j.asmr.2021.07.022. PMID: 34977618; PMCID: PMC8689227.

DiCosmo MB, Rumpf N, Mancini MR, Obopilwe E, Arciero RA, Mazzocca AD. Clavicular-Sided Tears Were the Most Frequent Mode of Failure During Biomechanical Analysis of Acromioclavicular Ligament Complex Failure During Adduction of the Scapula. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2021 Aug 28;3(6):e1723-e1728. doi: 10.1016/j.asmr.2021.07.031. PMID: 34977626; PMCID: PMC8689223.

Ramji AF, Trudeau MT, Mancini MR, LeVasseur MR, Lindsay AD, Mazzocca AD. A Case-Control Study of Hip Fracture Surgery Timing and Mortality at an Academic Hospital: Day Surgery May Be Safer than Night Surgery. J Clin Med. 2021 Aug 12;10(16):3538. doi: 10.3390/jcm10163538. PMID: 34441833; PMCID: PMC8397159.

Robert A. Arciero, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Sports Medicine Division, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Health Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Team Physician, University of Connecticut Huskies
UConn Health


Dr. Robert Arciero is a professor and chief of the Sports Medicine Division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UConn Health. He is also the director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program at UConn Health. He is the lead Team Orthopaedic Physician for the University of Connecticut athletic department. As team physician for the UConn athletic programs, he provides sports care for the men’s and women’s basketball, men and  womens soccer, football, and hockey teams. He is also an orthopaedic team physician for USA Hockey and was the lead physician for the 2004 and 2008 World Championship team. Dr. Arciero is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles on ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries of the knee and shoulder. He has contributed over 40 chapters and recently was Co-editor of a recent book, Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Athletes.

In 2014-2015, Dr. Arciero was recognized for his service and leadership and was President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the premier orthopaedic sports society in the world. He has been Program Chairman for this society and has organized 10 meetings instructing his peers.

Administratively, Dr. Arciero is the Fellowship Director for the UCONN Orthopaedic Sports medicine program which routinely receives annual program reviews as “outstanding”. He is also a member of the Orthopaedic Residency Clinical Competency Committee and has serves on the Senior Appointments and Promotion Committee.

Most recently at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual meeting, in July 2021, Dr. Arciero was inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame and awarded the Robert Leach Leadership in Sports Medicine Award.

Selected Other Published Work

Arciero RA, Wheeler JH, Ryan JB, McBride JT: Arthroscopic Bankart Repair vs. Non-operative Treatment of Acute, Initial Anterior Shoulder Dislocations. Am J Sports Med 22(5):589-594, 1994.

Tenuta JJ, Arciero RA: Arthroscopic Evaluation of Meniscal Repairs: Factors that Effect HealingAm J Sports Med, 22(6):797-802, 1994.

Taylor DC and Arciero RAPathologic Anatomy Associated with Dislocations of the Shoulder: Arthroscopic & Physical Examination Findings in First-Time, Traumatic Anterior DislocationsAm J Sports Med 25(3):306-311, 1997.

DeBerardino TM, Arciero RA, Taylor DC, Uhorchak JM: Prospective Evaluation of Arthroscopic Stabilization of Acute, Initial Anterior Shoulder Dislocations in Young Athletes: 2-5 Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med 29(5): 586-592, 2001.

Mazzocca AD, Santangelo SA, Johnson ST, Rios CG, Dumonski ML, Arciero RA: A Biomechanical Evaluation of an Anatomical Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med 34 (2):236-246, 2006.

Mazzocca AD, Bicos J, Santangelo SA, Romeo AA, Arciero RA: The Biomechanical Evaluation of Four Fixation Techniques for Proximal Biceps Tenodesis. Arthroscopy 21(11): 1296-1306, 2005.

Rodner CM, Adams DJ, Diaz-Doran V, Tate JP, Santangelo SA, Mazzocca AD, Arciero RA: Medial Opening Wedge Tibial Osteotomy and the Sagittal Plane: The Effect of Increasing Tibial Slope on Tibiofemoral Contact Pressure. Am J Sports Med 34(9): 1431-41, 2006.

Rios CG, Leger RR, Cote MP, Yang C, Arciero RA: Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction of the Knee: Evaluation of a Technique with Clinical Outcomes and Stress Radiography. Am J Sports Med 38(8):1564-1574, 2010.

Mazzocca AD, Cote MP, Solovyova O, Rizvi SH, Mostofi A, Arciero RA: Traumatic Shoulder Instability Involving Anterior, Inferior and Posterior Labral Injury: A Prospective Clinical Evaluation of Arthroscopic Repair of 270 Degree Labral Tears. Am J Sports Med 39(8):1687-1696, 2011.

Arciero RA, Parrino A, Bernhardson AS, Diaz-Doran V, Obopilwe E, Cote MP, Golijanin P, Mazzocca AD, Provencher MT: The effect of a combined glenoid and Hill-Sachs defect on glenohumeral stability: a biomechanical cadaveric study using 3-dimensional modeling of 142 patients. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;43(6):1422-1429.

Yang JS, Mazzocca AD, Cote MP, Edgar CM, Arciero RA: Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability with Combined Bone Loss: Treatment and Results with the Modified Latarjet Procedure. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Apr;44(4):922-932.

Virk MS, Manzo RL, Cote MP, Ware JK, Mazzocca AD, Nissen CW, Shea KP, Arciero RA: Comparison of Time to Recurrence of Instability After Open and Arthroscopic Bankart Repair. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Jun 23;4(6):232.

Yang JS, Mehran N, Mazzocca AD, Pearl ML, Chen VW, Arciero RARemplissage Versus Modified Latarjet for Off-Track Hill-Sachs Lesions with Subcritical Glenoid Bone Loss. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jul;46(8):1885-1891.

Rohman E, Gronbeck K, Tompkins M, Mittelsteadt M, Kirkham JA, Arciero RA: Scapular Spine Dimensions and Suitability as a Glenoid Bone Graft Donor Site. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Aug;47(10):2469-2477.

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