January 2023 Featured Author

Matthew Kraeutler, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas, USA

From the January issue: A Prospective Comparison of Groin-Related Complications After Hip Arthroscopy With and Without a Perineal Post

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Kraeutler discuss his article in the January issue.


Dr. Kraeutler is an orthopaedic sports medicine fellow at Houston Methodist Hospital. He completed his residency at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey where the current study was conducted. Next year, Dr. Kraeutler will be completing a hip preservation fellowship at the University of Colorado. He hopes to join an academic practice following his second fellowship.

Selected Other Published Work

Belk JW, Wharton BR, Houck DA, Bravman JT, Kraeutler MJ, Mayer B, Noonan TJ, Seidl AJ, Frank RM, McCarty EC. Shoulder stabilization versus immobilization for first-time anterior shoulder dislocation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of level 1 randomized controlled trialsAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine.

Kurowicki J, Kraeutler MJ, Dávila Castrodad IM, Hahn AK, Simone ES, Kelly MA, Talishinskiy T, Scillia AJ. Diagnostic accuracy of physical examination tests in core muscle injuryAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Jul 2020;48(8):1983-1988.

Belk JW, Kraeutler MJ, Houck DA, Goodrich JA, Dragoo JL, McCarty EC. Platelet-rich plasma versus hyaluronic acid for knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Jan 2021;49(1):249-260.

Kraeutler MJ, Safran MR, Scillia AJ, Ayeni OR, Garabekyan T, Mei-Dan O. A contemporary look at the evaluation and treatment of adult borderline and frank hip dysplasiaAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Jul 2020;48(9):2314-2323.

Kraeutler MJ, Goodrich JA, Fioravanti MJ, Garabekyan T, Mei-Dan O. The “outside-in” lesion of hip impingement and the “inside-out” lesion of hip dysplasia: Two distinct patterns of acetabular chondral injury. American Journal of Sports Medicine. Oct 2019;47(12):2978-2984.

Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Belk JW, Wolf BR, Hettrich CM, Ortiz SF, MOON Shoulder Instability Group, Bravman JT. Descriptive epidemiology of the MOON Shoulder Instability CohortAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Apr 2018;46(5):1064-1069.

Mei-Dan O, Kraeutler MJ, Garabekyan T, Goodrich JA, Young DA. Hip distraction without a perineal post: A prospective study of 1000 hip arthroscopy casesAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Mar 2018;46(3):632-641.

Kraeutler MJ, Ashwell ZR, Garabekyan T, Goodrich JA, Welton KL, Flug JA. O’Hara JN, Mei-Dan O. The iliofemoral line: A radiographic sign of acetabular dysplasia in the adult hipAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Sep 2017;45(11):2493-2500.

Kraeutler MJ, Belk JW, Purcell JM, McCarty EC. Microfracture versus autologous chondrocyte implantation for articular cartilage lesions in the knee: A systematic review of 5-year outcomesAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Mar 2018;46(4):995-999.

Kraeutler MJ, Bravman JT, McCarty EC. Bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft versus allograft in outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A meta-analysis of 5,182 patientsAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. Oct 2013;41(10):2439-2448.

December Featured Author

Lukas Ernstbrunner, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

From the December issue: Biomechanical Analysis of Posterior Open-Wedge Osteotomy and Glenoid Concavity Reconstruction Using an Implant-Free, J-Shaped Iliac Crest Bone Graft

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Ernstbrunner discuss his article in the December issue.


Associate Professor Lukas Ernstbrunner is a fellowship-trained major trauma and limb reconstruction, shoulder, elbow and hand surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Ernstbrunner graduated from the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria, where he also completed a PhD with special interest in upper limb biomechanics. He obtained fellowship from the Swiss Orthopaedics Association, where he trained under Prof. Christian Gerber. He worked as a Junior Consultant at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, before moving to Australia to spend a further three years of subspecialist fellowship training. This included a fellowship in major trauma and limb reconstruction at the Royal Melbourne Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Oppy and Dr. Tom Treseder. He also completed a fellowship in upper limb surgery with Prof. Eugene Ek and A/Prof. Greg Hoy at the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group. This was followed by a six month fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane under the supervision of Prof. Mark Ross.

Dr. Ernstbrunner continues to be active in clinical and basic research and has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles and multiple book chapters. He has established a close collaboration with Associate Professor David Ackland from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, where he continues to pursue his passion for biomechanical research.

Selected Other Published Work

Biomechanical Analysis of the Posterior Open-wedge Osteotomy and Glenoid Concavity Reconstruction Using an Implant-free, J-shaped Iliac Crest Bone Graft. L. Ernstbrunner, P. Borbas, A. Ker, F. Imhoff, E. Bachmann, J. Snedeker, K. Wieser, S. Bouaicha 

Salvage Iliac Crest Bone Grafting for a Failed Latarjet Procedure: Analysis of Failed and Successful Procedures. L. Ernstbrunner, T. Pastor, M. Waltenspül, C. Gerber, K. Wieser 

Primary Open Latarjet Procedure Results in Functional Differences but No Structural Changes in Subscapularis Muscle Quality vs the Healthy Contralateral Shoulder at Long-Term Follow-up. L. Ernstbrunner, M. Waltenspül, C. Suter, R. El-Nashar, J. Scherr, K. Wieser

Long-term Results of the Arthroscopic Bankart Repair for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability in Patients Older Than 40 Years: A Comparison With the Open Latarjet Procedure. L. Ernstbrunner, B. De Nard, M. Olthof, S. Beeler, S. Bouaicha, C. Gerber, K. Wieser 

Long-term Results of the Open Latarjet Procedure for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability in Patients Older than 40 Years. L. Ernstbrunner, L. Wartmann, S.M. Zimmermann, P. Schenk, C. Gerber, K. Wieser 

Chronic Pseudoparalysis Needs to Be Distinguished from Pseudoparesis: A Structural and Biomechanical Analysis. L. Ernstbrunner, R. El Nashar, P. Favre, S. Bouaicha, K. Wieser, C. Gerber 

Scapular Morphologic Characteristics and Rotator Cuff Tear Pattern Are Independently Associated With Chronic Pseudoparalyis: A Matched-Pair Analysis of Patients With Massive Rotator Cuff Tears. L. Ernstbrunner, R. El Nashar, S. Bouaicha, K. Wieser, C. Gerber 

A Systematic Review of Long-term Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Arthroscopic and Open/Mini-open Rotator Cuff Repairs.  F. Plachel, O. Jo, K. Rüttershoff, O. Andronic, L. Ernstbrunner.

November Featured Author

Philipp Moroder, MD
Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Schulthess Clinic
Zurich, Switzerland

From the November issue: Arthroscopic Posterior Articular Coverage and Shift (PACS) Procedure for Treatment of Preosteoarthritic Constitutional Static Posterior Shoulder Instability (Type C1)

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Moroder discuss his article in the November issue.


Prof. Philipp Moroder is a shoulder and elbow surgeon at the Schulthess Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland. He specialized in shoulder and elbow surgery under the guidance of Prof. Herbert Resch in Salzburg, Austria, Prof. Mark Tauber and Prof. Peter Habermeyer in Munich, Germany, as well as Prof. Markus Scheibel in Berlin, Germany. After participating in the SECEC Travelling Fellowship in several host centers in the United States he was Head of the Department for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany from 2018 until 2021. Prof. Moroder received numerous awards for his research including the prestigious Charles S. Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) for his clinical research in 2019. Since 2021 he is part of the Executive Committee of the European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC).

Selected Other Published Work

Arthroscopic Posterior Articular Coverage and Shift (PACS) Procedure for Treatment of Preosteoarthritic Constitutional Static Posterior Shoulder Instability (Type C1). Moroder P, Gebauer H, Paksoy A, Siegert P, Festbaum C, Rüttershoff K, Lacheta L, Thiele K, Akgün D.Am J Sports Med. 2022 Sep 30:3635465221124851. doi: 10.1177/03635465221124851. Online ahead of print.PMID: 36178161 Free article.

Shoulder-Pacemaker Treatment Concept for Posterior Positional Functional Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Clinical Trial. Moroder P, Plachel F, Van-Vliet H, Adamczewski C, Danzinger V.Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jul;48(9):2097-2104. doi: 10.1177/0363546520933841.PMID: 32667266 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

The Biomechanical Effect of Bone Grafting and Bone Graft Remodeling in Patients With Anterior Shoulder Instability. Sigrist B, Ferguson S, Boehm E, Jung C, Scheibel M, Moroder P. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jul;48(8):1857-1864. doi: 10.1177/0363546520919958. Epub 2020 May 21.PMID: 32437213

Challenging the Current Concept of Critical Glenoid Bone Loss in Shoulder Instability: Does the Size Measurement Really Tell It All? Moroder P, Damm P, Wierer G, Böhm E, Minkus M, Plachel F, Märdian S, Scheibel M, Khatamirad M. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Mar;47(3):688-694. doi: 10.1177/0363546518819102. Epub 2019 Jan 14.PMID: 30640513

Clinical and Radiological Long-term Results After Implant-Free, Autologous, Iliac Crest Bone Graft Procedure for the Treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability. Moroder P, Plachel F, Becker J, Schulz E, Abdic S, Haas M, Resch H, Auffarth A. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;46(12):2975-2980. doi: 10.1177/0363546518795165. Epub 2018 Sep 12.PMID: 30207741

Cartilage Morphological and Histological Findings After Reconstruction of the Glenoid With an Iliac Crest Bone Graft. Auffarth A, Resch H, Matis N, Hudelmaier M, Wirth W, Forstner R, Neureiter D, Traweger A, Moroder P. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr;46(5):1039-1045. doi: 10.1177/0363546517749813. Epub 2018 Jan 19.PMID: 29350537

Risk of Engagement of Bipolar Bone Defects in Posterior Shoulder Instability. Moroder P, Plachel F, Tauber M, Habermeyer P, Imhoff A, Liem D, Lill H, Resch H, Gerhardt C, Scheibel M. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Oct;45(12):2835-2839. doi: 10.1177/0363546517714456. Epub 2017 Jun 28.PMID: 28658583

Defect Characteristics of Reverse Hill-Sachs Lesions. Moroder P, Tauber M, Scheibel M, Habermeyer P, Imhoff AB, Liem D, Lill H, Buchmann S, Wolke J, Guevara-Alvarez A, Salmoukas K, Resch H. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Mar;44(3):708-14. doi: 10.1177/0363546515621286. Epub 2016 Jan 8.PMID: 26747848

Influence of defect size and localization on the engagement of reverse Hill-Sachs lesions. Moroder P, Runer A, Kraemer M, Fierlbeck J, Niederberger A, Cotofana S, Vasvari I, Hettegger B, Tauber M, Hurschler C, Resch H. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Mar;43(3):542-8. doi: 10.1177/0363546514561747. Epub 2015 Feb 2.PMID: 25646360

Restoration of anterior glenoid bone defects in posttraumatic recurrent anterior shoulder instability using the J-bone graft shows anatomic graft remodeling. Moroder P, Hirzinger C, Lederer S, Matis N, Hitzl W, Tauber M, Resch H, Auffarth A. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jul;40(7):1544-50. doi: 10.1177/0363546512446681. Epub 2012 May 10.PMID: 22582228

October Featured Author

Luciano Andrés Rossi, MD, PhD
Member of the Shoulder Unit of the Orthopedics Department
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

From the October issue: Relationship of the SIRSI Score to Return to Sports After Surgical Stabilization of Glenohumeral Instability

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


Dr. Luciano A. Rossi graduated with honors from the University of Buenos Aires Argentina, and then completed his residency in orthopedics and traumatology at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina where he then completed his fellowship in shoulder surgery. In addition, Dr Rossi completed his training in Shoulder Surgery and Orthobiologics therapies at prestigious institutions in the United States and Europe, including the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland), Hospital for Special Surgery (New York), Midwest Orthopedic at Rusch (Chicago), Mayo Clinic (Florida)  and Center Orthopédique Santy (Lyon, France) and a fellowship in clinical research at the Department of Clinical Research and Documentation (AOCID) of the AO Foundation in (Dubendorff, Switzerland).

In addition, Dr Rossi has an intense activity in clinical research, he has a doctorate in medicine and a master’s degree in clinical research and has authored or co-authored over 80 peer reviewed articles and has received more than 10 national and international awards for his research work carried out together with the shoulder team of the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires.

Selected Other Published Work

Rossi LA, Tanoira I, Gorodischer T, Pasqualini I, Ranalletta M. Recurrence and Revision Rates With Arthroscopic Bankart Repair Compared With the Latarjet Procedure in Competitive Rugby Players With Glenohumeral Instability and a Glenoid Bone Loss <20. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Mar;49(4):866-872. doi: 10.1177/0363546520988154. Epub 2021 Feb 19. PMID: 33606555.

Rossi LA, Tanoira I, Gorodischer T, Pasqualini I, Muscolo DL, Ranalletta M. Are the Classic and the Congruent Arc Latarjet Procedures Equally Effective for the Treatment of Recurrent Shoulder Instability in Athletes? Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jul;48(9):2081-2089. doi: 10.1177/0363546520928343. Epub 2020 Jun 16. PMID: 32543877.

Rossi LA, Pasqualini I, Brandariz R, Fuentes N, Fieiras C, Tanoira I, Ranalletta M. Relationship of the SIRSI Score to Return to Sports After Surgical Stabilization of Glenohumeral Instability. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Aug 26:3635465221118369. doi: 10.1177/03635465221118369. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36018821.

Ranalletta M, Rossi LA, Barros H, Nally F, Tanoira I, Bongiovanni SL, Maignon GD. Minimally Invasive Double-Button Fixation of Displaced Lateral Clavicular Fractures in Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb;45(2):462-467. doi: 10.1177/0363546516666816. Epub 2016 Oct 7. PMID: 28146404.

Ranalletta M, Rossi LA, Bertona A, Tanoira I, Hidalgo IA, Maignon GD, Bongiovanni SL. Modified Latarjet Without Capsulolabral Repair in Rugby Players With Recurrent Anterior Glenohumeral Instability and Significant Glenoid Bone Loss. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;46(4):795-800. doi: 10.1177/0363546517749586. Epub 2018 Jan 10. PMID: 29320219.

Ranalletta M, Rossi LA, Bongiovanni SL, Tanoira I, Elizondo CM, Maignon GD. Corticosteroid Injections Accelerate Pain Relief and Recovery of Function Compared With Oral NSAIDs in Patients With Adhesive Capsulitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Feb;44(2):474-81. doi: 10.1177/0363546515616238. Epub 2015 Dec 9. PMID: 26657263.

Ranalletta M, Rossi LA, Piuzzi NS, Bertona A, Bongiovanni SL, Maignon G. Return to sports after plate fixation of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures in athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Mar;43(3):565-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546514559913. Epub 2014 Dec 9. PMID: 25492034.

September Featured Authors

Gian Andrea Lucidi, MD
Il Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Bologna, Italy

From the September issue: Risk Factors Affecting the Survival Rate of Collagen Meniscal Implant for Partial Meniscal Deficiency: An Analysis of 156 Consecutive Cases at a Mean 10 Years of Follow-up

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Lucidi and Dr. Zaffagnini discuss their article in the September issue.


Gian Andrea Lucidi is a PGY5 Orthopaedic resident working at the Rizzoli Institute in Bologna, Italy. In 2016, he was the top-ranked candidate amongst all Italian orthopedic surgery residency candidates. In 2021, he was awarded with the inaugural ESSKA-Pittsburgh fellowship, where he has had the opportunity to work with Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Volker Musahl, and Dr. Richard Debski in clinical and biomechanical research. In 2022, he won the “young investigator award in clinical science” at the biennial ESSKA-congress.

Stefano Zaffagnini, MD
Il Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Bologna, Italy


Professor Zaffagnini is the head of knee surgery unit at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute. He trained at the University of Bologna under the guidance of Professor Marcacci. He performed clinical fellowship at the Pittsburgh University in 1992 and he was ESSKA-AOSSM travelling fellow in 1996. His clinical practice and research are focused on ACL, meniscus treatment including scaffold and transplant, osteotomy and knee preservation surgery. He published more than 350 articles on indexed journal.

Selected Other Published Work

The Contribution of Partial Meniscectomy to Preoperative Laxity and Laxity After Anatomic Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: In Vivo Kinematics with Navigation. Grassi A, Di Paolo S, Lucidi GA, Macchiarola L, Raggi F, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Nov;47(13):3203-3211.

Prospective long-term outcomes of the medial collagen meniscus implant versus partial medial meniscectomy: a minimum 10-year follow-up study. Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Lopomo N, Bruni D, Giordano G, Ravazzolo G, Molinari M, Marcacci M. Am J Sports Med. 2011 May;39(5):977-85.

Arthroscopic collagen meniscus implantation for partial lateral meniscal defects: a 2-year minimum follow-up study. Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Bulgheroni P, Bulgheroni E, Grassi A, Bonanzinga T, Kon E, Filardo G, Busacca M, Marcacci M. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Oct;40(10):2281-8.

Polyurethane Meniscal Scaffold for the Treatment of Partial Meniscal Deficiency: 5-Year Follow-up Outcomes: A European Multicentric Study. Toanen C, Dhollander A, Bulgheroni P, Filardo G, Zaffagnini S, Spalding T, Monllau JC, Gelber P, Verdonk R, Beaufils P, Pujol N, Bulgheroni E, Asplin L, Verdonk P. Am J Sports Med. 2020 May;48(6):1347-1355.

Meniscal allograft transplantation without bone plugs: a 3-year minimum follow-up study. Marcacci M, Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Grassi A, Bonanzinga T, Nitri M, Bondi A, Molinari M, Rimondi E. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Feb;40(2):395-403

Long-term Outcomes and Survivorship of Fresh-Frozen Meniscal Allograft Transplant With Soft Tissue Fixation: Minimum 10-Year Follow-up Study. Grassi A, Macchiarola L, Lucidi GA, Coco V, Romandini I, Filardo G, Neri MP, Marcacci M, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Aug;48(10):2360-2369.

Is Sport Activity Possible After Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplantation? Midterm Results in Active Patients. Zaffagnini S, Grassi A, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Benzi A, Roberti di Sarsina T, Signorelli C, Raggi F, Marcacci M. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Mar;44(3):625-32

The Lateral Femoral Notch Sign Is Correlated With Increased Rotatory Laxity After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Pivot Shift Quantification With A Surgical Navigation System. Lucidi GA, Grassi A, Di Paolo S, Agostinone P, Neri MP, Macchiarola L, Dal Fabbro G, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Mar;49(3):649-655.

More Than a 2-Fold Risk of Contralateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Compared With Ipsilateral Graft Failure 10 Years After Primary Reconstruction. Grassi A, Macchiarola L, Lucidi GA, Stefanelli F, Neri M, Silvestri A, Della Villa F, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Feb;48(2):310-317.  

Ten-Year Survivorship, Patient-Reported Outcome Measures, and Patient Acceptable Symptom State After Over-the-Top Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With a Lateral Extra-articular Reconstruction: Analysis of 267 Consecutive Cases. Grassi A, Macchiarola L, Lucidi GA, Silvestri A, Dal Fabbro G, Marcacci M, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Feb;49(2):374-383.

August Featured Author

Robert Brophy, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

From the August issue: Mechanical and Microstructural Properties of Meniscus Roots Vary by Location

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


Dr. Brophy is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief of the Sports Medicine Service and Director of the Orthopaedic Clinical Research Center at the Washington University School of Medicine with a clinical and academic focus on sports medicine injuries of the knee and shoulder.   He has served as an at large member on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, program chair for the 2018 American Orthopaedic Association annual meeting and received the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Career Development Award in 2018. Dr. Brophy has authored or co-authored over 300 peer reviewed articles and been awarded several peer-reviewed grants from the AOSSM and OREF. He has received a number of research related distinctions, including the AOSSM Cabaud Memorial Award in 2015 and 2022 and the AOSSM NCAA Research Award in 2011, the Lee T. Ford Award from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Washington University School of Medicine, and the Arthur C. Rettig Award from the National Football League (NFL) Physicians Society. He is a team physician for the St. Louis Blues and worked as a team physician with the NFL Rams while they were in St. Louis. He is currently Vice Chair of the NFL Musculoskeletal Committee and Deputy Editor of Sports Medicine for JAAOS. He has been an ICRS Traveling Fellow, AAOS-AOA North American Traveling Fellow, AOSSM-ESSKA Traveling Fellow and AOA ABC Traveling Fellow.

He graduated from Stanford University with bachelors’ degrees in electrical engineering and economics and a master’s degree in industrial engineering while playing for the soccer team. After earning his MD from the Washington University School of Medicine, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency and fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery before returning to Washington University as faculty.

Selected Other Published Work

Brophy RH, Warren R. Dunn, MOON Shoulder Group, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Bollier MJ, Bravman JT, Feeley BT, Grant JA, Jones GL, Kuhn JE, Benjamin Ma C, Marx RG, McCarty ED, Ortiz SF, Smith MV, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Zhang AL, Hettrich CM. Factors associated with shoulder activity level at time of surgery and at 2-year follow up in patients undergoing shoulder stabilization surgeryAm J Sports Med. 2022;50(6):1503-1511.

Brophy RH, Huston LJ, Briskin I; MOON Knee Group, Amendola A, Cox CL, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Vidal AF, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Spindler, KP. Articular Cartilage and Meniscus Predictors of Patient-Reported Outcomes 10 Years after ACL Reconstruction: A Multicenter Cohort StudyAm J Sports Med. 2021;49:2878-2888.

Patel RM, Castile RM, Jenkins MJ, Lake SP, Brophy RHMicrostructural and Mechanical Properties of the Anterolateral Ligament of the KneeAm J Sports Med. 2021;49:172-182.

Lamplot JD, Rodeo SA, Brophy RH. A practical guide for the current use of biologic therapies in sports medicine. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48:488-503.

Bansal A, Lamplot JD, Vandenberg JT, Brophy RH. Meta-analysis of the risk of infections after ACL reconstruction by graft type. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46:1500-1508.

Johnson JT, Mandelbaum BR, Schub D, Rodeo SA, Matava MJ, Silvers HJ, Cole BJ, ElAttrache NS, McAdams TR, Brophy RH. Video analysis of anterior cruciate ligament tears in professional American football athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46:862-868.

Patel RM, Brophy RH. Anterolateral ligament of the knee: anatomy, function, imaging, and treatment. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46:217-223.

Brophy RH, Sandell LJ, Rai MF. Traumatic and degenerative meniscus tears have different gene expression signatures. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45:114-120.

Brophy RH, Tycksen ED, Sandell LJ, Rai MF. Changes in transcriptome wide gene expression of anterior cruciate ligament tears based on time from injury. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44:2064-75.

Brophy RH, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, MARS Group, Wright RW. Association of meniscal status, lower extremity alignment, and body mass index with chondrosis at the time of revision ACL reconstructionAm J Sports Med. 2015; 43:1616-22.

Brophy RH, Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, MOON Shoulder Group. Shoulder activity level is not associated with the severity of symptomatic, atraumatic rotator cuff tears in patients electing nonoperative treatmentAm J Sports Med. 2014;42:1150-4.

Brophy RH, Schmitz L, Wright RW, Dunn WR, Parker RD, Andrish JT, McCarty EC, Spindler KP. Return to Play and Future ACL Injury Risk After ACL Reconstruction in Soccer Athletes From the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) GroupAm J Sports Med. 2012;40:2517-22.

Brophy RH, Gill CS, Lyman S, Barnes RP, Rodeo SA, Warren RF. Effect of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscectomy on length of career in National Football League athletes: A case control study. Am J Sports Med. 2009; 37:2102-7.

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.

June Featured Author

Joshua Thompson
East Suffolk
North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

From the June issue: Surgical Repair of Stener-like Injuries of the Medial Collateral Ligament of the Knee in Professional Athletes

Podcast: Listen to Mr. Thompson discuss his article in the June issue.


Mr. Joshua Thompson is a third-year Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgical Resident, working within the East of England (Cambridge) region. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) from the University of Manchester, in addition to a first-class Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Anatomical Sciences. Mr. Thompson recently completed a one-year research fellowship at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Princess Grace Hospital, London, under the supervision of Professor Fares Haddad. Mr. Thompson’s research has mainly focused on hip and knee reconstruction and sports injuries of the lower limb. This is his first publication in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Selected Other Published Work

Thompson JW, Srinivasan S, Makkuni D. Chronic tophaceous gout mimicking widespread metastasis. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 May 31;14(5):e236166. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-236166. PMID: 34059531; PMCID: PMC8169492.

Thompson JW, Thompson EL, Sanghrajka AP. The future of orthopaedic surgical education: Where do we go now? Surgeon. 2021 Jun 30:S1479-666X(21)00102-5. doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2021.05.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34217617.

Thompson JW, Simpson AHRW, Haddad FS. Integrated care systems, research, and innovation. Bone Joint Res. 2021 Sep;10(9):591-593. doi: 10.1302/2046-3758.109.BJR-2021-0281.R1. PMID: 34490784; PMCID: PMC8479565.

May Featured Author

Thais Dutra Vieira, MD
Centre Orthopédique Santy
FIFA Medical Center of Excellence
Hôpital Privé Jean Mermoz
Groupe GDS-Ramsay

From the May issue: Risk of Graft Rupture After Adding a Lateral Extra-articular Procedure at the Time of ACL Reconstruction: A Retrospective Comparative Study of Elite Alpine Skiers From the French National Team

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Vieira discuss her article in the May issue.


Thais Dutra Vieira is the scientific director at Santy Orthopedic Center in Lyon, France. She is a Brazilian orthopedic surgeon, specialized in knee surgery. Since 2019, Thais dedicates her carrier to scientific research.

Selected Other Published Work

Risk of Graft Rupture After Adding a Lateral Extra-articular Procedure at the Time of ACL Reconstruction: A Retrospective Comparative Study of Elite Alpine Skiers From the French National Team. Guy S, Fayard JM, Saithna A, Bahroun S, Ferreira A, Carrozzo A, De Jesus S, Bulle S, Vieira TD, Sonnery-Cottet B. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Apr 13:3635465221085027. doi: 10.1177/03635465221085027. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35416071

Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft Combined With Modified Lemaire Technique Versus Hamstring Graft Combined With Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction: A Clinical Comparative Matched Study With a Mean Follow-up of 5 Years From The SANTI Study Group. Rayes J, Ouanezar H, Haidar IM, Ngbilo C, Fradin T, Vieira TD, Freychet B, Sonnery-Cottet B. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Feb;50(2):395-403. doi: 10.1177/03635465211061123. Epub 2021 Dec 13. PMID: 34898285

Long-term Graft Rupture Rates After Combined ACL and Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction Versus Isolated ACL Reconstruction: A Matched-Pair Analysis From the SANTI Study Group. Sonnery-Cottet B, Haidar I, Rayes J, Fradin T, Ngbilo C, Vieira TD, Freychet B, Ouanezar H, Saithna A. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Sep;49(11):2889-2897. doi: 10.1177/03635465211028990. Epub 2021 Aug 5. PMID: 34351825

Mechanism of Injury in Ramp Lesion: Response. Thaunat M, Vieira TD, Sonnery-Cottet B. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jul;49(9):NP49-NP51. doi: 10.1177/03635465211025272. PMID: 34259596

The Anterolateral Ligament Has Limited Intrinsic Healing Potential: A Serial, 3-Dimensional-Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Injured Knees From the SANTI Study Group. Saithna A, Helito CP, Vieira TD, Sonnery-Cottet B, Muramatsu K. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jul;49(8):2125-2135. doi: 10.1177/03635465211013015. Epub 2021 May 20. PMID: 34015246

Influence of Preoperative Tunnel Widening On the Outcomes of a Single Stage-Only Approach to Every Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: An Analysis of 409 Consecutive Patients From the SANTI Study Group. Pioger C, Saithna A, Rayes J, Haidar IM, Fradin T, Ngbilo C, Vieira TD, Cavaignac E, Sonnery-Cottet B. Am J Sports Med. 2021 May;49(6):1431-1440. doi: 10.1177/0363546521996389. Epub 2021 Mar 10. PMID: 33689510

Risk Factors for Grade 3 Pivot Shift in Knees With Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Importance of Osseous and Soft Tissue Parameters From the SANTI Study Group. Ferretti A, Monaco E, Gaj E, Andreozzi V, Annibaldi A, Carrozzo A, Vieira TD, Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Aug;48(10):2408-2417. doi: 10.1177/0363546520935866. Epub 2020 Jul 6. PMID: 32631068

Effect of Meniscal Ramp Lesion Repair on Knee Kinematics, Bony Contact Forces, and In Situ Forces in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Letter to Editor. Vieira TD, Blakeney WG, Canuto S, Cavaignac E, Claes S, Daggett M, Helito CP, Muramatsu K, de Padua VBC, Ouanezar H, Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Feb;48(2):NP23-NP25. doi: 10.1177/0363546519897010. PMID: 32003637

Knee Extension Deficit in the Early Postoperative Period Predisposes to Cyclops Syndrome After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Risk Factor Analysis in 3633 Patients From the SANTI Study Group Database. Delaloye JR, Murar J, Vieira TD, Franck F, Pioger C, Helfer L, Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Mar;48(3):565-572. doi: 10.1177/0363546519897064. Epub 2020 Jan 13. PMID: 31930921

High Risk of Tunnel Convergence in Combined Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis: Letter to the Editor. Sonnery-Cottet B, Ouanezar H, Vieira TD, Freychet B, Daggett M, Clechet J, Saithna A. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Oct;47(12):NP67-NP68. doi: 10.1177/0363546519869244. PMID: 31567031

Professional Athletes Are at Higher Risk of Septic Arthritis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: An Analysis of 4421 Consecutive Patients Including 265 Elite Athletes From the SANTI Study Group. Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A, Abreu FG, Franck F, de Abreu GV, Vieira TD, Daggett M, Pioger C. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Oct;47(12):2910-2918. doi: 10.1177/0363546519869326. Epub 2019 Aug 28. PMID: 31461315

Risk Factors for Lateral Meniscus Posterior Root Tears in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Injured Knee: An Epidemiological Analysis of 3956 Patients From the SANTI Study Group. Praz C, Vieira TD, Saithna A, Rosentiel N, Kandhari V, Nogueira H, Sonnery-Cottet B. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Mar;47(3):598-605. doi: 10.1177/0363546518818820. Epub 2019 Jan 16. PMID: 30649904

Epidemiological Evaluation of Meniscal Ramp Lesions in 3214 Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Injured Knees From the SANTI Study Group Database: A Risk Factor Analysis and Study of Secondary Meniscectomy Rates Following 769 Ramp Repairs. Sonnery-Cottet B, Praz C, Rosenstiel N, Blakeney WG, Ouanezar H, Kandhari V, Vieira TD, Saithna A. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Nov;46(13):3189-3197. doi: 10.1177/0363546518800717. Epub 2018 Oct 11. PMID: 30307740

Reoperation Rates After Combined Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction: A Series of 548 Patients From the SANTI Study Group With a Minimum Follow-up of 2 Years. Thaunat M, Clowez G, Saithna A, Cavalier M, Choudja E, Vieira TD, Fayard JM, Sonnery-Cottet B. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Sep;45(11):2569-2577. doi: 10.1177/0363546517708982. Epub 2017 Jun 13. PMID: 28610433

Anatomic Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction Leads to Overconstraint at Any Fixation Angle: Letter to the Editor. Sonnery-Cottet B, Daggett M, Helito CP, Cavalier M, Choudja E, Vieira TD, Thaunat M. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Oct;44(10):NP57-NP58. doi: 10.1177/0363546516669313. PMID: 27694610

April Featured Author

R. Jay Lee, MD
Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg Children’s Center

From the April issue: Reliability of a New Arthroscopic Discoid Lateral Meniscus Classification System: A Multicenter Video Analysis

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Lee discuss his article in the April issue.


R. Jay Lee, M.D. specializes in pediatric sports medicine for children, adolescents and young adults. Dr. Lee’s expertise and research interests include the ACL, discoid meniscus, tibial spine, and optimizing fracture care. Dr. Lee completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and his pediatric orthopaedics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with a special focus on pediatric sports.

Selected Other Published Work

Smith HE, Mistovich RJ, Cruz AI Jr, Leska TM, Ganley TJ, Aoyama JT; Tibial Spine Fracture Research Interest Group, Ellis HB, Fabricant PD, Green DW, Jagodzinski J, Johnson B, Kushare I, Lee RJ, McKay SD, Rhodes JT, Sachleben BC, Sargent MC, Schmale GA, Yen YM, Patel NM. Does Insurance Status Affect Treatment of Children With Tibial Spine Fractures? Am J Sports Med. 2021 Oct 15:3635465211046928. PMID: 34652247.

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. Four Risk Factors for Arthrofibrosis in Tibial Spine Fractures: A National 10-Site Multicenter Study. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Oct;48(12):2986-2993. PMID: 32898426.

Shimberg JL, Aoyama JT, Leska TM, Ganley TJ, Fabricant PD, Patel NM, Cruz AI Jr, Ellis HB Jr, Schmale GA; Tibial Spine Research Interest Group, Green DW, Jagodzinski JE, Kushare I, Lee RJ, McKay S, Rhodes J, Sachleben B, Sargent C, Yen YM, Mistovich RJ. Tibial Spine Fractures: How Much Are We Missing Without Pretreatment Advanced Imaging? A Multicenter Study. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Nov;48(13):3208-3213. PMID: 32970957.