August Featured Editorial Board Members

Scott Rodeo, MD
Professor, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Attending Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Dr. Scott Rodeo is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is an Attending Surgeon at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he is Co-Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and Co-Director of the Orthopaedic Soft Tissue Research Program. After completing orthopaedic surgery residency and fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery, he joined the faculty on the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at The Hospital for Special Surgery. At HSS he has pursued a clinician-scientist pathway, where he leads the Laboratory for Joint Tissue Repair and Regeneration in the Orthopaedic Soft Tissue Research Program. His laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tendon, ligament, and meniscus healing. He runs a translational research program, with a focus on the use of stem cells and other techniques of biologic augmentation of soft tissue healing. The research program carries out parallel preclinical animal studies as well as human clinical studies.

His clinical practice involves orthopaedic sports medicine, with specialty interest in complex knee reconstruction (ligament, meniscus and cartilage surgery), tendon repair in the shoulder and other joints, and shoulder instability. He is Head Team Physician for the New York Giants Football Team. Rodeo served as a Team Physician for the United States Olympic Team in 2004, 2008, and 2012. Rodeo graduated cum laude from Stanford University, where he completed his undergraduate work while competing on the Stanford swimming team.

Selected Published Work

Related to Clinical Work

Rodeo SA, Nguyen JT, Cavanaugh JT, Patel Y, Adler RS. Clinical and Ultrasonographic Evaluations of the Shoulders of Elite Swimmers. Am J Sports Med. 44: 3214-3221, 2016. doi: 10.1177/0363546516657823

Cancienne JM, Brockmeier SF, Rodeo SA, Werner BC.  Perioperative serum lipid Status and statin use affect revision surgery rate after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.  In press, Am J Sports Med. 2017.

Tuca M, Luderowski E, Rodeo S. Meniscal transplant in children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Feb;28(1):47-54. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000306.

Zadeh L, Chevrier A, Farr J, Rodeo S, Buschmann M. Augmentation Techniques for Meniscus Repair. Journal of Knee Surgery, 2017. doi:

Grawe B, Burge A, Nguyen J, Strickland S, Warren R, Rodeo, Shubinstein B. Cartilage regeneration in full-thickness patellar chondral defects treated with particulated juvenile articular allograft cartilage: An MRI analysis. In press, Cartilage, 2017.

Maher SA, Wang H, Koff MF, Belkin N, Potter HG, Rodeo SA.Clinical platform for understanding the relationship between joint contact mechanics and articular cartilage changes after meniscal surgery. J Orthop Res. 2017 Mar;35(3):600-611. doi: 10.1002/jor.23365. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Wang D and Rodeo S. Platelet-Rich Plasma in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Critical Analysis Review. In press, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2017.

Werner BC, Belkin NS, Kennelly S, Weiss L, Barnes RP, Potter HG, Warren RF, Rodeo SA. Acute gastrocnemius-soleus complex injuries in National Football League athletesThe Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2017.

Werner BC, Belkin NS, Kennelly S, Weiss L, Barnes RP, Rodeo SA, Warren RF, Hotchkiss RN. Injuries to the collateral ligaments of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb, including simultaneous combined thumb ulnar and radial collateral ligament injuries, in National Football League athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan;45(1):195-200. doi: 10.1177/0363546516660979. Epub 2016 Oct 1.

Related to Basic Laboratory Work

Zong J, Mosca MJ, Degen R, Lebaschi A, Carballo C, Carbone A, Cong GT, Ying L, Deng X, Rodeo SA. Involvement of Indian hedgehog signaling in mesenchymal stem cell-augmented rotator cuff tendon repair in an athymic rat model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Apr;26(4):580-588. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.09.036. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

Zong JC, Ma R, Wang H, Cong GT, Lebaschi A, Deng XH, Rodeo SA. The effect of graft pretensioning on bone tunnel diameter and bone formation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in a rat model. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb 1:363546516686967. doi: 10.1177/0363546516686967. [Epub ahead of print]

Degen RM, Carbone A, Carballo C, Zong J, Chen T, Lebaschi A, Ying L, Deng XH, Rodeo SA. The effect of purified human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells on rotator cuff tendon healing in an athymic rat. Arthroscopy. 2016 Dec;32(12):2435-2443. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.04.019. Epub 2016 Jun 7.

Rodeo SA, Voigt C, Ma R, Solic J, Stasiak M, Ju X, El-Amin S, Deng X. Use of a New Model Allowing Controlled Uniaxial Loading to Evaluate Tendon Healing in a Bone Tunnel. J Orthop Res. 2015 Oct 28. doi: 10.1002/jor.23087. [Epub ahead of print]

Carbone A, Carballo C, Ma R, Wang H, Deng X, Dahia C, Rodeo S. Indian hedgehog signaling and the role of graft tension in tendon-to-bone healing: Evaluation in a rat ACL reconstruction model. J Orthop Res. 2016 Apr;34(4):641-9. doi: 10.1002/jor.23066. Epub 2015 Nov 25.


MAJ Jonathan Dickens, MD
Director of Research, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

MAJ Jonathan (Jon) Dickens is the Director of Research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Research Chair for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and an attending in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  He additionally serves as the Director for the Military Orthopaedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Network (MOTION), a DoD-wide research and quality improvement initiative to collect and improve outcomes following musculoskeletal injuries in the military population.  Dr. Dickens’ research interests include shoulder and knee instability in the military and sports populations.  His research has been awarded the Aircast Award from the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

Selected Published Work

Dickens JF, Rue JP, Cameron KL, Kilcoyne KG, Allred CD, Svoboda SJ, Tokish JM, Peck KY, Owens BD.  Improved Return to Play in Contact Athletes Following Arthroscopic Stabilization for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Multicenter Service Academy StudyAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. ePub ahead of Print 28 June 2017.

Dickens JF, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Masini BD, Peck KY, Svoboda SJ. The Impact of Sub-Critical Bone Loss and Exposure on Recurrent Instability Following Arthroscopic Bankart Repair in American Collegiate Football. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017.45 (8): 1769-1775.

Balazs GC, Williams BC, Knaus, CM, Brooks DI, Dickens JF, McCabe MP, Anderson TD. Morphologic Distribution of the Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine in Patients With and Without Hip Impingement: Reliability, Validity and Relationship to the Intraoperative Assessment. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017;45(5):1117-1123.

Balazs GC, Brelin AM, Dwoarak TC, Brooks DI, Mauntel TC, Tintle SM, Dickens JF. Outcomes and Complications of Triceps Tendon Repair Following Acute Rupture in American Military Personnel. Injury. 2016.47(10):2247-2251.

Donahue MA, Owens BD, Dickens JF. Return to Play following Anterior Shoulder Dislocation and Stabilization Surgery. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 2016;35(4):545-561.

Balazs GC, Brelin AM, Grimm PD, Dickens JF, Keblish DJ, Rue JP. Hybrid tibial fixation of soft tissue grafts in ACL reconstruction: A systematic review. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016;44(10):2724-2732.

Balazs GC, Brelin AM, Donohue MA, Dworak TC, Rue JP, Giuliani JR, Dickens JF. Incidence Rate and Results of Surgical Treatment of Pectoralis Major Tendon Ruptures in Active Duty Military Personnel. American Journal of Sports Medicine.  2016;44(7)1837-1843).

Picket A, Kluk MW, Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Rue JP. Intra-Operative Measurement Following Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Excision: Correlation with Post-Operative Radiographs. Current Orthopaedics Practice. 2015;26(4):371-375.

Balazs GC, Dickens JF, Brelin A, Wolf J, Rue JP, Potter BK. Analysis of Orthopaedic Research Produced During the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2015;473(9):2777-84.

Bevevino, AJ, Dickens JF, Potter BK Gordon W, Forsberg, JA. A model to Predict Limb Salvage in Severe Combat-related Open Calcaneus Fractures.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2014;6(5):3002-9.

Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Svoboda SJ, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Sullivan RT, Rue JP. Reported Concussion Rates for Three Division I Football Programs: An Evaluation of the New NCAA Concussion PolicySports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2014;6(5):402-5.

Dickens JF, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Kilcoyne KG, Allred CD, Svoboda SJ, Tokish JM, Peck KY, Rue JP. Return to Play and Recurrence Following In-season Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Multicenter Study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014;42(12):2842-50.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Kluk MW, Gordon W, Shawen SB, Potter BK. Risk Factors for Infection and Amputation following Open, Combat-Related Calcaneus Fractures.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American). 2013;95(5):e24,1-8.

Owens B, Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Rue JP. Management of Mid-Season Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in Athletes.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2012;20(8):518-26.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Giuliani J, Owens B. Circumferential Labral Tears: A New Pathologic Consideration in First-Time Anterior Shoulder Dislocations.  American Journal of Sports Medicine.  2012;40:213-7.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Tintle SM, Giuliani J, Schaefer RA, Rue JP. Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis: An Anatomic Study and Evaluation of At-Risk StructuresAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012;40(10):2337-41.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Haniuk E, Owens B. Combined Lesions of the Glenoid Labrum.  The Physician and Sports Medicine. 2012;40(1): 102-108.

Evans KN, Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Rue JP, Giuliani J, Gwinn D, Wilckens J. Predisposing risk factors for noncontact ACL injuries in military subjects.  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy. 2012; 20(8): 1554-9.

Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Chronister, R, Keblish DJ, Rue JP. Outcomes of Grade I and II Hamstring Injuries in an Intercollegiate Athletic Population Using a Novel Rehabilitation ProtocolSports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.  2011;3(6): 528-33.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Kluk MW, Waterman S, Rue JP. The Posterolateral Corner: Surgical Approach and Technique Overview.  Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011;24(3):151-158.

Rue JP, Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Kluk MW. Diagnosis and Treatment of Injuries to the Posterolateral Ligament Complex.  Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011;24(3):143-150.

Rue, JF, Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF. Special Focus Edition: Complex Knee Problems in an Active Duty Military Population, Part II: Posterolateral Corner, Meniscus, and Cartilage Injuries. Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011; 24(3):141-142.

Shelbourne KD and Dickens JF. Joint Space Narrowing after Partial Medial Meniscectomy in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Intact Knee.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2007;15:519-524.

Shelbourne KD and Dickens JFDigital Radiographic Evaluation of Medial Joint Space Narrowing after Partial Meniscectomy of Bucket-Handle Medial Meniscus Tears in ACL-Intact KneesAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006;34:1648-1655.

July Featured Editorial Board Members

Gary S. Solomon, PhD
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center
Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Solomon is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist who has practiced in Nashville since 1984, specializing in neuropsychological assessment and treatment. After 27 years in private practice, Dr. Solomon joined the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in February of 2011 as a Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center. He is a Professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Solomon received an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree from Mississippi State University, and a doctoral degree from Texas Tech University. His 1983 doctoral dissertation was a study of concussion. He completed his predoctoral internship at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Solomon has served as the Team Neuropsychologist for the Nashville Predators since 1998, and has been the Consulting Neuropsychologist for the Tennessee Titans since 1999. He also serves as the Consulting Neuropsychologist for Athletic Departments at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Tech University, and the University of Tennessee. He is Associate Section Editor for the journal Neurosurgery, and is a member of the editorial boards of American Journal of Sports Medicine, Concussion, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, and Developmental Neuropsychology. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for more than 15 journals. He published a book on sports concussion in 2006, and has published over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts on sport-related concussion. He was a member of the Observer Group at the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, a Charter Member of the Sports Neuropsychology Society, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

His clinical practice is devoted to treating adolescents and adults with sport-related concussions.

Selected Published Work

Yengo-Kahn, A., Johnson, D., Zuckerman, S.L., & Solomon, G.S. (2016). Concussion in the NFL: A Current Concepts review. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(3), 801-811.

Yengo-Kahn, A. & Solomon, G.S. (2016). Are psychotropic medications associated with differences in baseline neurocognitive assessment scores for young athletes? A pilot study. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 43(3), 227-235.

Diamond, A. B. Callahan, S.T., Chain, K.F., Solomon, G.S. (2016). A qualitative review of hazing in collegiate and school sports: consequences from a lack of culture, knowledge and responsiveness. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(3), 149-153.

Solomon, G.S., Kuhn, A.W., Zuckerman, S.L., Casson, I.R., Viano, D.C., Lovell, M.R., Sills, A.K. (2016). Participation in pre-high school football and later life neurological, neuroradiological, and neuropsychological findings: A study of 45 retired NFL players. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(5), 1106-1115.

Solomon, G.S., Kuhn, A.W., & Zuckerman, S.L. (2016). Depression as a modifying factor in sports-related concussion: A critical review of the literature. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 44(1), 14-19.

Zuckerman, S. L., Yengo-Kahn, A., Buckley, T.A., Solomon, G.S., Sills, A.K., & Kerr, Z.Y. (2016). Predictors of post-concussion syndrome in collegiate student-athletes, Neurosurgical Focus, 40(4), E13.

Yengo-Kahn, A., Hale, A.T., Zalneraitis, B.H., Zuckerman, S.L., Sills, A.K., & Solomon, G.S. (2016). The Sideline Concussion Assessment Tool: A systematic review. Neurosurgical Focus, 40(4), E6.

Zuckerman, S.L., Prather, C.T., Yengo-Kahn, A., Solomon, G.S., Sills, A.K., Bonfield, C.M. (2016). Sport-related structural brain injury associated with arachnoid cysts: a systematic review and quantitative analysis. Neurosurgical Focus, 40(4), E9.

Kuhn, A.W., Zuckerman, S.L., Totten, D. & Solomon, G.S. (2016). Style of play after returning from concussion in the National Hockey League (NHL). American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(8), 2152-2157.

Zuckerman, S.L., Totten, D.J., Rubel, K.E., Kuhn, A.W., Yengo-Kahn, A.M., & Solomon, G.S. (2016). Mechanisms of injury as a diagnostic predictor of sport-related concussion severity in football, basketball, and soccer: Results from a regional concussion registry. Clinical Neurosurgery, 63(1), 102-112.

Militana, A.R., Donahue, M.J., Sills, A.K., Solomon, G.S., Gregory, A.J., Strother, M.K., Morgan, V.L. (2016). Alterations in default-mode network connectivity may be influenced by cerebrovascular changes within one week of sports related concussion in college varsity athletes: a pilot study. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 10(2), 559-568.

Yengo-Kahn, A.M., Zuckerman, S.L., Zalneraitis, B.H., Gardner, R.M., Kerr, Z.Y., & Solomon, G.S. (2016). Performance following a first professional concussion among National Basketball Association players. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 44(3), 297-303.

Odom, M.J., Lee, Y.M., Zuckerman, S.L., Apple, R.P., Germanos, T., Solomon, G.S.,
& Sills, A.K. (2016). Balance assessment in sports-related concussion: Evaluating the test-retest reliability of the Equilibrate System. Journal of Surgical Orthopedic Advances, 25(2), 93-98.

Brett, B.L., Smyke. N., Solomon, G.S., Baughman, B., & Schatz, P. (2016). Long-term stability and reliability of baseline cognitive assessments in high school athletes using ImPACT at 1-, 2-, and 3-year test-retest intervals. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31(8), 904-914.

Collins, M., Kontos, A., Okonkwo, D., Almquist, J., Bailes, J., Barisa, M., Bazarian, J., Bloom, J., Brody, D., Cantu, R., Cardenas, J., Clugston, J., Cohen, R., Echemendia, R., Elbin, R., Ellenbogen, R., Fonseca, J., Gioia, G., Guskiewicz, K., Heyer, R.,Gillian Hotz, G., Iverson, G. Jordan, B., Manley, G., Maroon, J., McAllister, T., McCrea, M., Mucha, A., Pieroth, E., Podell, K.,Pombo, M., Shetty, T., Sills, A., Solomon, G.,Thomas, D., Valovich McLeod, T., Yates, T., Zafonte, R. (2016). Statements of Agreement from the Targeted Evaluation and Active Management (TEAM) Approaches to Treating Concussion Meeting Held in Pittsburgh, October 15-16, 2015. Neurosurgery, 79, 912-929.

Lee, Y.M., Kevin M. Stanko,, K.M., Wu, A., Zuckerman, S.L., LaChaud, G.L., Solomon, G.S., & Sills, A.K. (2016). Obesity and neurocognitive recovery after sports-related concussion in athletes: A case-control study. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 44(3), 217-222.

Gardner, R.M., Yengo-Kahn, A., Bonfield, C.M., & Solomon, G.S. (2017). Comparison of baseline and post-concussion ImPACT test scores in young athletes with stimulant-treated and untreated ADHD. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 45(1), 1-10.

Brett, B.L., & Solomon, G.S. (2017). The influence of validity criteria on ImPACT test-retest reliability among high school athletes. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 39(3), 286-295.

Kuhn, A.W., Zuckerman, S.L., Solomon, G.S., Casson, I.R., & Viano, D.C. (2017). Interrelationships among neuroimaging biomarkers, neuropsychological test data, and symptom reporting in a cohort of retired National Football League (NFL) players. Sports Health, 9(1), 30-40.

Brett, B.L., & Solomon, G.S. (2017). Comparison of neurocognitive performance in contact and noncontact non-concussed high school athletes across a two-year period. Developmental Neuropsychology, 42(2), 70-82.

Zuckerman, S.L., Zalneraitis, B.H., Totten, D.J., Rubel, K.E., Kuhn, A.W., Yengo-Kahn, A.M., Bonfield, C.M., Sills, A.K., & Solomon, G.S. (2017). Socioeconomic status and outcomes after sport-related concussion: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, in press.

Zuckerman, S.L., Totten, D.J., Rubel, K.E., Kuhn, A.W., Yengo-Kahn, A.M., & Solomon, G.S. Mechanisms of injury as a diagnostic predictor of sport-related concussion severity in
football, basketball, and soccer: Results from a regional concussion registry. Clinical Neurosurgery, 68(1), 102-112.

Kuhn, A.W., Zuckerman, S.L., Yengo-Kahn, A.M., Kerr, Z.Y., Totten, D.J., Rubel, K.E., Sills, A.K., & Solomon, G.S. Factors associated with playing through a sport-related concussion. Clinical Neurosurgery, in press.

Feddermann-Demont N, Echemendia R., Schneider K., Solomon G., Hayden K.A., Turner M., Dvorak J., Straumann D., & Tarnutzer A.A. (2017). What domains of clinical function should be assessed after sport-related concussion? A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51, 903-918.

Iverson, G.L., Gardner, A. J., Terry, D.P., Ponsford, J.L., Sills, A.K., Broshek, D.K., & Solomon, G.S. (2017). Predictors of clinical recovery from concussion: A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51, 941-948.

Kuhn, A.W., Gentry, W., Patel, R.D., Yengo-Kahn, A.M., Kerr, Z.Y., Solomon, G.S., & Zuckerman, S.L. Player performance after returning from a concussion in the National Football League (NFL): A pilot study. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances, in press.

Brett, B.L. Solomon, G.S., Hill, J., & Schatz, P. Two-year test-retest reliability in high school athletes Using the four- and two-factor ImPACT composite structures: The effects of learning disorders and headache/migraine treatment history. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, in press.


Louis DeFrate, PhD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Dr. DeFrate is the Frank H. Bassett III, M.D. Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University. He also holds appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. DeFrate’s research focuses on the application of engineering principles to investigate clinically relevant problems related to the musculoskeletal system. Dr. DeFrate has published widely on the use of MR imaging and biplanar radiography to measure in vivo joint function and cartilage loading in normal subjects as well as those at high risk for the development of osteoarthritis. Dr. DeFrate has also used these techniques to quantify in vivo ligament and tendon deformation. Additionally, he has recently developed a new “stress test” of the knee for evaluating changes in the mechanical and biochemical environments of cartilage in response to activities of daily living. By combining these approaches with MRI sequences that non-invasively quantify tissue composition as well as local and systemic biomarkers of tissue metabolism, innovative analyses of joint health can be performed. Using this approach, Dr. DeFrate has led a number of clinical research projects at Duke University Medical Center, including several NIH grants related to cartilage degeneration after ligament injury and ACL injury mechanisms. His work in this area has recently been acknowledged by the 2016 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). Other recent awards include the 2017 Women’s Health Issues Advisory Board Best Poster Award from the AAOS and ORS and the 2017 Best Poster Award from the Meniscus Section of the ORS.

Selected Published Work

DeFrate LE. Effects of ACL graft placement on in vivo knee function and cartilage thickness distributions. J Orthop Res. 2017 Jun;35(6):1160-1170.

Liu B, Goode AP, Carter TE, Utturkar GM, Huebner JL, Taylor DC, Moorman CT 3rd, Garrett WE, Kraus VB, Guilak F, DeFrate LE, McNulty AL. Matrix metalloproteinase activity and prostaglandin E2 are elevated in the synovial fluid of meniscus tear patients. Connect Tissue Res. 2017 May – Jul;58(3-4):305-316.

Lad NK, Liu B, Ganapathy PK, Utturkar GM, Sutter EG, Moorman CT 3rd, Garrett WE, Spritzer CE, DeFrate LE. Effect of normal gait on in vivo tibiofemoral cartilage strains. J Biomech. 2016 Sep 6;49(13):2870-2876.

Sutter EG, Widmyer MR, Utturkar GM, Spritzer CE, Garrett WE Jr, DeFrate LE. In vivo measurement of localized tibiofemoral cartilage strains in response to dynamic activity. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;43(2):370-6. PMCID: PMC4315145

Carter TE, Taylor KA, Spritzer CE, Utturkar GM, Taylor DC, Moorman CT 3rd, Garrett WE, Guilak F, McNulty AL, DeFrate LE. In vivo cartilage strain increases following medial meniscal tear and correlates with synovial fluid matrix metalloproteinase activity. J Biomech. 2015 Jun 1;48(8):1461-8. PMCID: PMC4558182.

Widmyer MR, Utturkar GM, Leddy HA, Coleman JL, Spritzer CE, Moorman CT 3rd, DeFrate LE, Guilak F. High body mass index is associated with increased diurnal strains in the articular cartilage of the knee. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Oct;65(10):2615-22

Coleman JL, Widmyer MR, Leddy HA, Utturkar GM, Spritzer CE, Moorman CT 3rd, Guilak F, DeFrate LE. Diurnal variations in articular cartilage thickness and strain in the human knee. J Biomech. 2013 Feb 1;46(3):541-7. PMCID: PMC3954747.

June Featured Editorial Board Members

Alfred Atanda, Jr.

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Director, Center for Sports Medicine
A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, Delaware

Alfred Atanda, Jr. is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine at the Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, where he is the director of the Center for Sports Medicine. He performs arthroscopic surgery of the knee, elbow, ankle, and shoulder as well as general orthopedic and trauma surgical procedures. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed an internship and an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Atanda also completed fellowships in pediatric orthopedics, at A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and in sports medicine, at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. He currently is a member of American Journal for Sports Medicine General and Electronic Media Editorial Boards. His research interests are in upper extremity overuse injury prevention and general orthopedic trauma. Recently, he has developed an interest in technology and innovation by routinely using telemedicine in his sports medicine practice. He leverages telemedicine technology to streamline the patient clinical experience. In addition, he uses technology to provide virtual consultations to general pediatricians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. He is currently piloting a program to hold a virtual “training room” and provide real-time, virtual coverage of athletic events. As a budding entrepreneur, his future aspiration is to create an app-based, national platform to utilize telemedicine to triage, navigate, evaluate, and treat patients during their clinical experience.

Selected Published Work

Ciccotti M, Atanda A, Nazarian L, Cohen S, Holmes Jr., L, Dodson C. Stress Sonography of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow in Professional Baseball Pitchers: a 10-year Study. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Mar;42(3):544-551.

Akyol Y, Averill LW, Atanda A, Kecskemethy H, Bober M, Mackenzie WG. Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of the Knee in Children and Adolescents with Achondroplasia. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Jun;45(6):888-95.

O’Brien D, O’Hagan T, Stewart R, Atanda Jr A, Hammoud S, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG. Outcomes for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: A Retrospective Review Using the KJOC Assessment Score with Two Year Follow-Up in an Overhead Throwing Population. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jun;23(6):934-40.

Atanda Jr. A, Buckley PS, Hammoud S, Cohen SB, Nazarian LN, Ciccotti MG. Early Anatomic Changes of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament Identified by Stress Ultrasound of the Elbow in Young Professional Baseball Pitchers. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print].

Dizdarevic I, Low S, Currie DW, Comstock RD, Hammoud S, Atanda A. Epidemiology of Elbow Dislocations in High School Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jan;44(1):202-8.

Atanda A, Wallace M, Bober MB, Mackenzie W. Arthroscopic Treatment of Discoid Lateral Meniscus Tears in Children With Achondroplasia. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jul-Aug;36(5):e55-8.

Hoernschemeyer DG, Atanda Jr. A, Dean-Davis E, Gupta SK. The Discoid Meniscus Associated with Achondroplasia: A Case Series. Orthopedics. 2016 May 1;39(3):e498-503.

Eiszner J, Atanda A, Rangavajjula A, Theroux M. A Case Series of Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Pediatric and Young Adults with Skeletal Dysplasia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 May;26(5):553-6.

Atanda Jr. A, Averill LW, Wallace M, Niiler TA, Nazarian LN, Ciccotti MG. Factors Related to Increased Ulnar Collateral Ligament Thickness on Stress Sonography of the Elbow in Asymptomatic, Youth and Adolescent Baseball Pitchers. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec;44(12):3179-3187.

Orozco MP, Record N, Bober MB, Mackenzie WG, Atanda A. Knee Arthroscopy Findings in Children with Achondroplasia. Journal of Children’s Orthopedics. Currently in press.



Pablo E. Gelber, MD, PhD
Orthopaedic Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and ICATME-Hospital Universitari Dexeus
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Pablo E. Gelber performed his residency program at the Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain.  His clinical and research activity comprise the entire spectrum and the most up-to-date of surgical and non-operative treatments of the knee. Currently, he serves at the Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and of ICATME-Hospital Universitari Dexeus, Spain. He obtained in 2007 a Summa Cum Laude for his Doctoral Thesis. He was nominated as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2014. Despite his young age, he has already been Member of the Board of the Spanish Arthroscopy Association, Scientific Chairman of the ESSKA Congress in Barcelona 2016, and member of different Committees of ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy). He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed studies and several book chapters. He is a reference as knee surgeon in Spain and Europe and is frequently invited to give lectures and surgical demonstrations worldwide. He is member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sport Medicine, reviewer of several additional international journals, and member of several medical associations. He has also been director of several doctoral projects. Dr. Gelber has large experience in the care of athletes at all levels of competition. He holds visiting fellows from all over the world and is involved in different teaching activities periodically. Dr. Gelber enjoys starting the day at 5.30 am to practice sports before going to work. This keeps him fit and awake from time cero!

Selected Published Work

Erquicia JI, Gelber PE, Sosa G, Pelfort X, Tey M, Monllau JC. How to improve the prediction of quadruple semitendinosus and gracilis autograft sizes with magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonographyAm J Sport Med. 2013;41:1857-63.

Gelber PE, Erquicia JI, Sosa G, Ferrer G, Abat F, Rodriguez-Baeza A, Segura-Cros C, Monllau JC. Safe drilling angles to perform the femoral tunnels of the popliteus tendon and fibular collateral ligament in multiligamentary knee reconstructions. Computed tomography evaluation in a cadaveric model. Arthroscopy 2013;29:257-265.

Gelber PE, Batista J, Millán-Billi A, Patthauer L, Vera S, Gómez-Masdeu M, Monllau JC. Magnetic resonance evaluation of the TruFit plugs in the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the knee shows poor repair tissue quality. Knee 2014;21:827-32.

Gelber PE, Isart A, Erquicia J, Pelfort X, Tey M, Monllau JC. Partial meniscal substitution with a polyurethane scaffold does not improve outcome after an open wedge high tibial osteotomy. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015;23:334-339

Gelber PE, Petrica A, Marí-Molina R, Isart A, Monllau JC. The magnetic resonance aspect of a meniscal polyurethane scaffold is worse in advanced cartilage defects without deterioration of clinical outcomes after a minimum two-year follow-up. Knee 2015;22:389-394.

Perez-Prieto D, Torres-Claramunt R, Gelber PE, Shehata TAM, Pelfort X, Monllau JC. Autograft soaking in vancomycin reduces the risk of infection after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2016;24:2724-2728.

Gelber PE, Masferrer-Pino A, Erquicia J, Abat F, Pelfort J, Rodríguez-Baeza A, Monllau JC. Femoral tunnel drilling angles por posteromedial corner reconstructions of the knee. Arthroscopy. 2015;31:1764-1771.

Monllau JC, Masferrer-Pino À, Ginovart G, Pérez-Prieto D, Gelber PE, Sanchis-Alfonso V. Clinical and radiological outcomes after a quasi-anatomical reconstruction of medial patellofemoral ligament with gracilis tendon autograft. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print].

Abat F, Sánchez JL, Martín-Nogueras AM, Calvo-Arenillas JI, Yajeya J, Méndez-Sánchez R, Monllau JC, Gelber PE. Randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of the ultrasound-guided galvanic electrolysis technique (USGET) versus conventional electro-physiotherapeutic treatment on patellar tendinopathy. Journal of Experimental Orthopaedic. 2016 3:34.

Carrera I, Gelber PE, Chary G, Gómez-Masdeu M, González-Ballester MA, Monllau JC, Noailly J. An intact fibula may contribute to allow early weight bearing in surgically treated tibial plateau fractures. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Mar 3 [Epub ahead of print]

Millán-Billi A, Gómez-Masdeu M, Ramírez-Bermejo E, Ibañez M, Gelber PE. What is the most reproducible classification system to assess tibial plateau fractures? Int Orthop 2017 Apr 13 [Epub ahead of print].


May Featured Editorial Board Members

Olufemi R. Ayeni, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Associate Professor, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Olufemi (Femi) R. Ayeni, MD, MSc, FRCSC is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and fellowship director of the sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at McMaster University, Canada.  He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at McMaster University followed by 2 additional years of sports medicine fellowship training first at the University of Ottawa under the tutelage of Donald H. Johnson, MD and then at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  His clinical focus addresses athletic injuries of the hip, knee, and shoulder, and he is the medical director of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.  He has a research focus addressing hip preservation surgery and surgical outcomes in sports medicine. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and 20 book chapters in the last 7 years.  Dr. Ayeni’s clinical research addressing femoroacetabular impingement has been funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.  He is an active reviewer for over 20 journals, an associate editor for several orthopaedic journals, and sits on several editorial boards and scientific committees. He recently edited a textbook titled Diagnosis and Management of Femoroacetabular Impingent, An Evidence-Based Approach (eds. Ayeni, Karlsson, Philippon, Safran) and will defend his PhD thesis titled “Femoroacetabular Impingement-The Pursuit of Evidence” this fall (2017) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Ayeni is married to Theresa, who is an ear, nose and throat surgeon, and has 2 children.

Selected Published Work

Khan, M., Bedi, A., Fu, F., Karlsson, J., Ayeni OR., Bhandari, M. Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome: New Perspectives. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2016 May; 12(5):303-10.

de SA D, Holmich P, Phillips M, Heaven S, Simunovic N, Philippon MJ, Ayeni OR. Athletic Groin Pain: A Systemic Review of Surgical Diagnoses, Investigations and Treatment. Br J Sports Med. 2016 May 6. pii: bjsports-2015-095137.

de Sa D, Cargnelli S, Catapano M, Bedi A, Simunovic N, Burrow S, Ayeni OR. Femoroacetabular Impingement in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Systematic Review Examining Indications, Outcomes, and Complications of Open and Arthroscopic Treatment. Arthroscopy. 2015 Feb; 31(2):373-384.

Hoppe DJ, de Sa D, Simunovic N, Bhandari M, Safran MR, Larson CM, Ayeni OR. The learning curve for hip arthroscopy: A systematic review. Arthroscopy. 2014 Mar; 30(3):389-397

Ayeni OR, Chahal M, Tran MN, Sprague S. Pivot shift as an outcome measure for ACL reconstruction: a systematic review. Knee Surg. Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 Apr; 20(4): 767-77.

Khan M, Evaniew N, Gichuru M, Habib A, Ayeni OR, Bedi A, Walsh M, Devereaux PJ, Bhandari M. The Fragility of Statistically Significant Findings from Randomized Trials in Sports Surgery: A Systematic Survey. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov 1.

Mundi R, Bedi A, Chow L, Crouch S, Simunovic N, Sibilsky Enselman E, Ayeni OR. Cartilage Restoration of the Knee: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Level 1 Studies. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul; 44(7):1888-95.

Creech MJ, Yeung M, Denkers M, Simunovic N, Athwal GS, Ayeni OR. Surgical indications for long head biceps tenodesis: a systematic review. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Jul; 24(7):2156-66



Sam Oussedik, BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Director of Surgical Education, University College Hospital London
London, United Kingdom

Sam trained as an undergraduate at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He went on to join the North West Thames orthopaedic training rotation following a period devoted to stem cell research. He continued to develop his interest in lower limb surgery in general and knee surgery in particular. In 2010, he spent a year as the Knee Fellow at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and team doctor for the Gordon Highlanders rugby union team, gaining further specialized experience in knee and sports surgery.

Collaborations with the team at the Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute culminated in several publications on sports and arthroplasty topics.

Sam was appointed to University College Hospital London in 2012 as a lower limb surgeon with a special interest in knee surgery. His elective practice is 90% knee based, including all aspects of knee surgery from ligament reconstruction and joint preservation work to primary and revision arthroplasty. He also retains a keen interest in general trauma.

His research interests include joint preservation through cartilage restoration and osteotomy about the knee and gaining the best performance from knee arthroplasty.  His studies include using computer navigation hardware to gain a better understanding of knee kinematics, the response to injury and the effects of surgical interventions; imaging cartilage in novel ways to evaluate the effects of treatments; and using cell based therapies in the early stages of osteoarthritis.

As the Director of Surgical Education at UCLH, Sam runs a number of instructional courses for basic and higher surgical trainees as well as masterclasses for fellow lower limb specialists. He is the co-author of books on trauma care and knee arthroplasty as well as an ever-increasing number of peer-reviewed publications.

In addition to editorial board duties with AJSM and OJSM, Sam is the Knee Editor for the Bone and Joint Journal.

In 2016, Sam was fortunate enough to be selected for the ABC travelling fellowship and gained a great insight into the US and Canadian Health systems.

Selected Published Work

Kalson NS, Borthwick LA, Mann DA, Deehan DJ, Lewis P, Mann C, Mont MA, Morgan-Jones R, Oussedik S, Williams FM, Toms A, Argenson JN, Bellemans J, Bhave A, Furnes O, Gollwitzer H, Haddad FS, Hofmann S, Krenn V. International consensus on the definition and classification of fibrosis of the knee joint. Bone Joint J. 2016; 98-B(11):1479-1488.

Oussedik S, Abdel MP, Cross MB, Haddad FS. Alignment and fixation in total knee arthroplasty: changing paradigms. Bone Joint J. 2015; 97-B(10 Suppl A):16-9.

Oussedik S, Tsitskaris K, Parker D. Treatment of articular cartilage lesions of the knee by microfracture or autologous chondrocyte implantation: a systematic review. Arthroscopy. 2015; 31(4):732-44.

Morgan-Jones R, Oussedik SI, Graichen H, Haddad FS. Zonal fixation in revision total knee arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 2015;97-B(2):147-9.

Oussedik S, Scholes C, Ferguson D, Roe J, Parker D. Is femoral component rotation in a TKA reliably guided by the functional flexion axis? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012; 470(11):3227-32.

Oussedik SI, Dodd MB, Haddad FS. Outcomes of revision total hip replacement for infection after grading according to a standard protocol. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010; 92(9):1222-6.

Kalia P, Coathup MJ, Oussedik S, Konan S, Dodd M, Haddad FS, Blunn GW. Augmentation of bone growth onto the acetabular cup surface using bone marrow stromal cells in total hip replacement surgery. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009; 15(12):3689-96.

April Featured Editorial Board Members

Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dr. Arendt received her Orthopaedic training at University of Rochester, New York, followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine at University of Minnesota. Her clinical and research activities have centered on injuries that are more common in females, in particular injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament and the patellofemoral joint. She has enjoyed high visibility and clinical expertise in the field of the patellofemoral joint. She is the team physician for women’s volleyball and basketball at her university and past team physician for USA Hockey (1992-1994).

She has held a number of administrative roles in athletics both nationally and locally. She was the Medical Director for Men and Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Minnesota for 20 years, stepping down in 2010. She was appointed to the NCAA Medical Safeguard Committee (6 years) and the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sport (8 years). She currently serves on the Academic Advisory Board for the IOC Diploma in Sports Medicine.

She has been a committee member and chair for a number of organization including AAOS, AOSSM, ESSKA, and ISAKOS. She was the godmother to the AOSSM traveling fellows in 2014. She received the Founders Award for the best in Sports Medicine from AMSSM in 2005, and the Patellofemoral Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

She has authored over 85 peer-reviewed publications and 40+ book chapters.

Selected Published Work

Management of Patellofemoral Arthritis and Dislocation

Askenberger M, Janarv P, Finnbogason T, Arendt EA. Morphology and Anatomic Patellar Instability Risk Factors in First-Time Traumatic Lateral Patellar Dislocations. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan. 45(1): 50-58.

Ridley TJ, Hinckel B, Kruckeberg BM, Agel J, Arendt, EA. Anatomical Patella Instability Risk Factors on MRI Show Sensitivity Without Specificity in Patients With Patellofemoral Instability: A Systemic Review. JISAKOS, 2016 May 18.

Arendt EA, England K, Agel J, Tomkins M. An Analysis of Knee Anatomic Imaging Factors Associated with Primary Lateral Patellar Dislocations. KSSTA, 2016 Mar 26.

Weber AE, Nathani A, Dines JS, Answorth AA, Shubin-Stein BE, Arendt EA, Bedi A. An Algorithmic Approach to the Management of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocation. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2016 Mar 2.

Askenberger M, Arendt EA, Ekstrom W, Voss U, Finnbogason T, Janarv PM. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Injuries in Children with First-Time Lateral Patellar Dislocation: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Arthroscopic Study. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov 24.

Tompkins MA, Arendt EA. Patellar Instability Factors in Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstructions-What Does the Literature Tell Us? A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sept; 43(9): 2318-27.

Magnussen RA, Verlage M, Stock E, Zurek L, Flanigan DC, Tompkins M, Agel J, Arendt EA. Primary patellar dislocations without surgical stabilization or recurrence: how well are these patients really doing?. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 July 13.

Nord A, Agel J, Arendt EA: Axial knee radiographs: consistency across clinic sites. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, May 2, 2014.

Smith TO, Donell ST, Clark A, Chester R, Cross J, Kader DF, Arendt EA. The development, validation and internal consistency of the Norwich Patellar Instability (NPI) score. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Feb; 22(2): 324-35.

Arendt EA, Dejour D. Patella instability: building bridges across the ocean a historic review. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013; 21(2): 279-93.

Arendt EA, Moeller A, Agel J. Clinical outcomes of medial patellofemoral ligament repair in recurrent (chronic) lateral patella dislocations. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011; 19(11): 1909-14.

Feller JA, Amis AA, Andrish JT, Arendt EA, Erasmus PJ, Powers CM. Surgical biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint. Arthroscopy. 2007; 23(5): 542-53.

Arendt EA, Fithian DC, Cohen E. Current concepts of lateral patella dislocation. Clin Sports Med. 2002; 21(3): 499-519.

Injury Risk in the Female Athlete, Focus on ACL

Wentorf FA, Sudoh K, Moses C, Arendt EA, Carlson CS. The effects of estrogen on material and mechanical properties of the intra- and extra-articular knee structures. Am J Sports Med. 2006; 34(12): 1948-52.

Agel J, Bershadsky B, Arendt EA. Hormonal therapy: ACL and ankle injury. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006; 38(1): 7-12.

Agel J, Arendt EA, Bershadsky B. Anterior cruciate ligament injury in national collegiate athletic association basketball and soccer: a 13-year review. Am J Sports Med. 2005; 33(4): 524-30.

Arendt EA, Agel J, Heikes C, Griffiths H.  Stress injuries to bone in college athletes: A retrospective review of experience at a single institutionAm J Sports Med. 31: 959-968, 2003.

Arendt EA, Agel J, Dick R. Anterior cruciate ligament injury patterns among collegiate men and women. J Athl Train. 1999; 34(2): 86-92.

Arendt EA, Griffiths HJ. The use of MR imaging in the assessment and clinical management of stress reactions of bone in high-performance athletes. Clin Sports Med. 1997; 16(2): 291-306.

Arendt EA, Dick R. Knee injury patterns among men and women in collegiate basketball and soccer: NCAA data and review of literatureAm J Sports Med. 23(6): 694-701, 1995.


Lutul D. Farrow, MD
Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Lutul D. Farrow, MD is a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon in The Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Farrow is a member of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and currently serves as the Program Director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Farrow completed his collegiate studies at Baldwin Wallace University where he was a Team Captain and Academic All-American for the Yellow Jacket football program. Dr. Farrow went on to earn his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Farrow is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Farrow also holds Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He specializes in the evaluation and management of conditions affecting the knee and shoulder in athletes and active individuals, with a special emphasis on complex reconstruction of the knee joint. Dr. Farrow also has special interest in conditions affecting the patellofemoral joint.

Dr. Farrow has extensive experience in the care of athletes at all levels of competition ranging from recreational sports to Professional athletics. Since beginning practice, Dr. Farrow has served as a Team Physician for The NFL Cleveland Browns, The University of Arizona Wildcat and Pima Community College Aztecs athletic programs, the Tucson Rodeo, and both the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies during their spring training in Tucson. Currently, Dr. Farrow serves as the Head Orthopaedic Consultant for Baldwin Wallace University and Head Team Physician at Brunswick High School. Dr. Farrow’s research interests include the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee and elbow, healthcare disparities in sports medicine, and outcomes research. He has authored multiple book chapters in orthopaedic sports medicine textbooks and over twenty manuscripts in peer-reviewed orthopaedic surgery journals. Dr. Farrow has also participated as a visiting lecturer and presented his research both nationally and internationally. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Farrow enjoys spending time with his wife, Tenisha, and their three sons. He is an avid distance runner and enjoys golfing.

Selected Published Work

Silver AG, Kaar SG, Grisell MK, Reagan JM, Farrow LD. Comparison Between Rigid and Flexible Systems for Drilling the Femoral Tunnel Through an Anteromedial Portal in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2010; 26(6): 790-795.

Farrow LD, Liu RW. Lateral Anatomic Structures at Risk During Transepiphyseal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Knee Surg. 2010; 23(4): 209-213.

Wu EW, Chen MR, Cooperman DR, Victoroff BN, Goodfellow DB, Farrow LD. No correlation of height or gender with anterior cruciate ligament footprint size. J Knee Surg. 2011; 24(1): 39-43.

Wallace M, Bedi A, Lesniak BP, Farrow LD, Ajibade D, Israel HA, Kaar SG. What effect does anterior cruciate ligament tibial guide orientation have on tibial tunnel length? Arthroscopy. 2011; 27(6): 803-808.

Azzam MG, Lenarz CJ, Kaar SG, Farrow LD, Israel HA, Kieffer DA. Inter and intraobserver reliability of the clock face representation as used to describe the femoral intercondylar notch. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011; 19(8): 1265-1270.

Farrow LD, Mahoney AJ, Stefancin JJ, Taljanovic M, Sheppard JE, Schickendantz MS. Quantitative analysis of the medial ulnar collateral ligament ulnar footprint and its relationship to the ulnar sublime tubercle. Am J Sports Med. 2011; 39(9): 1936-1941.

Askam BM, Horton SD, DeSilva GL, Farrow LD. Management of carpometacarpal dislocations in an intercollegiate football athlete. Int J Athl Ther Train. 2011; 16(5): 14-17.

Walton DM, Liu RW, Farrow LD, Thompson GH. Proximal tibial rotational osteotomy for torsion of the tibia: a review of 43 cases. J Child Orthop. 2012; 6(1): 81-85.

Crawford B, Zehnder S, Cutuk A, Farrow LD, Kaar SG. Arthroscopic evaluation of knee lateral compartment widening after lateral ligamentous injury. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013; 21(7): 1534-1539.

Farrow LD, Mahoney AP, Sheppard JE, Schickendantz MS, Taljanovic MS. Ultrasound assessment of the medial ulnar collateral ligament distal ulnar attachment. J Ultrasound in Medicine. 2014; 33(8): 1485-1490.

Farrow LD, Alentado VJ, Abdelnabi Z, Liu RW, Gilmore A. The relationship of the medial patellofemoral ligament attachment to the distal femoral physis. Am J Sports Medicine. 2014; 42(9): 2214-2218.

Farrow LD, Lenehan EA, Payne WB, Askam BM, Grana WA. Long-term outcomes following allograft reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. Am J Orthop. 2015; 44(5): 217-222.

Morris PM, Francois AG, Marcus RE, Farrow LD. The effect of peroneus brevis tendon anatomy on stability of fractures at the fifth metatarsal base. Foot Ankle Int. 2015; 36(5): 579-584.

Farrow LD, Morris PM, Huston KL, Hall ET, Kaar SG. A simple radiographic sign of vertical femoral tunnel placement during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Knee Surg. 2015; 28(5): 428-431.

Ebersol GM, Eckerle P, Farrow LD, Cutuk A, Bledsoe G, Kaar SG. Anterior cruciate ligament graft isometry is affected by the orientation of the femoral tunnel. J Knee Surg. 2016; 29(3): 260-266.

Oak SR, Jones M, Strnad GJ, Bena J, Farrow LD, Spindler KS. Responsiveness comparison of the EQ-5D, PROMIS Global Health, and VR-12 questionnaires knee arthroscopy. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016.

Rowan FA, Marshall T, Gombosh MR, Farrow LD. Utilization of osseous landmarks for anatomic anterior cruciate ligament femoral tunnel placement. J Knee Surg. 2016. In Press.

Nguyen C, Gilmore A, Farrow LD, Liu RW. Safe drilling paths in the distal femoral epiphysis for pediatric medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Medicine. 2016.

Stegmeier N, Oak S, O’Rourke C, Strnad G, Spindler KP, Jones M, Farrow LD, Andrish J, Saluan P. No clinical significant difference between adult and pediatric IKDC subjective knee evaluation scores in adults. Sports Health. 2017.

Hooper P, Malcolm T, Silko C, Farrow LD. Management of posterior cruciate ligament tibial avulsion injuries: A systematic review. Am J Sports Medicine. 2017. In Press.

March Featured Editorial Board Members

James L. Baldwin, MD
Founder, Portland Knee Clinic, Portland, Oregon
Former Chairman, Portland Providence Hospital, Orthopedic Department

Clinical Professor, emeritus, Oregon Health Science University, Orthopedic Department
Portland, Oregon

Dr. Baldwin is a graduate of University of Oregon Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School internship, and Oregon Health Science University orthopedic residency. After serving as an Orthopedic Surgeon/Major in the US Army where he received training in arthroscopic knee surgery at University of California and Letterman Hospital, he returned to Portland, Oregon, in 1975 where he established private practice. As a Clinical Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University, Dr. Baldwin was active in resident education on comprehensive knee examination, knee arthroscopy, and knee procedures. He established the Portland Knee Clinic in 1985 with a practice strictly limited to disorders of the knee. In 1990, Dr. Baldwin introduced modern knee techniques to the orthopedic surgeons in Lithuania, teaching examination techniques, arthroscopic, ACL and reconstructive knee procedures, and leaving new equipment donated by US manufacturers to begin a new era of knee surgery in liberated Lithuania. After multiple visits to Lithuania, Dr. Baldwin was made an honorary member of the Lithuanian Association of Arthroscopy Surgeons in 2003. Dr. Baldwin is the author of multiple video articles, technical video presentations, and publications regarding knee conditions. He is the holder of two knee implant patents and is the primary designer of a total knee system. Retired from surgery in 2002 and surgical assisting in 2012, Dr. Baldwin regularly performs Independent Medical Examinations for patients with knee injuries and continues research regarding knee conditions. He has been on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine since 1990. Dr. Baldwin has been married to his wife, Lucy, for 49 years and has two children and four grandchildren.

Selected Published Work

Baldwin, James L. Arthroscopy of the Knee, the Universal Lateral Portal. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS. Presented at Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 1985.

Baldwin, James L. Posterior Meniscal Detachment. OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY, Division of Orthopedics. Portland, Oregon, June 1988.

Baldwin, James L.; Rubinstein, Richard A. Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy in Total Knee Revision. OTHOPEDIC TRANSACTIONS (JBJS), Vol 18 (2), 1994-59, page 1080.

Baldwin, James L., Rubinstein, Richard A. Jr. The Subvastus Approach and Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy in Total Knee Arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPEDIC TECHNIQUES, March 1995, Vol. 3 No. 1.

Baldwin, James L., El-Saied, M.R.A., Rubinstein, Richard A. Jr. Uncemented Total Knee Arthroplasty: Report of 109 Titanium Knees with Cancellous-Structured Porous Coating. ORTHOPEDICS, February 1996, Vol. 19 No. 2.

Baldwin, James L., Rubinstein, Richard A. Jr. The Effect of Bone Quality on the Outcome of Ingrowth Total Knee Arthroplasty. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KNEE SURGERY, Spring 1996, Vol. 9 No. 2.

Baldwin, James L.; House, C. Ken. Anatomic Dimensions of the Patella Measured During Total Knee Arthroplasty. THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, Vol 20 (2), p 250-7, February, 2005.

Baldwin, James L. The Anatomy of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament. THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, Vol 37, p 2355-2361, December, 2009.

Rubinstein RA Jr, DeHaan A, Baldwin JL. Posterior medial meniscus detachment: a unique type of medial meniscal tear. J KNEE SURG. 2009;22(4):339-45.


Jacques Menetrey, MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sport Medicine, University Hospital of Geneva
Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva Switzerland
Director, Swiss Olympic Medical Center Hirslanden Clinique la Colline
Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Menetrey is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sport Medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine University of Geneva Switzerland, and Director of the Swiss Olympic Medical Center Hirslanden Clinique la Colline in Geneva. He accomplished his training at the University Hospital of Geneva and at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He was traveling fellow for the ESSKA and ASG. Though he specialized in knee surgery, he has also been interested in muscle injury and dedicated a good part of his research effort to muscle healing. He has numerous publications and has published a textbook entitled The Knee Joint: Surgical Techniques and Strategies. As team physician, Dr. Menetrey is the medical director of the Geneva Servette Hockey Club, Ballet du Grand Thêatre Geneva, has been the medical director of World Pro Tour IAMcycling team for four years, and has worked more than 15 years in alpine skiing for Swiss Ski Federation. Dr. Menetrey currently sits as 2nd Vice-President on the Board of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and as Treasurer on the Board of the Swiss Orthopaedic Surgery Society. During his spare time, as a former elite alpine skier, he still likes to do free alpine skiing, ski touring, cross-country skiing, and to ride all types of bikes.

Selected Published Work

Laumonier T, Menetrey J: Muscle injuries and strategies for improving their repair.
J Exp Orthop. 2016 Dec; 3 (1): 15. Review.

Vannini F, Spalding T, Andriolo L, Berruto M, Denti M, Espregueira-Mendes J, Menetrey J, Perreti GM, Seil R, Filardo G: Sports and early osteoarthritis: the role of sport in aetiology, progression and treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Knee Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 2016.

Hulet C, Menetrey J, Beaufils P, Chambat P, Djian P, Hardy P, Potel JF, Servien E, Seil R, French Arthroscopy Society (SFA): Clinical and radiographic results of 89 arthroscopic lateral partial meniscectomies in stable knees with a minimum follow up of 20 years. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 2014 Sep 6.

Menetrey J, Putman S, Gard S: Return to sport after patellar dislocation or following surgery for patellofemoral instability. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 2014 (10) : 2320-2326.

Duthon VB, Charbonnier C, Kolo FC, Magnenat-Thalmann N, Becker CD, Hoffmeyer P, Menetrey J: Correlation of Clinical and MRI Findings in Hips of Elite Female Ballet Dancers. Arthroscopy, 2013, 29 : 411-419.

Laumonier T, Pradier A, Hoffmeyer P, Kindler V, Menetrey J: Low molecular weight dextran sulfate binds to human myoblasts and improves their survival after transplantation in mice. Cell Transplantation, 2013, (22): 1213-1226.

Laumonier T, Michel M, Gabbiani G, Hoffmeyer P, Bochaton-Piallat ML, Menetrey J: Autologous transplantation of culture-born myofibroblasts into intact and injured rabbit ligaments. Int Orthop, 2012, 36 (8): 1733-1738.

Charbonnier C, Kolo FC, Duthon VB, Magnenat-Thalmann N, Becker CD, Hoffmeyer P, Menetrey J: Assessment of congruence and impingement of the hip joint in professional ballet dancers: a motion capture study. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Mar; 39 (3): 557-66.

Engebretsen L, Steffen K, Alsousou J, Anitua E, Bachl N, Devilee R, Everts P, Hamilton B, Huard J, Jenoure P, Kelberine F, Kon E, Maffulli N, Matheson G, Mei-Dan O, Menetrey J, Philippon M, Randelli P, Schamasch P, Schwellnus M, Vernec A, Verrall G: IOC consensus paper on the use of platelet-rich plasma in sports medicine. Br J Sports Med. 2010 Dec; 44 (15): 1072-81.

Ménétrey J. Think biology! Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 Nov; 18 (11): 1443-4.

Ménétrey J, Laumonier T, Garavaglia G, Hoffmeyer P, Fritschy D, Gabbiani G, Bochaton-Piallat ML. alpha-Smooth muscle actin and TGF-beta receptor I expression in the healing rabbit medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments. Injury. 2010.

Ménétrey J, Unno-Veith F, Madry H, Van Breuseghem I. Epidemiology and imaging of the subchondral bone in articular cartilage repair. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 Apr; 18 (4): 463-71.

February Featured Editorial Board Members

Edward G. McFarland, MD
The Wayne H Lewis Professor of Orthopaedic and Surgery
Co-Director Division of Shoulder Surgery

The John Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Dr. McFarland is the Wayne H Lewis Professor of Shoulder Surgery and Director of the Division of Shoulder Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He began the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Hopkins in 1992 and the Division of Shoulder Surgery in 2002. He was a traveling fellow for the AOA, ASES, and AOSSM. He has over 180 publications and has published a book entitled Examination of the Shoulder: A Complete Guide. He is married with three girls age 13, 15, and 18. He is on the editorial board of the AJSM and has reviewed over 50 manuscripts for them over the years.

Selected Published Work

McFarland EG, Campbell G, McDowell J. Posterior Shoulder Laxity in Asymptomatic Athletes. American Journal Sports Medicine. 24: 468-471, 1996.

Weinberg J, Curl LA, McFarland EG. Posterior Capsular Avulsion in a College Football Player. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 27 (3): 235-237, March/April 1999.

Familiari F, Gonzalez-Zapata A, Ianno B, Galasso O, Gasparini G, McFarland EG. Is acromioplasty necessary in the setting of full-thickness rotator cuff tears? A systematic review. J Orthop Traumatol. May 24, 2015.

Bahk M, Keyurapan E, Tasaki A, Sauers EL, McFarland EG. Laxity testing of the shoulder: A review. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 35 (1): 131-44, Jan 2007.

Kilcoyne KG, Ebel BG, Bancells RL, Wilckens JH, McFarland EG. Epidemiology of injuries in major league baseball catchers. Am J Sports Med. 2015.

Freehill MT, Srikumaran U, Archer KR, McFarland EG, Petersen SA. The Latarjet coracoid transfer procedure: alterations in the neurovascular structures. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 22: 695-700, 2013.

Sherbondy PS, Queale WS, McFarland EG, Mizuno Y, Cosgarea AJ. Soleus and Gastrocnemius Muscle Loading Decreases Anterior Tibial Translation in Anterior Cruciate Intact and Deficient Knees. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 16 (3): 152-8, July 2003.

Borade AU, Familiari F, Choi K, Joseph J, McFarland EG. Comparison of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty versus hemiarthroplasty for acute fractures of the proximal humerus: Systematic review. Punjab J Orthop. 2015, in press.

Yap J, Curl LA, Kvitne R, McFarland EG. Use of Weighted Views for AC Joint Injuries:  Results of a Survey. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 27 (6): 806-809, November/December 1999.

McFarland EG, Borade A. Examination of the biceps tendon. Clin Sports Med. 35 (1): 29-45, 2016.


Laura Timmerman, MD

Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Laura Timmerman is an orthopaedic surgeon. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Neurobiology, and then from UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at UC Davis in 1991. She then spent a year in Birmingham, Alabama with Dr. James Andrews and Dr. William Clancy in a Sports Medicine Fellowship. She was the Tuskegee team physician and was involved in the care of top level professional and college athletes. During this time, she developed a real interest in baseball and elbow injuries. She then returned to UC Davis, where she became an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and continued to specialize in Sports Medicine. She has 42 publications and over 100 scientific presentations. She has published several articles in AJSM on the UCL of the elbow and baseball injuries. She was a team physician for a professional soccer team, American River College, and UC Davis athletes. She was an orthopaedic physician for UC Berkeley from 1993-2001, where she cared for athletes in all sports and covered football games. She traveled to Finland and Canada with the USA Hockey women’s team. She has been taking care of the St. Mary’s College athletes for several years. She is now in private practice in her hometown of Walnut Creek, CA, where she specializes in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, and surgical treatment of the knee, shoulder, and elbow injures. She is busy raising her son and enjoys playing tennis.

Selected Published Work

Timmerman, L.A., Andrews, J.R. Arthroscopic Treatment of the Post-Traumatic Elbow Pain and Stiffness. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 22 (2):230-235. 1994.

Andrews, J.R., and Timmerman, L.A. Operative Elbow Arthroscopy, Injuries in Baseball. Raven Press. 245-252, 1998.

Timmerman, LA. Use of the Tightrope BTB for ACL Reconstruction, The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science, 2nd Ed. Elsevier. 2016, in press.

Marder, RA, Timmerman, LA. Patellar Tendon ruptures: primary repair without augmentation. Am J Sports Med. 27: 304-307, 1999.

Timmerman, L.A., Andrews, J.R. Undersurface Tear of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in Baseball Players. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 22 (1): 33-36, 1994.

Timmerman, L.A., Andrews, J.R. Clinical Experience in Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Arthroscopy. St. Louis, C.V. Mosby Company. 1993.

Timmerman, LA:  Elbow Arthroscopy, Operative Orthopaedics, 4th Edition. Lippincott. 2014.

Timmerman, L.A., Andrews, J.R. Surgical Techniques of Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair, The Athlete’s Shoulder. New York, Churchill Livingston. 1993.

Timmerman, L.A., Schwartz, M.L., Andrews, J.R. Pre-Operative Evaluation of MRI and CT-Arthrography in 25 Baseball Players with Surgical Confirmation. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 22 (1): 26-32, 1994.

Marder, R.A., Hopkins, Jr, G., and Timmerman, L.A. Arthroscopic Microfracture of Chondral Defects of the Knee: A Comparison of Two Postoperative Treatments.  Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 21 (2): 152-158, 2005.