October Featured Editorial Board Members

Christian Anderson, MD
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance
Nashville, TN

Dr. Christian Anderson is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, and hip. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee and was selected into the Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board honor societies as the top 1% of his peers based on academic performance and leadership. He received his medical degree and completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Following his residency, Dr. Anderson completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Stanford Sports Medicine Center, where he served as assistant team physician for Stanford University and the San Francisco 49ers leading up to and during Super Bowl XLVII. He currently serves as a team physician for Tennessee Tech University.

Dr. Anderson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and holds active memberships in the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), where he served on the Council of Delegates. He currently is currently on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) and is a reviewer for the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM), as well as a reviewer of grants for the Orthopaedic and Education Foundation (OREF). He was spotlighted as a “Leader to Know” by Becker’s Healthcare in 2016 and has received Nashville’s “Top Doctor” award in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

He has a specific interest in the advancement of sports medicine through research and has published 30 scientific articles and book chapters. He is currently a member of the Pediatric ACL Understanding Treatment Options (PLUTO) and Research on Osteochondritis Dissecans (ROCK) study groups. He also has an interest in development of orthopaedic devices and has received four United States and one international patent. Originally from Nashville, Dr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling, hunting, and fly fishing—even holding three International Game and Fish World Records, and is an internationally published photographer.

Selected Published Work

Anderson CN, Anderson AF. Tibial Eminence Fractures. Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Focus on Prevention and Treatment in the Young Athlete. Eds. Ganley TJ and Miller MD. Clin Sports Med. 2011 Oct; 30(4):727-42.

Anderson CN, Nyman JS, McCullough KA, Uppuganti S, Song Y, O’Neill KR, Anderson AF, Dunn WR. Biomechanical Evaluation of Physeal-Sparing Fixation Methods in Tibial Eminence Fractures. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jul; 41(7):1586-94.

Anderson CN, Riley GM, Gold G, Safran MS. Hip- Femoroacetabular Impingement. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Sports Medicine. Eds. Dr. Sanders. Clin Sports Med. 2013 Jul; 32(3):409-25.

Anderson CN, Magnussen RA, Block JJ, Anderson AF, Spindler KP. Operative Fixation of Chondral Loose Bodies in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: A Report of Five Cases. OJSM. 2013 Jul 13. 1(2).

Anderson CN and Anderson AF. Pediatric ACL: Evaluation and Management. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2014 Jul/Aug. 25(4). 305-320.

Goldin M, Anderson CN, Fredericson M, Nugent R, Safran MR, Stevens, K. Femoral Neck Stress Fractures and Imaging Features of Femoroacetabular Impingement. PM&R. 2015. Jan 13.

Anderson AF, Anderson CN. Correlation of Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Injuries in Children and Adolescents with Timing of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;43(2):275-81.

Anderson CN. Iliopsoas: Pathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Clin Sports Med. 2016 Jul;35(3):419-33.

Anderson CN, Anderson AF. Management of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Injured Knee in the Skeletally Immature Athlete. Clin Sports Med. 2017 Jan;36(1):35-52.

Anderson CN. Self-Cinching Suture Construct Apparatus. (U.S. Patent No. 9,924,939 B1). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. March 27, 2018.

Anderson CN. Suture Button Construct for Surgical Procedures (U.S. Patent No. 10,085,740 B1). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. October 2, 2018.

Fabricant PD, Brusalis CM, Schachane JM, PLUTO Study Group, Matava MJ. Which Metrics Are Being Used to Evaluate Children and Adolescents After ACL Reconstruction? A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy. July 2020.

Anderson CN. All-Suture Anatomic Footprint Repair of the Distal Triceps Tendon. Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Dec; 9(12): e2013–e2019.

James EW, Dawkins BJ, Schachne JM, Ganley TJ, Kocher MS, PLUTO Study Group, and Fabricant PD. Early Operative Versus Delayed Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Mar 15

Fury MS, Paschos NK, Fabricant PD, PLUTO Study Group, and Kocher, MS. Assessment of Skeletal Maturity and Postoperative Growth Disturbance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2021 May 13.


Marc J. Philippon, MD
Managing Partner
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
The Steadman Clinic

Co-Chairman
Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Vail, CO

Dr. Marc J. Philippon is the Managing Partner of The Steadman Clinic and Co-Chairman of Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Dr. Philippon joined The Steadman Clinic in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he served as Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders, Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders Fellowship. He also was the Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Golf Medicine Program. Previously, he served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He earned his medical degree with an academic scholarship from McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1990, and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1995.

Dr. Philippon is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a former President and Founding Member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA), and an elected member of the Herodicus Society. Dr. Philippon is a consultant to the NHLPA and the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (Real Federación Española de Tenis) and many other professional organizations. Dr. Philippon is also a Trustee with the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation and the US Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. Dr. Philippon lives in Colorado with his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in sports such as cycling, skiing, ice hockey, swimming and golfing.

Selected Published Work

Menge TJ, Briggs KK, Dornan GJ, McNamara SC, Philippon MJ. Survivorship and Outcomes 10 Years Following Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement: Labral Debridement Compared with Labral Repair [published correction appears in J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Aug 2;99(15):e86]. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99(12):997-1004. 

Philippon MJ, Arner JW, Crawford MD, Bolia IK, Briggs KK. Acetabular Labral Reconstruction with Iliotibial Band Autograft: Outcome and Survivorship at a Minimum 10-Year Follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020;102(18):1581-1587.

Philippon MJ, Nepple JJ, Campbell KJ, et al. The hip fluid seal–Part I: the effect of an acetabular labral tear, repair, resection, and reconstruction on hip fluid pressurization. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014;22(4):722-729.

Philippon M, Schenker M, Briggs K, Kuppersmith D. Femoroacetabular impingement in 45 professional athletes: associated pathologies and return to sport following arthroscopic decompression. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007;15(7):908-914.

Kelly BT, Weiland DE, Schenker ML, Philippon MJ. Arthroscopic labral repair in the hip: surgical technique and review of the literature. Arthroscopy. 2005;21(12):1496-1504. 

Menge TJ, Briggs KK, Rahl MD, Philippon MJ. Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adolescents: 10-Year Patient-Reported Outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 2021;49(1):76-81. 

Utsunomiya H, Gao X, Deng Z, Philippon MJ, et al. Biologically Regulated Marrow Stimulation by Blocking TGF-β1 With Losartan Oral Administration Results in Hyaline-like Cartilage Repair: A Rabbit Osteochondral Defect Model. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(4):974-984. 

Philippon MJ, Arnoczky SP, Torrie A. Arthroscopic repair of the acetabular labrum: a histologic assessment of healing in an ovine model. Arthroscopy. 2007;23(4):376-380. 

Utsunomiya H, Briggs KK, Dornan GJ, Bolia IK, Locks R, Philippon MJ. Predicting Severe Cartilage Damage in the Hip: A Model Using Patient-Specific Data From 2,396 Hip Arthroscopies. Arthroscopy. 2019;35(7):2051-2060.e13.

McDonald JE, Herzog MM, Philippon MJ. Return to play after hip arthroscopy with microfracture in elite athletes. Arthroscopy. 2013;29(2):330-335. 

Storaci HW, Utsunomiya H, Kemler BR, Philippon MJ, et al. The Hip Suction Seal, Part I: The Role of Acetabular Labral Height on Hip Distractive Stability. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(11):2726-2732. 

Johnston TL, Schenker ML, Briggs KK, Philippon MJ. Relationship between offset angle alpha and hip chondral injury in femoroacetabular impingement. Arthroscopy. 2008;24(6):669-675.

Philippon MJ, Briggs KK, Yen Y-M, Kuppersmith DA. Outcomes following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement with associated chondrolabral dysfunction: MINIMUM TWO-YEAR FOLLOW-UP. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery British volume. 2009;91-B(1):16-23.

Menge TJ, Briggs KK, Philippon MJ. Predictors of Length of Career After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Hockey Players. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(9):2286-2291.

Begly JP, Buckley PS, Utsunomiya H, Briggs KK, Philippon MJ. Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Basketball Players: Return to Play, Career Length, and Performance After Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(13):3090-3096.

Menge TJ, Bhatia S, McNamara SC, Briggs KK, Philippon MJ. Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Football Players: Return to Play and Predictors of Career Length After Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(8):1740-1744.

Frangiamore SJ, Mannava S, Briggs KK, McNamara S, Philippon MJ. Career Length and Performance Among Professional Baseball Players Returning to Play After Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(11):2588-2593.

Philippon MJ, Weiss DR, Kuppersmith DA, Briggs KK, Hay CJ. Arthroscopic Labral Repair and Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Hockey Players. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38(1):99-104.

September Featured Editorial Board Members

Berte Bøe, MD, PhD
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Oslo University Hospital Oslo, Norway

Dr. Berte Bøe is a Consultant Orthopedic surgeon at Oslo University Hospital with a special interest in Complex Shoulder and Knee Surgery. She completed her residency in Orthopedics and Traumatology at Diakonhjemmet and Oslo University Hospital and was early in her career eagerly involved in orthopaedic research. She defended her PhD thesis in 2012 and is now supervising PhD students at University of Oslo. From 2010 she has been working in the Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine department, in Lars Engebretsen’s group. In cooperation with her mentor in shoulder surgery, Tom Ludvigsen, she was the first to establish the arthroscopic Latarjet procedure in Norway.

She is involved in several clinical research projects, both local and in international multicenter studies in shoulder and knee surgery. In clinic, she is responsible of teaching medical students and residents and has been invited to several national and international meetings as a speaker and faculty member.

Dr. Berte Bøe is the current President of the Norwegian Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow. She is involved in the peer review process for AJSM, VJSM, Arthroscopy, KSSTA and JISAKOS; is a Principal Reviewer of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM); and is on the AJSM Electronic Media Editorial Board (AJSM EMEB). She is also an Editorial board member of ESSKA Academy and Video Journal of Sports Medicine (VJSM), Committee member of ESSKA-ESA and ISAKOS Communication Committee, Norway’s National Delegate of SECEC.

Selected Published Work

Holtedal R, Bøe B, Brox JI. Better Short Term Outcomes After Rotator Cuff Repair in Studies with Poorer Mean Shoulder Scores and Predominantly Small to Medium-Sized Tears at Baseline. A systematic review and Meta Analysis. Arthroscopy 2021, Available online from 25th of August.

Fraser AN, Bøe B, Fjalestad T, Madsen JE, Röhrl SM. Stable glenoid component of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty at 2 years as measured with model-based radiostereometric analysis (RSA). Acta Orthopaedica, July 2021, E-pub ahead of print.

Moatshe BG, Bøe B, LaPrade R: Editorial Commentary; Early Surgery and restricted rehabilitation Are Recommended for High Grade Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation. Arthroscopy. 2020;36(10)2642-2644.

Skjaker SA, Enger M, Engebretsen L, Brox JI, Bøe B. Young men in sports are at highest risk of acromioclavicular joint injuries. A prospective cohort. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020, April.

Bøe B, Provencher MT, Moatshe BG. Editorial commentary; Can orthopaedic surgeons agree on choise of procedure for Anterior Shoulder Instability Based on Risk Factors? Personal and Training Biases Confound Our Surgical Decision Making. Arthroscopy. 2019;35(7)2026-2028.

Ryösä A, Kukkonen J, Björnsson Hallgren HC, et al. Acute Cuff Tear Repair Trial (ACCURATE): protocol for a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial on the efficacy of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. BMJ Open. 2019;9(5):e025022.

Flatøy B, Röhrl SM, Bøe B, Nordsletten L. No medium-term advantage of electrochemical deposition of hydroxyapatite in cementless femoral stems. 5-year RSA and DXA results from a randomized controlled trial. Acta Orthop. 2016;87(1):42-47.

Bøe BG. Bone remodelling and migration after insertion of femoral stems with different surface coatings. Clinical and experimental studies. Thesis. Department of Orthopaedics, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål. Department of Surgery, Diakonhjemmet Hospital. Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo 2012.

Bøe BG, Röhrl SM, Heier T, Snorrason F, Nordsletten L. A clinical study comparing electrochemically deposited hydroxyapatite and plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite on titanium stems. 2 years follow-up with RSA and DXA in 55 hips. A prospective randomized study. Acta Orthop. 2011;82(1):13-9.

Bøe BG, Heier T, Nordsletten L. Measurement of early bone loss around an uncemented femoral stem A methodological study with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in 16 patients. Acta Orthop.2011;82:321-324.

Meghan E. Bishop, MD
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute- New York, NY
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
New York, NY

Dr. Bishop is a fellowship‐trained orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon who practices at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in New York, NY. After graduating as valedictorian from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she completed her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During her fellowship, Dr. Bishop served as one of the team physicians for the New York Knicks and Iona College. She has since been an assistant physician for the Philadelphia 76ers as well the current head team physician of the New York Empire professional American Ultimate Disc League Team.

Dr. Bishop serves on the Editorial Board of AJSM and VJSM. She is an active reviewer for many other scientific journals including JBJS, CORR, OJSM, and Sports Health. She is serving on the inaugural AJSM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. She is also a member of the AOSSM Emerging Leaders Task Force, a program designed to mentor and engage future members of the Society.

Dr. Bishop specializes in treating sports related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. She is particularly interested in research concerning sports outcomes, patellofemoral instability, and the female athlete. Dr. Bishop continues to be a competitive runner. She recently competed in the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials placing in the top 50.

Selected Published Work

Bassett AJ, Ahlmen A, Rosendorf JM, Romeo AA, Erickson BJ, Bishop ME. The Biology of Sex and Sport. JBJS Rev. 2020 Mar;8(3):e0140. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.19.00140.PMID: 32224635 Review.

Bishop ME, Black SR, Nguyen J, Mintz D, Stein BS. A Simple Method of Measuring the Distance From the Schöttle Point to the Medial Distal Femoral Physis With MRI. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019;7(4):2325967119840713. doi: 10.1177/2325967119840713. eCollection 2019 Apr.PMID: 31041334 

Clements AJ, Bishop ME. Avascular Necrosis and Atraumatic Anterior Dislocation of the Femoral Head During Pregnancy: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2021;11(3). doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.21.00177.PMID: 34319916

Bishop M, Astolfi M, Padegimas E, DeLuca P, Hammoud S. Venous Thromboembolism Within Professional American Sport Leagues. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017;5(12):2325967117745530. doi: 10.1177/2325967117745530. eCollection 2017 Dec.PMID: 29318176 

Bishop ME, MacLeod R, Tjoumakaris FP, Hammoud S, Cohen SB, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG, Freedman KB. Biomechanical and Clinical Comparison of Suture Techniques in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. JBJS Rev. 20175(11):e3. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.17.00019. PMID: 29189441 Review. 

Paul RW, Omari A, Fliegel B, Bishop ME, Erickson BJ, Alberta FG. Effect of COVID-19 on Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021;9(9):23259671211041359. doi: 10.1177/23259671211041359. eCollection 2021 Sep.PMID: 34497864.

Bishop ME, Ode GE, Hurwit DJ, Zmugg S, Rauck RC, Nguyen JT, Ranawat AS. The Arthroscopic Surgery Skill Evaluation Tool Global Rating Scale is a Valid and Reliable Adjunct Measure of Performance on a Virtual Reality Simulator for Hip Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. 2021;37(6):1856-1866. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2021.01.046. Epub 2021 Feb 2.PMID: 33539979.

Fram B, Bishop ME, Beredjiklian P, Seigerman D. Female Sex is Associated With Increased Reported Injury Rates and Difficulties With Use of Orthopedic Surgical Instruments. Cureus. 2021;13(5):e14952. doi: 10.7759/cureus.14952.PMID: 34123649.

Buckley PS, Ciccotti MC, Bishop M, Kane P, Selverian S, Exume D, D’Angelo J, Emper W, Freedman KB, Hammoud S, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG. Youth Single-Sport Specialization in Professional Baseball Players. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(3):2325967120907875. doi: 10.1177/2325967120907875. eCollection 2020 Mar. PMID: 32232067.

Chaudhry ZS, Raikin SM, Harwood MI, Bishop ME, Ciccotti MG, Hammoud S Outcomes of Surgical Treatment for Anterior Tibial Stress Fractures in Athletes: A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(1):232-240. doi: 10.1177/0363546517741137. Epub 2018 Mar 12.PMID: 29528694.

Chang ES, Bishop ME, Dodson CC, Deluca PF, Ciccotti MG, Cohen SB, Ramsey ML. Management of Elbow Dislocations in the National Football League. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018;6(2):2325967118755451. doi: 10.1177/2325967118755451. eCollection 2018 Feb. PMID: 29497621.

Erickson BJ, Shishani Y, Jones S, Sinclair T, Bishop ME, Romeo AA, Gobezie R. Outpatient versus inpatient anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty: outcomes and complications. JSES Int. 2020;4(4):919-922. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2020.07.003. eCollection 2020 Dec. PMID: 33345235.

August Featured Editorial Board Members

Clara de Campos Azevedo, MD
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Hospital dos SAMS de Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Clara Azevedo is a Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital dos SAMS in Lisbon, Portugal. She completed her residency in Orthopedics and Traumatology and is a board-certified Orthopedics and Traumatology Surgeon practicing at the Orthopedics and Traumatology Department of the Western Lisbon University Hospital since 2008. She was introduced into the fascinating field of sports medicine by her first mentor, the shoulder surgeon Dr. Jacob Frischknecht, and worked as Team Doctor of the Portuguese Judo Federation from 2004 to 2006. She was fellowship trained in Shoulder Surgery at the Shoulder Unit led by Dr. Thierry Joudet at the Clinique Chirurgicale du Libournais, in Libourne, France, in 2007. She was Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at NOVA Medical School in Lisbon from 2009 to 2014.

Dr. Clara Azevedo has been the Head of the Shoulder Surgery Unit of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of the Western Lisbon University Hospital since 2017. She was Board Certified as a Consultant in Orthopedics and Traumatology in 2018. She is very enthusiastic about research in orthopedic surgery and is a PhD in Medicine student at the School of Medicine of the University of Minho since 2019. She is currently conducting research on arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction using the minimally invasivelly harvested mid-thigh fascia lata autograft for irreparable rotator cuff tears. Dr. Clara Azevedo is a member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Shoulder and Elbow Society (SPOC) for the biennium of 2021-22 and is an active member of the Scientific Workgroup of the European Shoulder Associates of the European Society for Sports traumatology, Knee surgery and Arthroscopy (ESA–ESSKA) for the biennium of 2020-21. She is a reviewer for several journals, is a Principal Reviewer of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) since 2020 and is on the AJSM Electronic Media Editorial Board (AJSM EMEB) since 2021.

Selected Published Work

de Campos Azevedo CI, Ângelo ACLPG, Vinga S. Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction with a Minimally Invasive Harvested Fascia Lata Autograft Produces Good Clinical Results. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018;6(11):2325967118808242.

Ângelo, ACLPG. and de Campos Azevedo, CI. Minimally invasive fascia lata harvesting in ASCR does not produce significant donor site morbidity. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. Aug 1 2018.

Azevedo C, Angelo A. Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction or Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Irreparable Bilateral Rotator Cuff Tear. A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2018;8(4):e96.

de Campos Azevedo CI, Andrade R, Angelo AC, Espregueira-Mendes J, Ferreira N, Sevivas N. Fascia Lata Autograft versus Human Dermal Allograft in Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes. Arthroscopy. 2020; 36:576-588.

de Campos Azevedo CI, Angelo AC, Campos-Correia D, Delgado L, Ferreira N, Sevivas N. Clinical Importance of Graft Integrity in Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction using a Minimally Invasively Harvested Mid-Thigh Fascia Lata Autograft. 3-year Clinical and MRI Outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 2020: 48(9), 2115–2128.

de Campos Azevedo C and Angelo AC. All-suture Anchor Dynamic Anterior Stabilization Produced Successful Healing of the Biceps Tendon. A Report of Three Cases. JBJS Case Connect. 2021;11(1).

de Campos Azevedo CI, Angelo AC, Quental C, Gonçalves S, Folgado J, Ferreira N, Sevivas N. Fascia lata graft constructs used for arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction show equivalent biomechanical properties. An in vitro human cadaver study. JSES Int. 2021; 5(3):439-446.

David A. Parker, B MED SCI, MBBS (Hons)
Associate Professor
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Associate Professor Parker is a nationally and internationally recognized specialist in disorders and surgery of the knee joint. He has particular interests in computer assisted and robotic knee replacement surgery, sports injuries, and ligament reconstruction surgery, as well as surgery to realign and restore the knee joint. His elective surgical practice focuses exclusively on the knee joint, and he also has a strong interest in nonsurgical management of knee arthritis, and has recently established a multidisciplinary clinic for this in Sydney.

Associate Professor Parker completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney and spent 2 years studying overseas in world-renowned institutions to further his knowledge and training, specifically in the area of knee surgery.  He began practice in Sydney in late 2001.

Having established the Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute in 2002, Associate Professor Parker has subsequently become known internationally for his research into surgery of the knee joint. He has given over 100 original research presentations and invited presentations at national and international conferences. He has over 100 publications, including peer reviewed articles in prestigious orthopaedic journals,  and chapters for orthopaedic textbooks. He is on the editorial board for several journals including JISAKOS, AJSM, OJSM, and AP-SMART.

Associate Professor Parker is actively involved in a number of international orthopaedic and sports medicine organisations, including being the current 2nd vice-president of the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Past President of the Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS), and a board member of the International Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.

Selected Published Work

Grasso S, Linklater J, Li Q, Parker DA. Validation of an MRI Protocol for Routine Quantitative Assessment of Tunnel Position in Anterior Cruciate Ligament ReconstructionThe American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018;46(7):1624-1631. doi: 10.1177/0363546518758950.

Putnis SE, Oshima T, Klasan A, Grasso, S, Neri, T, Fritsch, BA, Parker DA. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1 Year After Hamstring Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Can Identify Those at Higher Risk of Graft Failure: An Analysis of 250 CasesThe American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021;49(5):1270-1278. doi:10.1177/0363546521995512.

July Featured Editorial Board Members

Matthew R. Schmitz, MD
Chair
Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics/Adolescent Sports Medicine Service
Chief of Young Adult Hip Preservation Service

San Antonio Military Medical Center
San Antonio, TX

Dr. Matthew R. Schmitz is a Colonel in the United States Air Force. He serves as the Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He is also the Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics/Adolescent Sports Medicine Service and Chief of the Young Adult Hip Preservation Service. He graduated with honors from the US Air Force Academy and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and was the recipient of Loyola’s Early Career Achievement Award. Dr. Schmitz was a standout collegiate rugby player and played with the USA National Rugby Team while in medical school. He is now is now a team physician for USA Rugby and travelled with the team for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England  

Dr. Schmitz continues to serve in the US Air Force and has deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Schmitz has an extensive academic medical background lecturing nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, with his main research area being hip disease and sports injuries in children and young adults. He is a member of numerous multicenter research consortiums and has faculty position at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and Baylor University. His clinical practice focuses on both open and arthroscopic hip preservation techniques including hip arthroscopy and periacetabular osteotomies. He also treats adolescent sports injuries of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Schmitz serves on multiple national committees for AAOS, POSNA, AAP, PRiSM, AOA, and on the Board of Directors as the First Vice President for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. He recently completed a year in the last class of the AAOS Leadership Fellows Program and is currently the Deputy Editor for Social Media for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in addition to being on the Editorial Board for The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Selected Published Work

Lynch TB, Patzkowski JC, Swan ER, Roach CJ, Schmitz MR et al.  Current practice patters in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction among fellowship-trained military orthopaedic surgeons. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation. 2020;2(5): e523-529. PMID 33134990.

Fornari E, Schwend RM, Schulz J, Bray C, Schmitz MR.  Development of a Global Pediatric Orthopaedic Outreach Program in Ecuador Through Project Perfect World: Past, Present, and Future Directions. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America. 2020;51(2):219-225. PMID 32138859.

Schmitz MR, Murtha AS, Clohisy JC and the ANCHOR Study Group. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2020 :28(3): 91-101. PMID 31977605.

MOTION Group. Patient-Reported Outcomes in Orthopaedics. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American.  2018;100(5):436-442. PMID: 29509622.

Sheean AJ, Schmitz MR, et al. Assessment of disability related to femoroacetabular impingement syndrome by use of the patient-reported outcome measure information system (PROMIS) and objective measures of physical performanceAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017;45(11): 2476-2482. PMID: 28609640.

Sheean AJ, Barrow AE, Burns TC, Schmitz MR. Iatrogenic hip instability treated with periacetabular osteotomy.  Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2017;25(8):594-599. PMID: 28692582.

Williams ND, Rush JK, Schmitz MR, Johnson AE. Reliability of casting indices among members of an orthopaedic surgery residency. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2017;37(4):e238-242. PMID: 27824792.

Byrd JWT, Jones KS, Schmitz MR, and Goner GP. Hip Arthroscopy in the Warrior Athlete: 2 to 10 Year Outcomes.  Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery. 2016;3(1):68-71. PMID: 27026823.

Schmitz MR, Pennock AT, Zaps D, Bomar JD, Bittersohl B and Hosalkar HS. Spectrum of Radiographic Femoroacetabular Impingement Morphology in Adolescents and Young Adults: An EOS-based Double Cohort Study.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American. 2013;95(13):E90 1-8. PMID: 23824395.

Schmitz MR, Campbell SE, Fajardo RS, Kadrmas WR. Identification of Acetabular Labral Pathologic Changes in Asymptomatic Volunteers Using Optimized, Noncontrast 1.5-T Magnetic Resonance ImagingAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012;40(6):1337-1341. PMID: 22422932.

Hospodar SJ, Schmitz MR, et al. FAST-FIX versus inside-out suture meniscal repair in the goat modelAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2009;37(2):330-333. PMID: 19029315.

Schmitz GR, Bruner D, Schmitz M, et al. Prospective Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Trimethoprim/ Sulfamethoxazole for Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses in Patients at Risk for Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection. Ann Emerg Med. 2010;56(3):283-287. PMID: 20346539.

Giuseppe Filardo, MD, PhD
Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute

Bologna, Italy
Ospedale Regionale, Lugano

Switzerland Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)
Lugano, Switzerland

Giuseppe Filardo is the Chief Research Advisor of the Applied and Translational Research (ATR) center at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy, the Head of Clinical Research of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Unit, Ospedale Regionale, Lugano, Switzerland, and Professor at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland.

He earned his Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2004 at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Italy, and the specialization in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute (Bologna, Italy) in 2009. A former research fellow at Rush Cartilage Restoration Center in Chicago (IL), USA, SIGASCOT-GOTS and Peterson-SANOFI ICRS fellow, he obtained his PhD on “cartilage regenerative treatments” at the Bologna University, Italy, in 2014. He is president of the Cartilage and Regenerative Medicine Committee of the Italian society SIAGASCOT, member of the Orthobiologic Initiative of the European society ESSKA, Deputy-Chair of the Fellowship, Scholarship & Research Grant Committee of the International society ICRS, member of the Editorial Boards of AJSM, OJSM, JEO, and BioMed Res Int journals, and reviewer for KSSTA and Cartilage journals. Winner of several research awards and participant to several national and international research projects on orthopaedic biotechnologies, his main clinical and translational research activities are currently performed at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy, and at the Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Switzerland. Author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles published in international journals and 50 book chapters; Scopus H index: 56. After starting his career as an orthopaedic surgeon, his passion for research led him to focus full-time on clinical and translational research, mentoring young researchers and building an international collaborative network to advance the field. His main scientific interests are regenerative medicine (biomaterials, mesenchymal stromal cells, and blood derivatives) and new treatments for musculoskeletal tissues.

Selected Published Work

Andriolo L, Reale D, Di Martino A, De Filippis R, Sessa A, Zaffagnini S, Filardo G. Long-term Results of Arthroscopic Matrix-Assisted Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation: A Prospective Follow-up at 15 Years. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Oct;48(12):2994-3001. doi: 10.1177/0363546520949849.

Boffa A, Previtali D, Altamura SA, Zaffagnini S, Candrian C, Filardo G. Platelet-Rich Plasma Augmentation to Microfracture Provides a Limited Benefit for the Treatment of Cartilage Lesions: A Meta-analysis. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(4):2325967120910504. doi: 10.1177/2325967120910504.

Filardo G, Tschon M, Perdisa F, Brogini S, Cavallo C, Desando G, Giavaresi G, Grigolo B, Martini L, Nicoli Aldini N, Roffi A, Fini M, Kon E.  Micro-fragmentation is a valid alternative to cell expansion and enzymatic digestion of adipose tissue for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a comparative preclinical study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2021. doi: 10.1007/s00167-020-06373-y.

Previtali D, Merli G, Di Laura Frattura G, Candrian C, Zaffagnini S, Filardo G. The Long-Lasting Effects of “Placebo Injections” in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Meta-Analysis. Cartilage. 2020. doi: 10.1177/1947603520906597.

Kon E, Engebretsen L, Verdonk P, Nehrer S, Filardo G. Autologous Protein Solution Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: 3-Year Results. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(11):2703-2710. doi: 10.1177/0363546520944891.

Filardo G, Previtali D, Napoli F, Candrian C, Zaffagnini S, Grassi A. PRP Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Cartilage. 2020. doi: 10.1177/1947603520931170.

Filardo G, Andriolo L, Angele P, Berruto M, Brittberg M, Condello V, Chubinskaya S, de Girolamo L, Di Martino A, Di Matteo B, Gille J, Gobbi A, Lattermann C, Nakamura N, Nehrer S, Peretti GM, Shabshin N, Verdonk P, Zaslav K, Kon E. Scaffolds for Knee Chondral and Osteochondral Defects: Indications for Different Clinical Scenarios. A Consensus Statement. Cartilage. 2020. doi: 10.1177/1947603519894729.

Bordoni V, di Laura Frattura G, Previtali D, Tamborini S, Candrian C, Cristallo Lacalamita M, Del Grande F, Filardo GBone Bruise and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: Presence, Distribution Pattern, and Associated Lesions in the Pediatric Population. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(13):3181-3186. doi: 10.1177/0363546519872975.

Andriolo L, Reale D, Di Martino A, Zaffagnini S, Vannini F, Ferruzzi A, Filardo G. High Rate of Failure After Matrix-Assisted Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation in Osteoarthritic Knees at 15 Years of Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(9):2116-2122. doi: 10.1177/0363546519855029.

Di Martino A, Di Matteo B, Papio T, Tentoni F, Selleri F, Cenacchi A, Kon E, Filardo G. Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: Results at 5 Years of a Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(2):347-354. doi: 10.1177/0363546518814532.

June Featured Editorial Board Members

Ajay Malviya, PhD
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust
Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University
UK

Ajay Malviya is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the North-East of England. He specialises in pathologies affecting the young adult hip and has expertise in periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia using a minimally invasive approach and hip arthroscopy. He has a wide tertiary referral practice and is one of the highest volume hip preservation surgeons in the United Kingdom. In his routine practice, he deals with sports injuries of the hip and has published and presented widely on the results of hip arthroscopy and pelvic osteotomy in athletes and the general population. He has also completed a PhD on the role of hip arthroscopy in femoroacetabular impingement.

He is the Chairman of the UK Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry, which collects outcomes on hip preservation procedures performed in the UK and leads research initiatives from the Registry. In addition, he is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery (Oxford University Press).

He has an active interest in research with more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals to his name, and lectures nationally and internationally. He is also the Chair of the Research Education and Mentorship committee of SICOT. He was awarded the prestigious ABC (America-Britain-Canada) fellowship in 2016 and travelled around North America, visiting several high-profile centres. He is heavily involved in training and is an examiner for FRCS T&O. He is in the BOA Education and Careers committee as the National Lead of the UK and Ireland orthopaedic in-training examination (UKITE).

Selected Published Work

Holleyman R, Sohatee MA, Witt J, Bankes MJK, Andrade TJ, Board T, Lee Conroy J, Wilson M, McBryde C, Khanduja V, Malviya A. Periacetabular Osteotomy for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip and Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Study Using the U.K. Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR) Data Set. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020;102(15):1312-1320.

Sohatee MA, Ali M, Khanduja V, Malviya A. Does hip preservation surgery prevent arthroplasty? Quantifying the rate of conversion to arthroplasty following hip preservation surgery. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2020;7(2):168-182.

Kuroda Y, Saito M, Sunil Kumar KH, Malviya A, Khanduja V. Hip Arthroscopy and Borderline Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy. 2020;36(9):2550-2567.

Audenaert EA, Khanduja V, Claes P, Malviya A, Steenackers G. Mechanics of Psoas Tendon Snapping. A Virtual Population Study. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2020;8:264.

Ali M, Malviya A. Complications and outcome after periacetabular osteotomy – influence of surgical approach. Hip Int. 2020;30(1):4-15.

Hotham WE, Malviya A. A systematic review of surgical methods to restore articular cartilage in the hip. Bone Joint Res. 2018;7(5):336-342.

Jeans E, Holleyman R, Tate D, Reed M, Malviya A. Methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus screening and decolonisation in elective hip and knee arthroplasty. J Infect. 2018;77(5):405-409.

Timothy C. Sell, PhD
Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute
Charlotte, NC

Dr. Timothy C. Sell is a physical therapist and Research Professor at the Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute in Charlotte, NC.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (1993) and Masters of Science in Human Movement Science (2001) both from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  He completed his formal training at the University of Pittsburgh with a Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science (Sports Medicine) in 1993.  He’s worked at the University of Pittsburgh, Duke University, and has been in his position at Atrium Health since January of 2020.  Dr. Sell has 22 years of injury prevention research and 16 years of research experience with the military primarily in U.S. Special Forces.  He currently has a three year grant to examine the effects of head supported mass on cervical spine musculoskeletal health with the goal of redesigning equipment and developing interventions to prevent cervical spine injuries. During his research career, Dr. Sell has focused on the role of functional joint stability in the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries; in recovery following injury; and in re-establishing neuromuscular control following surgery.  He has conducted research in many different populations from youth athletes to masters athletes; recreational active individuals to professional athletes; and in military servicemen and women. He has extensive experience in biomechanical, postural stability, neuromuscular, and musculoskeletal assessments with a particular focus on lower extremity injuries.  Currently, he is helping to build a Performance Center at Atrium Health that will include research, rehabilitation, and high-performance training.

Selected Published Work

Pletcher ER, Dekker TJ, Lephart SM, Sell TC. Sex and Age Comparisons in Neuromuscular And Biomechanical Characteristics of the Knee in Young Athletes. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2021;16(2):438-449. doi: 10.26603/001c.21358.  

Losciale JM, Bullock G, Cromwell C, Ledbetter L, Pietrosimone L, Sell TCHop Testing Lacks Strong Association With Key Outcome Variables After Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(2):511-522. doi: 10.1177/0363546519838794. 

Sell TC, Lutz RH, Faherty MS. The Warrior Model for Human Performance Optimization. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2019;27(3):99-106. doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000248. 

Faherty MS, Plata A, Chasse P, Zarzour R, Sell TC. Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Characteristics and the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Questionnaire Score in Collegiate Baseball Athletes. J Athl Train. 2019;54(9):945-952. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-81-18. 

Losciale JM, Zdeb RM, Ledbetter L, Reiman MP, Sell TC. The Association Between Passing Return-to-Sport Criteria and Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019;49(2):43-54. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8190. 

Bullock GS, Faherty MS, Ledbetter L, Thigpen CA, Sell TC. Shoulder Range of Motion and Baseball Arm Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Athl Train. 2018 Dec53(12):1190-1199. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-439-17. 

Grassi A, Alexiou K, Amendola A, Moorman CT, Samuelsson K, Ayeni OR, Zaffagnini S, Sell T. Postural stability deficit could predict ankle sprains: a systematic review. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018;26(10):3140-3155. doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4818-x.  

Johnson CD, Williams VJ, Heebner NR, Wohleber MF, Simonson AJ, Rafferty DM, Reinert A, Sell TC. Relationship of performance on the sensory organization test to landing characteristics. J Sports Sci.2018;36(10):1155-1161. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1363402.

May Featured Editorial Board Members

Rafael Arriaza, MD, PhD
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

Born Dec. 2, 1960, in Madrid (Spain). I started medical education at Madrid’s biggest university and then, there were two circumstances that clearly decided my future. The first one was the fact that I was gifted or lucky enough to enter the Spanish National Karate Team. Undoubtedly, getting there was not without its share of discipline, a lot of sweat and hard work, endless technique repetitions, life-long friendship, travels and, obviously, some injuries. The second one was that the fact of having experienced myself what an injury means to an athlete led me to choose, in 1984, an Orthopaedic residency program, where I was again lucky enough to meet some incredibly good teachers, including one of the founding partners of the Spanish Arthroscopy Association, created just in 1982, who acted as my mentors and helped me to develop solid arthroscopic skills.

In 1987 I married my wife, Belen, who has been my strong supporter since then, and in 1989 our first son was born, soon followed by another two. By then, I had obtained the University Degree of Sports Traumatology from the University of Nice (France) and was acting as team doctor for the Spanish karate squad. We decided to move to a smaller city by the seaside (La Coruña, in Galicia), and in 1990, I was designated as Chairman of the Medical Commission of the World Karate Federation. Two years later, I started teaching on “Injury Prevention and Exercise Rehabilitation” at the University of La Coruña, and became Head of Sports Traumatology for the Deportivo de La Coruña soccer team, at a time when the team reached top positions in the Spanish and European leagues, and I had the pleasure and the responsibility of treating players who were at the same time playing for their national teams, which made me develop links with top colleagues from all over the world. One of our sons has qualified as orthopaedic surgeon in Madrid, another one qualified as an osteopath in Wales and is actually living in New Zealand, and the third one is working in marketing and branding in La Coruña. In 2012, we opened a new facility, sport-focused, the Instituto Médico Arriaza y Asociados, which has been honoured as Teaching Center for the Spanish Arthoscopy (AEA) and the Spanish Sports Traumatology (SETRADE) societies, as well as ESSKA and ISAKOS. At the same time, I got the assignment to coordinate the Chair of Sports Traumatology at the University of La Coruña, and we receive residents from Spain and Portugal for short-time stays and fellows mainly from Spanish-speaking countries.

Selected Published Work

Arriaza R, Leyes M. Tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis: a new arthroscopic procedure. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011;19(1):128-130.

Arriaza R, Ballesteros J, López-Vidriero E. Suprascapular neuropathy as a cause of swimmer’s shoulder: results after arthroscopic treatment in 4 patients. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(4):887-893.

Arriaza R, Inman D, Arriaza A, Saavedra MA. Low Risk of Injuries in Young Adolescents Participating in Top-Level Karate Competition. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(2):305-308.

Augustovičová D, Lystad RP, Arriaza R. Time-Loss Injuries in Karate: A Prospective Cohort Study of 4 Consecutive World Karate Championships. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019;7(8):2325967119865866.

Lystad RP, Augustovičová D, Harris G, Beskin K, Arriaza R. Epidemiology of injuries in Olympic-style karate competitions: systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2020;54(16):976-983.

Andy Williams MB, BS
Founder, Fortius Clinic
London, UK

Knee surgeon at, and founder of Fortius Clinic, London, UK; Reader at Imperial College London; and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford. He qualified from King’s College Hospital, London in 1987. Orthopaedic training at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and a year’s Fellowship in Brisbane, Australia with Peters Myers and McMeniman. This is where his experience with sports-related surgery began. On return to the UK in 1997 he became Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

Elective practice is exclusively soft tissue knee surgery, and he undertakes around 100 ACL reconstructions per year, of which more than half are on professional athletes, and a multi-ligament reconstruction every 1-2 weeks. This latter work represents one of the World’s largest experiences. He has been the primary knee surgeon for many of the UK’s professional sports teams, including 75% English Premier League soccer, and 80% English Premiership rugby teams for many years. 70% of his patients are professional sportsmen and women, and over 50% of all his operative cases involve this group. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles. His study of knee motion employing weight-bearing, ‘dynamic’ MRI fundamentally changed thinking in the field.  For this he was awarded The Hunterian Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons of England for 2005-2006. Current research interests are in the fields of inflammatory response to knee injury, and biomechanics at Imperial College, London, where an anatomical study of the lateral soft tissue restraints aiding the ACL was awarded the Trillat Prize at ISAKOS 2015. Current work there focuses on the medial ligament complex. He was a lead editor of the 39th Edition of Gray’s Anatomy published in December 2004. He was on the executive of The British Association for Surgery of The Knee. He sits on the Editorial. Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and previously the Editorial Board of The Bone and Joint Journal and serves on the Knee: Sports and Preservation committee for ISAKOS, as well as The ESSKA Sports Committee.  In 2002 he was awarded the ABC Travelling Fellowship. He was named in the UK’s Top 100 Doctors by The Times newspaper in 2011. He is the first UK member of The Herodicus Society, a U.S. sports surgery organisation.

Selected Published Work

Vedi V, Williams A, Tennant SJ, Spouse E, Hunt DM, Gedroyc WM. Meniscal movement. An in-vivo study using dynamic MRI. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1999;81(1):37-41.

Logan M, Dunstan E, Robinson J, Williams A, Gedroyc W, Freeman M. Tibiofemoral kinematics of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient weightbearing, living knee employing vertical access open “interventional” multiple resonance imaging. Am J Sports Med. 2004;32(3):720-726.

Johal P, Williams A, Wragg P, Hunt D, Gedroyc W. Tibio-femoral movement in the living knee. A study of weight bearing and non-weight bearing knee kinematics using ‘interventional’ MRI. J Biomech. 2005;38(2):269-276.

Williams A, Logan M. Understanding tibio-femoral motion. Knee. 2004;11(2):81-88

Logan M, Williams A, Lavelle J, Gedroyc W, Freeman M. The effect of posterior cruciate ligament deficiency on knee kinematics. Am J Sports Med. 2004;32(8):1915-1922.

Bentley G, Biant LC, Carrington RW, et al. A prospective, randomised comparison of autologous chondrocyte implantation versus mosaicplasty for osteochondral defects in the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2003;85(2):223-230.

Dallalana RJ, Brooks JH, Kemp SP, Williams AM. The epidemiology of knee injuries in English professional rugby union. Am J Sports Med. 2007;35(5):818-830.

Nawabi DH, Cro S, Hamid IP, Williams A. Return to play after lateral meniscectomy compared with medial meniscectomy in elite professional soccer players. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(9):2193-2198.

Dodds AL, Halewood C, Gupte CM, Williams A, Amis AA. The anterolateral ligament: Anatomy, length changes and association with the Segond fracture. Bone Joint J. 2014;96-B(3):325-331. Most cited paper BJJ 2014

Kittl C, Halewood C, Stephen JM, et al. Length change patterns in the lateral extra-articular structures of the knee and related reconstructions. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(2):354-362.

Kittl C, El-Daou H, Athwal KK, et al. The Role of the Anterolateral Structures and the ACL in Controlling Laxity of the Intact and ACL-Deficient Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(2):345-354.

Inderhaug E, Stephen JM, Williams A, Amis AA. Biomechanical Comparison of Anterolateral Procedures Combined With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(2):347-354.

Inderhaug E, Stephen JM, El-Daou H, Williams A, Amis AA. The Effects of Anterolateral Tenodesis on Tibiofemoral Contact Pressures and Kinematics. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(13):3081-3088.

Narvani A, Mahmud T, Lavelle J, Williams A. Injury to the proximal deep medial collateral ligament: a problematical subgroup of injuries. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010;92(7):949-953. 

Willinger L, Shinohara S, Athwal KK, Ball S, Williams A, Amis AA. Length-change patterns of the medial collateral ligament and posterior oblique ligament in relation to their function and surgery. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;28(12):3720-3732.

Ball S, Stephen JM, El-Daou H, Williams A, Amis AA. The medial ligaments and the ACL restrain anteromedial laxity of the knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;28(12):3700-3708.

Athwal KK, Willinger L, Shinohara S, Ball S, Williams A, Amis AA. The bone attachments of the medial collateral and posterior oblique ligaments are defined anatomically and radiographically. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;28(12):3709-3719.

Willinger L, Balendra G, Pai V, et al. High incidence of superficial and deep medial collateral ligament injuries in ‘isolated’ anterior cruciate ligament ruptures: a long overlooked injury [published online ahead of print, 2021 Mar 4]. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2021;10.1007/s00167-021-06514-x.

Stephen JM, Halewood C, Kittl C, Bollen SR, Williams A, Amis AA. Posteromedial Meniscocapsular Lesions Increase Tibiofemoral Joint Laxity With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency, and Their Repair Reduces Laxity. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(2):400-408.

Watt FE, Paterson E, Freidin A, et al. Acute Molecular Changes in Synovial Fluid Following Human Knee Injury: Association With Early Clinical Outcomes. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016;68(9):2129-2140.

Garriga C, Goff M, Paterson E, et al. Symptomatic outcomes at 2 years after acute knee injury are associated with haemarthrosis and molecular changes at the time of injury and dissociated from early radiographic change: the Knee Injury Cohort at the Kennedy (KICK). The Lancet Rheumatology, in press 2021.

Śmigielski R, Zdanowicz U, Drwięga M, Ciszek B, Williams A. The anatomy of the anterior cruciate ligament and its relevance to the technique of reconstruction. Bone Joint J. 2016;98-B(8):1020-1026.

Stephen JM, Sopher R, Tullie S, Amis AA, Ball S, Williams A. The infrapatellar fat pad is a dynamic and mobile structure, which deforms during knee motion, and has proximal extensions which wrap around the patella. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018;26(11):3515-3524.

Bottomley N, Williams A, Birch R, Noorani A, Lewis A, Lavelle J. Displacement of the common peroneal nerve in posterolateral corner injuries of the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005;87(9):1225-1226.

April Featured Editorial Board Members

Yuichi Hoshino, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kobe University School of Medicine

Kobe, Japan

Dr. Yuichi Hoshino, M.D. Ph.D., born on 22 July 1975, is an orthopaedic surgeon and researcher who works as a lecturer in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, JAPAN. He specializes in knee and sports medicine. He performs over 150 arthroscopic surgeries a year, mainly ACL reconstructions. He also serves as a team physician for a professional rugby team, Kobelco Steelers, a professional baseball team, Orix Buffaloes, and a collegiate American football team, Kansai University Kaisers. His research focus is knee biomechanics, especially related to ACL. He has developed a novel knee kinematics measurement system to quantitatively evaluate the pivot-shift and conducted numerous studies to establish a standard evaluation system of rotatory knee laxity.

Dr. Hoshino finished his residency in Kobe University in 2005 and started his research activity on knee biomechanics at Kobe University. He then obtained his PhD degree in 2007. Thereafter, he had research fellowship in University of Pittsburgh from 2009 to 2011. He has published over 60 research articles in peer-reviewed journals including 17 articles as the first author.

In addition to the editorial board of AJSM, he currently has several editorial commitments for international journals, including an associate editor of JEO, an editorial board member of KSSTA, a deputy editor of JAAOS Global Research & Reviews and Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (JMMB). He is an active member of internationally established orthopaedics societies, such as ISAKOS, ESSKA, AAOS, ORS and ACL study group.

Selected Published Work

Hoshino Y, Kuroda R, Nagamune K, Yagi M, Mizuno K, Yamaguchi M, Muratsu H, Yoshiya S and Kurosaka M: In vivo measurement of the pivot shift test in the anterior cruciate ligament deficient knee using an electromagnetic device. Am J Sports Med. 2007;35(7):1098-1104.

Araki D, Kuroda R, Kubo S, Nagamune K, Hoshino Y, Nishimoto K, Takayama K, Matsushita T, Tei K, Yamaguchi M and Kurosaka M: The use of an electromagnetic measurement system for anterior tibial displacement during the Lachman Test. Arthroscopy. 2011;27(6):792-802.

Kuroda R, Hoshino Y, Kubo S, Araki D, Oka S, Nagamune K and Kurosaka M: Similarities and differences of diagnostic manual tests for anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency: a global survey and kinematics assessment. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40(1):91-99.

Hoshino Y, Araujo P, Irrgang JJ, Fu FH and Musahl V: An image analysis method to quantify the lateral pivot shift test. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012;20(4):703-707.

Hoshino Y, Araujo P, Ahlden M, Moore CG, Kuroda R, Zaffagnini S, Karlsson J, Fu FH and Musahl V: Standardized pivot shift test improves measurement accuracy. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012;20(4):732-736.

Hoshino Y, Araujo P, Ahldén M, Samuelsson K, Muller B, Hofbauer M, Wolf MR, Irrgang JJ, Fu FH and Musahl V: Quantitative evaluation of the pivot shift by image analysis using the iPad. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013;21(4):975-980.

Musahl V, Griffith C, Irrgang JJ, Hoshino Y, Kuroda R, Lopomo N, Zaffagnini S, Samuelsson K, Karlsson J and PIVOT Study Group: Validation of quantitative measures of rotatory knee laxity. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(9):2393-2398.  

Musahl V, Rahnemai-Azar AA, Costello J, Arner JW, Fu FH, Hoshino Y, Lopomo N, Samuelsson K and Irrgang JJ: The influence of meniscal and anterolateral capsular injury on knee laxity in patients with anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(12):3126-3131.

Hoshino Y, Kuroda R, Nishizawa Y, Nakano N, Nagai K, Araki D, Oka S, Kawaguchi S, Nagamune K and Kurosaka M: Stress distribution is deviated around the aperture of the femoral tunnel in the anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018;26(4):1145-1151.

Hoshino Y, Miyaji N, Nishida K, Nishizawa Y, Araki D, Kanzaki N, Kakutani K, Matsushita T and Kuroda R: The concomitant lateral meniscus injury increased the pivot shift in the anterior cruciate ligament-injured knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019;27(2):646-651.

Hoshino Y, Hiroshima Y, Miyaji N, Nagai K, Araki D, Kanzaki N, Kakutani K, Matsushita T and Kuroda R: Unrepaired lateral meniscus tears lead to remaining pivot-shift in ACL-reconstructed knees. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;28(11):3504-3510.

Nukuto K, Hoshino Y, Yamamoto T, Miyaji N, Nagai K, Araki D, Kanzaki N, Matsushita T and Kuroda R: Anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction could not achieve sufficient control of pivot-shift when accompanying tibial tunnel coalition. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2021 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s00167-020-06383-w. [Epub ahead of print]

Michael Voight, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, FAPTA
Professor of Physical Therapy
Belmont University School of Physical Therapy
Nashville, TN

Dr. Michael Voight has had a distinguished career as both an educator and clinical physical therapist for over 30 years. Presently, Dr. Voight is the Director of Sportsmedicine at the Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute and is also a tenured professor with Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy in Nashville TN. He also holds a position of Adjunct Associate Professor in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine – Department of Orthopedics where he is the Co-Director of the Vanderbilt/Belmont Sports Physical Therapy Residency program.   Dr. Voight is recognized as a clinician of the highest caliber and has worked with a number of high-profile athletic organizations.  Throughout his career, Dr. Voight has served as a Team Physical Therapist for teams in both the NFL and NBA.  In addition, Dr. Voight has consulted with various teams in MLB, NHL and the MLS.  Dr. Voight has been active with the United States Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Division. He has worked at the Olympic Training Center, Olympic Festivals, Pan Am Games, Olympic Games, and has had the opportunity to travel to almost all of the different continents with various Olympic and national teams.  Presently, Dr. Voight still maintains a clinical practice at the Nashville Sports Medicine, specializing in orthopedic and sports related injuries particularly with PGA tour players.  His role with the advisory board of the Titleist Performance Institute allows him to consult on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of golf injuries with many noted golf professionals.  Throughout his career, Dr. Voight has been very active in developing clinical functional movement assessments for both prevention of injury and evaluation of injury.  As one of the co-founders of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), his passion for assessing and training the human movement system continues to evolve.  He has served on the APTA movement system task force to further define the human movement system and develop a framework for promoting and integrating the concept of the human movement system into physical therapy practice, education, and research.

Dr. Voight has lectured extensively at various conferences, symposiums, and congresses both nationally and internationally having given over 900 professional presentations on a variety of orthopaedic and sports medicine topics. Dr. Voight is a principal reviewer for many journals and actively resides on the editorial boards of several different journals including the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.  He played an instrumental role in the development of the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  He has authored over 90 papers, textbook chapters on various topics, and has written four textbooks on functional exercise. During his career, he has been award the Distinguished Educator Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Section three times, making him the only person to have been presented this award multiple times, and in 2010 he was presented  with the inaugural SPTS “Lifetime Excellence in Education Award”.   Additionally, he has been awarded the Tennessee Educator of the year twice.  In 2008, he was presented the President’s award for his career of service to the SPTS and was also presented the prestigious Ron Peyton award for career achievement.  In 2010, Dr. Voight was elected into the SPTS Hall of Fame for a lifetime of excellence in sports physical therapy. His many accomplishments were again validated in 2011 when the American Physical Therapy Association presented Dr. Voight with their highest honor, naming him a Fellow of the APTA.  In addition to being active within the field of physical therapy, Dr. Voight is an active member in numerous medical societies (AOSSM, ISHA, ESSKA, ISAKOS, ISHA) and was one of the founding members of the ICCUS Society.  In 2018, he was elected into the inaugural Titleist Golf Performance Institute Hall of Fame for his work in golf medicine and fitness. 

Selected Published Work

Kiesel K, Plisky PJ, Voight ML:  Can serious injury in professional football be predicted by a pre-season functional movement screen? North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2007;2(3): 147-158.

D’Amico J, Betlach M, Senkarik R, Smith R, Voight M:  Return to golf following  left total hip arthroplasty in a golfer who is right handed. North American  Journal of Sports Physical  Therapy. 2007;2(4): 251-261.

Voight ML, Hoogenboom BJ, Cook G: The Chop and Lift Reconsidered: Integrating Neuromuscular Principles into Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation. North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2008;3(3):151-159.

Hoogenboom BJ, Voight ML, Cook G, Gill L: Using rolling to develop neuromuscular control and coordination of the core and extremities of athlete. North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2009;4(2):70-82.

Apple S,  Ehlert K,  Hysinger P, Nash C, Voight ML, Sells P: The effect of whole body vibration on ankle range of motion and the H-reflex. North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2010;5(1):33-39.

Voight ML, Robinson K, Gill L, Griffen K: Postoperative rehabilitation guidelines for hip arthroscopy in an active populationSports Health. 2010;2(3):222-230.

Boren K, Conrey C, LeCoguic J, Paprocki L, Voight M, Robinson K:  Electromyographic analysis of gluteus medius and gluteus maximus during rehabilitation exercises. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2011;6(2):1-18.

Callaway S, Glaws K, Mitchell M, Scerbo H, Voight M, Sells P:  An analysis of peak pelvis rotation speed, gluteus maximus and medius strength in high vs. low handicap golfers during the golf swing. Int J Sports Phys Ther.  2012;7(3):1-8.

Voight ML, Hoogenboom B: Publishing your work in a journal-Understanding the peer-review process. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2012;7(5):452-460.

Paine R, Voight ML: The role of the scapula. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2013;8(5):617-629.

Voight ML, Hoogenboom BJ: Editorial: Elevating quality with mandatory use of standard reporting guidelines. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014;9(4):415-419.

Cook G, Burton L, Hoogenboom BJ, Voight ML: Functional movement screening: The use of the fundamental movements as an assessment of function – Part 1. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014;9(3):396-409.

Cook G, Burton L, Hoogenboom BJ, Voight ML: Functional movement screening: The use of the fundamental movements as an assessment of function – Part 2. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014;9(4):549-563.

Rose G, Cheetham P, Voight ML:  Golf Swing Efficiency – A Biomechanical Approach. In: Becker L, Manske R (Eds):  Management of the golfing athlete throughout the lifespan. SPTS Home Study Course, 2015.

Hoogenboom BJ, Voight ML: Rolling Revisited: Using Rolling to assess and treat neuromuscular control and coordination of the core and extremities of athletes. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015;10(8):787- 802.

Page P, Hoogenboom B, Voight ML: Improving the reporting of therapeutic exercise interventions in rehabilitation research. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017;12(2):297-304.

Saladin L, Voight M: Introduction to the movement system as the foundation for physical therapist practice, education, and research. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017;12(6):858-861.

Clark N, Voight ML, Campbell A, Pierce S, Sells P, Cook R, Henley C, Schiller L: The relationship between segmental rolling and lumbar multifidus activation time. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017;12(6):921-930.

Voight M, Page P, Chidester M, Hardiek L, Macko S, Sexton Z, Sells P: The impact of hip abduction elastic-resistance neuromuscular feedback on frontal plane knee kinematics in female volleyball athletes. J Perform Health Res. 2017;1(2): 23-30.

Voight ML, Hoogenboom BJ;  Editorial:  What is the movement system and why is it important? Int J Sports Phys Ther.  2017;12(2):297-298.

Voight M, Page P:  Reliability and validity of the theraband xactstretch kinesiology tape hexagon elongation indicators.  J Perform Health Res. 2017;1(2):10.

Labbe A, Voight M, Page P: Pilot study to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficacy of clinicians applying different brands of kinesiology tape with 25% and 50% tension. J Perform Health Res  2017;1(2):10.

Voight ML:  Why Look at Movement? Cramer First Aider January, 2019.

Campbell A, Voight ML: Post-Operative Rehab Following Hip Arthroscopy. Training and Conditioning. March 2019.

Campbell A, Voight ML: The Four Post-Operative Rehab Phases Following Hip Arthroscopy. Training and Conditioning.  March 2019.

Murray A, Junge A, Robinson PG, Bizzini M, Voight ML: International consensus statement: methods for recording and reporting of epidemiological data on injuries and illness in golf. Br J Sports Med, 2020;54:1136-1141.

Takla A, O’Donnell J, Voight M, et al:  The 2019 International Society of Hip Preservation physiotherapy agreement on assessment and treatment of femeroacetabular impingement syndrome:  an international consensus statement. J Hip Preservation Surg.  2021, hnaa043. Campbell A, Voight ML, Enseki KR, Kohlrieser D: Hip Rehabilitation. In: Azar FM (ed) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update OKY Sports Medicine 6. AAOS – Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia 2021.

March Featured Editorial Board Members

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Lance E. LeClere, MD
Head Team Physician
Naval Academy
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Arnold, MD


Commander Lance LeClere is an orthopaedic sports medicine and shoulder surgeon, and currently serves as the Head Team Physician at the United States Naval Academy. He is also an Associate Professor of Orthpaedic Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. CDR LeClere is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame , and attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago. Commander LeClere completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2011. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

He returned to Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2012 for a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon tour and also served as the Assistant Program Director for the Orthpaedic Residency Program. Additionally, he was the Director of Orthopaedic Research. Commander LeClere transferred to Naval Health Clinic Annapolis in April of 2015. He currently serves as the Head Team Physician for the US Naval Academy and its 33 varsity sports. In 2020, CDR LeClere was the President of The Society of Military Orthpaedic, which has over 750 members and is dedicated to optimizing musculoskeletal care of active duty servicemembers, retirees, and their families. Commander LeClere has also the founder and director of a mentorship program at the Naval Academy for junior Corpsmen interested in careers in sports medicine, known as the Ray Chronister Sports Medicine Career Development Program. Additionally, he is the Naval Academy representative for the American Athletic Conference Medical Advisory Group. Since 2018, he has also been the Medical Director for Warriors to Lourdes, a spiritual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France for wounded, ill, and injured active duty servicemembers, retirees, and their families.

Commander LeClere serves on the Editorial Board of 4 medical journals, including The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, and The Video Journal of Sports Medicine. In the Spring of 2019, he was an AOSSM Traveling Fellow to Asia. In addition to providing sports team coverage at the US Naval Academy, he has worked with West Coast US Navy SEAL Teams and BUD/s. Dr. LeClere has served as the AAOS Board of Specialties Representative for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and as a member of the Publications Committees for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He currently serves on the Team Physician and Athlete Advocacy Committee for AOSSM, and has been a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee for both the AOSSM and AAOS.

Selected Published Work

MOTION Group. Generating the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Score Using Multivariable Predictive Models and Computer Adaptive Testing to Reduce Survey Burden. Am J Sports Med. February 2021. doi:10.1177/0363546520987240

Tennent DJ, Slaven SE, Slabaugh MA, Cameron KL, Posner MA, Owens BD, LeClere LE, Rue J-PH, Tokish JM, Dickens JF. Recurrent Instability and Surgery Are Common After Nonoperative Treatment of Posterior Glenohumeral Instability in NCAA Division I FBS Football Players. Clin Orthop Relat Res: Publish Ahead of Print – Issue – doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001471

Yow BG, Wade SM, Bedrin MD, Rue JPH, LeClere LE. Incidence and Characteristics of Glenohumeral Instability at the United Sates Naval Academy. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020. Accepted for publication.

Slaven S, Monson B, Aburish Z, Kilcoyne K, LeClere LE, Dickens JF, Colantonio D. Glenoid Reaction to Biocomposite and PEEK Suture Anchors Following Arthroscopic Labral Repairs. Orthop J Sports Med. July 2020. doi:10.1177/2325967120S00405

Wolfe JA, Elsenbeck M, Nappo K, Christensen D, Waltz R, LeClere L, Dickens JF. Effect of Posterior Glenoid Bone Loss and Retroversion on Arthroscopic Posterior Glenohumeral Stabilization. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(11):2621-2627. doi: 10.1177/0363546520946101.

Christensen DL, Elsenbeck MJ, Wolfe JA, Nickel WN, Roach W, Waltz RA, Dickens JF, LeClere LE. Risk Factors for Failure of Nonoperative Treatment of Posterior Shoulder Labral Tears on Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Mil Med. 2020;185(9-10):e1556-e1561. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usaa122.

Provencher MT, McCormick F, Peebles LA, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Dekker TJ, LeClere LE, Anthony S, Solomon DJ, Golijanin P, Dewing C. Outcomes of Primary Biceps Subpectoral Tenodesis in an Active Population: A Prospective Evaluation of 101 Patients. Arthroscopy. 2019;35(12):3205-3210.

Tompane T, Carney JR, McDonald LS, Wu W, Nguyen-Ta K, Dewing CB, Provencher MT, Gibson M, LeClere LE. Evaluating Glenoid Bone Reaction To All-Soft Suture Anchors Used For Shoulder Labral Repairs. J Bone Joint Surg. 2018;100(14):1223-1229.

MOTION Group. Patient-Reported Outcomes in Orthopaedics. J Bone Joint Surg. 2018;100(5):436-442.

JA, Christensen DL, Mauntel TC, Owens BD, LeClere LE, Dickens JF. A History of Shoulder Instability in the Military: Where We Have Been and What We Have Learned. Mil Med. 2018 ;183(5-6):e158-e165.  doi: 10.1093/milmed/usx086.

Provencher MT, McCormick F, LeClere L, Sanchez G, Golijanin P, Anthony S, Dewing CB. Prospective Evaluation of Surgical Treatment of Humeral Avulsions of the Glenohumeral Ligament. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(5):1134-1140. doi: 10.1177/0363546516680608.

McNeil JW, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Bernhardson AS, LeClere LE, Dewing CB, Lynch JR, Golijanin P, Sanchez G, Provencher MT. Classification and Analysis of Attritional Glenoid Bone Loss in Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(4):767-774. doi: 10.1177/0363546516677736.

Gnandt R, Nguyen Ta K, Smith J, McDonald L, LeClere LE. High-Tensile Strength Tape Versus High-Tensile Strength Suture: A Biomechanical Study. Arthroscopy. 2016;32(2):356-63. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.08.013.

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Nicolas Pujol, MD
Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Centre Hospitalier de Versailles
Le Chesnay, France

Dr. Nicolas Pujol is Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Centre Hospitalier de Versailles in Le Chesnay, France. 

He has been the director of the department of Orthopaedics since 2015, succeeding to his mentor Dr. Philippe Beaufils.

The Orthopaedic department of the Centre Hospitalier de Versailles is an ESSKA, SFA and ISAKOS approved teaching center.

Before going to the Centre Hospitalier de Versailles, Dr. Pujol completed three separate clinical fellowships; a clinical shoulder and knee fellowship in 2005 under Profs. Pierre Chambat and Gilles Walch at the Centre Orthopedique Santy in Lyon France, a shoulder fellowship under Prof. Philip Ahrens at the Royal Free Hospital in London in 2006, and a shoulder and knee arthroscopic fellowship with Profs. Alain Lortat-Jacob and Philippe Hardy at the Ambroise Pare Hospital in Boulogne, France in 2007.

He has written more than 100 papers in international journals and given numerous scientific presentations. He has written more than 50 chapters in referenced books, most of them being ESSKA books, meniscus books etc.

At this time, he is focused on sports injuries and knee arthroscopy, concentrating mainly on meniscus repair and reconstruction (allografts, scaffolds). He also performs many complex knee reconstructions (multiligament knee injuries, cartilage repairs, complex osteotomies) and knee replacements (primary total, uni and also revisions). Dr. Pujol serves as an active Editorial Board member of AJSM and KSSTA. He is also an active reviewer for many scientific journal, including AJSM, OJSM, KSSTA, The Knee, Journal of Orthopedic Research, and OTSR.

Selected Published Work

Hollier-Larousse B, Kim SH, Pujol N. Does intermeniscal ligament tenodesis affect meniscal allograft extrusion? Retrospective comparative study at a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2021 Jan 20:102815. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2021.102815. Online ahead of print.

Kim SH, Han SJ, Park YB, Kim DH, Lee HJ, Pujol N. A systematic review comparing the results of early vs delayed ligament surgeries in single anterior cruciate ligament and multiligament knee injuries. Knee Surg Relat Res. 2021;33(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s43019-020-00086-9.

Picart B, Papin PE, Steltzlen C, Boisrenoult P, Pujol N. Functional outcome of osteochondral autograft is equivalent in stable knee and in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020:102792. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2020.102792. Online ahead of print.

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. Polyurethane Meniscal Scaffold for the Treatment of Partial Meniscal Deficiency: 5-Year Follow-up Outcomes: A European Multicentric Study. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(6):1347-1355. doi: 10.1177/0363546520913528.

Baldairon F, Toanen C, Pujol N. Functional and anatomical outcomes of single-stage arthroscopic bimeniscal replacement. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2019;105(7):1383-1387. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2019.08.010.

Billières J, Labruyère C, Steltzlen C, Gonzalez A, Boisrenoult P, Beaufils P, Pujol N. Multiligament knee injuries treated by one-stage reconstruction using allograft: Postoperative laxity assessment using stress radiography and clinical outcomes. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020;106(5):937-944. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2019.08.001.

Pujol N, Beaufils P. Save the meniscus again!  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019;27(2):341-342. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5325-4.

Billières J, Pujol N; and the U45 Committee of ESSKA. Meniscal repair associated with a partial meniscectomy for treating complex horizontal cleavage tears in young patients may lead to excellent long-term outcomes. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019;27(2):343-348. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5219-5.

Haen TX, Boisrenoult P, Steltzlen C, Pujol N. Meniscal sizing before allograft: Comparison of three imaging techniques. Knee. 2018;25(5):841-848. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2018.06.009.

Ollivier M, Falguières J, Pithioux M, Boisrenoult P, Beaufils P, Pujol N. Sectioning of the Anterior Intermeniscal Ligament Changes Knee Loading Mechanics. Arthroscopy. 2018;34(10):2837-2843. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.03.007.

Beaufils P, Pujol N. Does anyone still need meniscectomy? Joint Bone Spine. 2017;84(4):389-392. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2016.12.007.

Tardy N, Boisrenoult P, Teissier P, Steltzlen C, Beaufils P, Pujol N. Clinical outcomes after multiligament injured knees: medial versus lateral reconstructions. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017;25(2):524-531. doi: 10.1007/s00167-016-4067-4.

Pujol N, Tardy N, Boisrenoult P, Beaufils P. Long-term outcomes of all-inside meniscal repair. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Jan;23(1):219-24. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2553-5.

Pujol N, Barbier O, Boisrenoult P, Beaufils P. Amount of meniscal resection after failed meniscal repair. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(8):1648-52. doi: 10.1177/0363546511402661.

Pujol N, Panarella L, Selmi TA, Neyret P, Fithian D, Beaufils P. Meniscal healing after meniscal repair: a CT arthrography assessment. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36(8):1489-95. doi: 10.1177/0363546508316771.

February Featured Editorial Board Members

Steve Cohen, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Sports Medicine Specialist
Rothman Orthopedic Institute

Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Steve Cohen is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and Sports Medicine Specialist at the Rothman Orthopedic Institute in Philadelphia. He in his 15th season with the Philadelphia Phillies and 6th as head team physician.  He is a graduate of both Columbia University in New York City and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Cohen completed his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Virginia Health Center followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He is the co-director of the sports medicine research program at Rothman Orthopaedics.  He has published over 90 peer review studies, 20 review articles, 30 chapters, and edited 8 books. Dr. Cohen currently serves as the team orthopaedist for the Philadelphia Flyers and team physician for St. Joseph’s University, Immaculata University, Neumann University, Penncrest High School, Community Academy of Philadelphia, and Sacred Heart Academy. He also served as the medical director of the Philadelphia Marathon for 10 years. He serves as the Treasurer and on the Executive Committee for the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. Dr. Cohen was born in Philadelphia and attended Cherry Hill West High School and played collegiate baseball at Columbia.  He and his wife Kathleen live in Media, Pa., with their three children, Alexa (16), William (14) and Tyler (12).

Selected Published Work

Jack R, Rao S, Donald Willier BS, D’Amore T, Gallivan R, Cohen SB, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG. Long Term Sports Participation and Satisfaction After UCL Reconstruction in Non-Professional Baseball Players. Orthop J Sports Med. In press.

Hadley CJ, Dixit A, Kunkel J, White AE, Ciccotti MG, Cohen SB, Dodson CC. Return to Play Rates Following Ulnar Nerve Transposition and Decompression Surgery: A Retrospective Analysis. JSES International. 2021

Chatterji R, White AE, Hadley CJ, Cohen SB, Freedman KB, Dodson CC. Return to Play Guidelines after Patellar Instability Surgery Requiring Bony Realignment: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(12):2325967120966134.

Blanchard ER, Hadley CJ, Wicks ED, Emper W, Cohen SB. Return to Play After Isolated Meniscal Repairs in Athletes: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(11):2325967120962093.

Dixit A, Dandu N, Hadley CJ, Nazarian LN, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG. Ultrasonographic Technique, Appearance, and Diagnostic Accuracy for Common Shoulder Sports Injuries: A Narrative Review. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine. In press.

Lucasti C, Dworkin M, Warrender W, Winters B, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG, Pedowitz D.Ankle and Lower Leg Injuries in Professional Baseball Players. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(4):908-915. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546520902135

Ciccotti MC, Hammoud S, Dodson CC, Cohen SB, Nazarian LN, Ciccotti MG. Medial Elbow Instability Resulting from Partial Tears of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament: Stress Ultrasound in a Cadaveric Model. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(11):2613-2620.

Hultman K, Szukics P, Grzenda A, Curriero F, Cohen SB. Gastrocnemius Injuries in Professional Baseball Players: An Epidemiological Study. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(10):2489-2498.

Weekes, Campbell R, Shi WJ, Ciccotti MG, Salvo J, Cohen SB, Tucker BS, Pepe MD, Freedman KB, Tjoumakaris FP. Are Patient and Surgeon Expectations following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Realistic? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020;478(3):619-628. DOI: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001082

White AE, Chatterji R, Zaman, S, Hadley C, Cohen SB, Freedman KB, Dodson CC. Development of a Return to Play Checklist Following Patellar Instability Surgery: A Delphi-based Consensus. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;28(3):806-815.

Buckley BS, Ciccotti MC, Bishop ME, Kane PW, Selverian S, Exume D, D’Angelo J, Emper W, Freedman KB, Hammoud S, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG. Youth Single-Sport Specialization in Professional Baseball Players. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(3):2325967120907875.

Salem HS, Carter AH, Shi WJ, Tjoumakaris FP, Cohen SB, Zoga AC,Freedman KB. The Meniscal Comma Sign: Characterization and Treatment of a Displaced Fragment in the Meniscotibial Recess. Orthopedics. 2018;41(3):e442-e444.

Chang ES, Bishop ME, Dodson CC, Deluca PL, Ciccotti MG, Cohen SB, Ramsey ML. Management of Elbow Dislocations in the National Football League. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018;6(2):2325967118755451.

Salem HS, Shi WJ, Ciccotti, MG, Tucker BS, Dodson CC, Freedman KB, Cohen SB. Contact versus non-contact ACL injuries: Is mechanism of injury predictive of concomitant knee pathology? Arthroscopy. 2018;34(1):200-204.

Cohen SB, Flato R, Wascher J, Watson RA, Salminen M, O’Brien D, Tjoumakaris FP, Ciccotti MG. Incidence and Characterization of Injury to the Infrapatellar Branch of the Saphenous Nerve after ACL Reconstruction: A Prospective Study. J Knee Surg. 2018;31(6):585-90.

Erickson B, Chalmers PN, Bach Jr, BR, Dines J, Verma N, Bush-Joseph C, Cohen SB, Romeo AR. Length of Time Between Surgery and Return to Sport Following Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers Does Not Predict Need for Revision Surgery. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017;26(4):699-703.

Buckley PS, Bishop M, Kane PW, Ciccotti MC, Selverian S, Exume D, Emper W, Freedman KB, Hammoud S, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG. Single Sport Specialization in Youth Sports: A Survey of 3,090 High School, Collegiate, and Professional Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(3):2325967120907875.

Camp CL, Conte S, Cohen SB, Thompson M, D’Angelo J, Nguyen JT, Dines JS. Epidemiology and Impact of Abdominal Oblique Injuries in Major and Minor League Baseball. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017;5(3):2325967117694025.

Dr. Christoph Kittl, MD
Head of Knee Surgery and Sports Traumatology
Department of Trauma-, Hand-, and Reconstructive Surgery (Head of Department: Prof. Raschke)
University Hospital Muenster
London, UK

Christoph Kittl is a specialist knee surgeon at the department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the university hospital in Muenster, where he also completed his residency training under Prof. Michael Raschke.

In 2019 he finished his postgraduate Master of surgery degree on the anatomy, biomechanics, and reconstructions of the anterolateral structures of the knee at the department of mechanical engineering with Prof. Andrew Amis at Imperial College London. This led to his special research interest using the six-degree of freedom robotic setup.

After residency training in Austria, he completed his fellowship training in Berlin with Prof. Andreas Weiler, at the sporthopaedicum Berlin, which shaped his special interests in anatomy and biomechanics of the peripheral structures of the knee and their reconstructions.

He has published several research and book chapters on the anterolateral and anteromedial structures of the knee and his work has recently been awarded the ESSKA Ligament and Biomechanics Award, the ISAKOS Young Investigator Award, and the AGA Medi Award. Christoph Kittl is an active member of the editorial board of the AJSM, VJSM, and KSSTA and serves as a member of the scientific committee of the 2021 ESSKA congress.

Selected Published Work

Kittl C, Robinson J, Raschke MJ, Olbrich A, Frank A, Glasbrenner J, Herbst E, Domnick C, Herbort M. Medial collateral ligament reconstruction graft isometry is effected by femoral position more than tibial position [published online ahead of print, 2021 Jan 17]. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2021;10.1007/s00167-020-06420-8.

Glasbrenner J, Kösters C, Spickermann L, Kittl C, Domnick C, Herbort M, Raschke MJ,  Schliemann B. Repair vs. Reconstruction for Acute Isolated ACL Tears- 2-Year Results of a Prospective Randomized StudyOrthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(5_supl4):2325967120S00326.

Wierer G, Milinkovic D, Robinson JR, Raschke MJ, Weiler A, Fink C, Herbort M, Kittl C. The superficial medial collateral ligament is the major restraint to anteromedial instability of the knee [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 10]. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;10.1007/s00167-020-05947-0.

Michel PA, Domnick C, Raschke MJ, Kittl C, Glasbrenner J, Deitermann L, Fink C, Herbort M. Soft Tissue Fixation Strategies of Human Quadriceps Tendon Grafts: A Biomechanical Study. Arthroscopy. 2019;35(11):3069-3076.

Kittl C, Becker DK, Raschke MJ, Müller M, Wierer G, Domnick C, Glasbrenner J, Michel P, Herbort M. Dynamic Restraints of the Medial Side of the Knee: The Semimembranosus Corner Revisited. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(4):863-869.

Kittl C, El-Daou H, Athwal KK, Gupte CM, Weiler A, Williams A, Amis AA. The Role of the Anterolateral Structures and the ACL in Controlling Laxity of the Intact and ACL-Deficient Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(2):345-354.

Kittl C, Halewood C, Stephen JM, Gupte CM, Weiler A, Williams A, Amis AA. Length change patterns in the lateral extra-articular structures of the knee and related reconstructions. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(2):354-362.

January Featured Editorial Board Members

Paul W. Ackermann, MD
Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Paul W. Ackermann is a Senior Lecturer at Karolinska Institutet, and orthopaedic surgeon at the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Karolinska University Hospital, both in Stockholm, Sweden. His passion for sports and particularly basketball and soccer led him to get involved with sports injuries, and this was the reason to enter a residency in orthopaedics. His mentor, Professor Per AFH Renström, a well-respected figure in orthopaedic sports medicine, introduced him to the world of sports medicine.

The mission of Dr. Ackermann’s research is to understand and exploit neurovascular pathways in the musculoskeletal system for restoring joint function, alleviating pain, and minimizing complications.

Dr. Ackermann’s research has demonstrated that patients with Achilles tendon ruptures exhibit a high risk, 50%, of suffering deep venous thrombosis. Even a silent deep venous thrombosis has by Dr. Ackermann’s research group been demonstrated to affect the patients´ outcome at one year after the rupture. 

One means to facilitate the development of improved treatment of tendon injuries pursued by Dr. Ackermann’s research group is to develop biomarkers for early healing, which can predict long-term outcome. Currently Dr. Ackermann holds a grant from the Swedish Research Council to examine the effects of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) on tissue repair and prevention of deep venous thrombosis during lower limb immobilization.

Selected Published Work

Svedman S, Juthberg R, Edman G, Ackermann PW. Reduced Time to Surgery Improves Patient-Reported Outcome and decreases the Risk of Adverse Events after Achilles Tendon Rupture. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(12):2929-2934.

Ackermann PW, PhisitkulP, Pearce CJ. Achilles tendinopathy – treatment: state of the artISAKOS Journal 2018

Svedman S, Westin O, Aufwerber S, Edman G, Nilsson-Helander K, Carmont MR, Karlsson J, Ackermann PW. Longer duration of operative time enhances healing metabolites and improves patient outcome after Achilles tendon rupture surgery. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018;26(7):2011-2020.

Aufwerber S, Heijne A, Silbernagel KG, Ackermann PW. High plantar force loading after Achilles tendon rupture repair with early functional mobilization. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(4):894-900.

Addevico F, Svedman S, Edman G, Ackermann PW. Pyruvate and Lactate as local Prognostic Biomarkers of Patient Outcome after Achilles Tendon Rupture. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2019;29(10):1529-1536.

Svedman S, Edman G, Ackermann PW. Deep venous thrombosis after Achilles tendon rupture is associated with poor patient-reported outcome. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;28(10):3309-3317.

Edman G, Silbernagel KG, Ackermann PW. Early mobilization does not reduce the risk of deep venous thrombosis after Achilles tendon rupture: a randomized controlled trial. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;28(1):312-319.

Edman G, Silbernagel KG, Ackermann PW. Does Early Functional Mobilization Affect Long-Term Outcomes After an Achilles Tendon Rupture? A Randomized Clinical Trial. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(3):2325967120906522.

Alim A, Grujic M, Ackerman PW, Kristiansson P, Blomgran P, Eliassson P, Peterson M, Pejler G. Glutamate Triggers the Expression of Functional Ionotropic and Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors in Mast Cells. Cell Mol Immunol. 2020;10.

Saarensilta A, Aufwerber S, Edman G, Ackermann PW. Achilles tendon ruptures during summer show the lowest incidence, but exhibit an increased risk of re-rupture. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;28(12):3978-3986.

Capone G, Svedman S, Juthberg S, Edman G, Ackermann PW. Higher pyruvate levels after Achilles tendon rupture surgery could be used as a prognostic biomarker of an improved patient outcome. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s00167-020-06037-x.

Aufwerber S, Heijne A, Edman G, Grävare Silbernagel K, Ackermann PW. Changes in tendon elongation and muscle atrophy over time after Achilles tendon rupture repair: A prospective cohort on the effects of early functional mobilization. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(13):3296-3305.

Norimasa Nakamura, MD, PhD
Professor, Institute for Medical Science in Sports, Osaka Health Science University

Invited Professor, Global Center for Medical Engineering and Informatics, Osaka University
Osaka, Japan

Dr. Norimasa Nakamura is the professor at the Institute for Medical Science in Sports at Osaka Health Science University, and the global center for the medical engineering and informatics at Osaka University. He is also guest professor at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hokkaido University Medical School and Faculty of Sports Science, Beijing University, China.

He is an orthopedic surgeon at the Osaka University Hospital, specializing in arthroscopic surgery and joint preservation surgery. He received his MD at the Osaka University in 1988 and completed the residency program at Osaka University and then started PhD course. He received PhD degree at post-graduate school of Medicine, Osaka University. His thesis was the mechanism of cytoskeletal reorganization associated with integrin receptors. Hereafter he was appointed as an assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Osaka University, where he engaged in arthroscopic reconstruction surgeries. Along with his clinical practice, he started a gene therapy research project to accelerate ligament healing. In 1996, he started post-doctoral research fellowship on gene therapy in ligament healing at the University of Calgary, Canada, under Prof. Cy Frank. In 1999, he was back to Osaka University and got further specialty training at Osaka Rosai Hospital. In 2009, he moved to the current position. He also serves as the Guest Professor, Department of Orthpaedic Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine and Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Peking University, China. His current interest in research is joint tissue repair with main focus on the regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues using biological approaches.

Prof. Nakamura received several national and international awards amongst others Research Excellence Award (JOA), London Life Award for Medical Research (Canada), New Investigator Recognition Award (ORS), Albert Trillat Young Investigator’s Award (ISAKOS), The best paper award (JOSSM), First Prize Research Grant Award (ACL study group), Best Rated Abstract Award (ICRS).

Prof. Nakamura is an established member of many domestic and international academic societies. Specifically, he has been actively involved in ICRS (Executive board, 2010-2018 and served as the President from 2015 to 16), and ISAKOS (Board of directors from 2009 to 13, the chair of the scientific committee, 2013 to 2015, the chair of the publication committee, 2019~, and Journal of ISAKOS, Board of Trustees, 2020~).

He serves as active Editorial Board member of AJSM, Cartilage, JISAKOS, JEO and JOS. He is also active reviewer of many scientific journal amongst others JBJS, AJSM, KSSTA, Cartilage, Osteoarthritis Cartilage, Biomaterials, Acta Biomateria, Stem Cells Translational Medicine. He has authored and co-authored of international peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is regularly invited by international conferences as a speaker and instructor.

Selected Published Work

Bannuru RR, Osani MC, Vaysbrot EE, Arden N, Bennell K, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA, Kraus VB, Lohmander LS, Abbott JH, Bhandari M, Blanco F, Espinosa R, Haugen IK, Lin, J, Mandl LA, Moilanen E, Nakamura N, Snyder-Mackler L, Trojian T, Underwood M, McAlindon TE. OARSI guidelines for the non-surgical management of knee, hip, and polyarticular osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2019 Jul 3. pii: S1063-4584(19)31116-1.

Yokota N, Hattori M, Ohtsuru T, Otsuji M, Lyman S, Shimomura K, Nakamura N. Comparative clinical outcomes after intra-articular injection with adipose-derived cultured stem cells (ASC) or non-cultured stromal vascular fraction (SVF) for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Am J Sports Med 2019;47(11):2577-2583.

O’Keefe RJ, Tuan RS, Lane NE, Barry F, Bunnell BA, Colnot C, Drake MT,  Drissi H, Fortier LA, Guldberg RE, Little DG, Marshall MF, Mao JJ, Nakamura N, Robey PG, Rosen V, Rowe DW, Schwarz EM. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research-Orthopaedic Researcg Society Joint Task Force Report on Cell Based Therapies. J Bone Miner Res. 2019 Sep 23. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3839.

Shimomura K, Rothrauff BB, Hart DA, Hamamoto S, Kobayashi M, Yoshikawa H, Tuan RS, Nakamura N. Enhanced Repair of Meniscal Hoop Structure Injuries Using An Aligned Electrospun Nanofibrous Scaffold Combined with a Mesenchymal Stem Cell-derived Tissue Engineered Construct. Biomaterials. 2019;192:346-354.

Shimomura K, Yasui Y, Koizumi K, Chijimatsu R, Hart DA, Yonetani Y, Ando W, Nishii T, Kanamoto T, Horibe S, Yoshikawa H, Nakamura N. First-in-human pilot study of implantation of a scaffold-free tissue-engineered construct generated from autologous synovial mesenchymal stem cells for repair of knee chondral lesions. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(10):2384-2393.

Yasui Y., Hart DA., Sugiya N., Chijimatsu R., Koizumi K., Ando W., Morigushi Y., Shimomura K., Myoi A., Yoshikawa H., Nakamura N. Time-dependent Recovery of Human Synovial Membrane MSC Function after High Dose Steroid Therapy: Case Report and Laboratory Study. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(3):695-701.

Yamada Y, Toritsuka Y, Nakamura N, Horibe S, Sugamoto K, Yoshikawa H, Shino K. Correlation of 3D Shift and 3D Tilt of the Patella in Patients With Recurrent Dislocation of the Patella and Healthy Volunteers: An In Vivo Analysis Based on 3-Dimensional Computer Models. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(13):3111-3118.

Chijimatsu R., Ikeya M., Yasui Y., Ikeda Y., Ebina K., Moriguchi Y., Shimomura K, Hart D.A., Yoshikawa H., Nakamura N. Characterization of mesenchymal stem cell-like cells derived from human iPSCs via neural crest development, and their application for osteochondral repair. Stem Cells Int. 2017, 2017:1960965.

Shimomura K., Moriguchi Y., Nansai R., Fujie H., Ando W., Horibe S., Hart D. A., Gobbi A., Yoshikawa H., and Nakamura N. Comparison of 2 Different Formulations of Artificial Bone for a Hybrid Implant With a Tissue-Engineered Construct Derived From Synovial Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Study Using a Rabbit Osteochondral Defect Model. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(3): 666-675.

Koizumi K, Ebina K, Hart DA, Hirao M, Noguchi T, Sugita N, Yasui Y, Chijimatsu R, Yoshikawa H, Nakamura N. Synovial mesenchymal stem cells from osteo- or rheumatoid arthritis joints exhibit good potential for cartilage repair using a scaffold-free tissue engineering approach. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016;24:1413-1422.

Moriguchi Y, Tateishi K, Ando W, Shimonura K, Yonetani Y, Tanaka Y, Kita K, Hart D. A., Gobbi A, Shino K, Yoshikawa H, Nakamura N. Repair of meniscal lesions using a scaffold-free tissue-engineered construct derived from allogenic synovial MSCs in a miniature swine model. Biomaterials. 2013;34(9):2185-2193.

Shimomura K, Ando W, Tateishi K, Nansai R, Fujie H, Hart DA, Kohda H, Kita K, Kanamoto T, Mae T, Nakata K, Shino K, Yoshikawa H, Nakamura N. The influence of skeletal maturity on allogenic synovial mesenchymal stem cell-based repair of cartilage in a large animal model. Biomaterials. 2010;31(31):8004-8011. Ando W, Tateishi K, Hart DA, Katakai D, Tanaka Y, Nakata K, Hashimoto J, Fujie H, Shino K, Yoshikawa H, Nakamura N. Cartilage repair using an in vitro generated scaffold-free tissue-engineered construct derived from porcine synovial mesenchymal stem cells. Biomaterials. 2007;28(36):5462-5470.