July Featured Author

Dustin Richter, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of New Mexico

From the July issue: A Biomechanical Comparison of the LaPrade Technique Versus a Novel Technique for Reconstruction of Medial-Sided Knee Injuries

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


Dr. Dustin Richter was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He completed his medical education and orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of New Mexico. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at the University of Virginia. He began practicing orthopaedic surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Division at UNM in August 2016. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of Research, Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, and is an Associate Team Physician for the UNM Lobos varsity athletic teams. His research interests include the treatment and clinical outcomes of multi-ligamentous knee injuries, hip arthroscopy, and the use of biologic treatments in the management of knee osteoarthritis.

Selected Other Published Work

Wasserburger J, Shultz C, Hankins DA, Korcek L, Martin DF, Amendola A, Richter DL, Schenck RC, Treme GP: Long-term National Trends of Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair and Debridement in ABOS Part II Examinees. Am J Sports Med. 2021. 49(6):1530-37. 

Kahan JB, Schneble CA, Li D, Petit L, Huang P, Bullock J, Porrino J, Richter DL, Schenck RC, Medvecky MJ: Increased Neurovascular Morbidity Is Seen in Documented Knee Dislocation Versus Multiligamentous Knee Injury. J Bone Joint Surg. 2021. 103(10):921-930. 

Richter DL, Held M, Campos T, Wascher DC, Schenck RC: The Management of Knee Dislocations in the Limited Resource Setting. J Bone Joint Surg. 2020. 102(24):e136.

Shultz CL, Schrader SN, Packard BD, Wascher DC, Treme GP, Richter DL: Is Diagnostic Arthroscopy at Time of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Necessary? Ortho J Sports Med. 2020.

Hankins DA, Fletcher IE, Prieto F, Ockuly AC, Myers OB, Treme GP, Veitch A, Wascher DC, Schenck RC, Richter DL: Critical Evaluation of the Methodologic Quality of the Top 50 Cited Articles Relating to Knee Dislocation and Multiligamentous Knee Injury. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019. 

Treme G, Salas C,Ortiz G, Gill GK, Johnson P, Menzer H, Richter DL, Qeadan F, Wascher DC, Schenck RC: A Biomechanical Comparison of the Arciero and LaPrade Reconstruction for Posterolateral Corner Knee Injuries. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019.

Richter DL, Schenck RC, Wascher DC, Treme G: Knee Articular Cartilage Repair and Restoration Techniques: A Review of the Literature. Sports Health. 2015; 8(2):153-160. 

Fitzgerald JR, Huff N, Richter DL, Saluan P, Schenck RC: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using a Flexible Reamer SystemOrthop J Sports Med. 2015; 3(7):1-6. 

 Schenck RC, Richter DL, Wascher DC: Knee Dislocations: Lessons Learned from 20-year follow-up. Orthop J Sports Med. 2014;2(5):1-10. DOI:10.1177/2325967114534387.

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