June Featured Editorial Board Members


James Genuario, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado


Dr. James Genuario, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Colorado.  He is board certified in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and fellowship trained in sports medicine.  His interest in medicine began at the University of Notre Dame where he received a bachelor in biology and anthropology and then at Northwestern School of Medicine for his medical doctorate.  Dr. Genuario did his internship and residency at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.  During this time, he took an additional year and obtained his masters in health policy at The Dartmouth Institute where he garnered a special interest in cost-effective health care.  In addition, Dr. Genuario was awarded the prestigious Health Policy Fellowship through the AAOS.  He completed his medical training obtaining a sports specialty at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Currently Dr. Genuario serves as a team physician for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, Denver Nuggets Basketball, Colorado Rapids Soccer Club, and consults on the Colorado Ballet.  He is active in the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy.

Dr. Genuario has a special clinical interest in sports medicine, hip preservation surgery and cost-effective health care.  Outside of work, Dr. Genuario enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristy and three teenage children, Josh, Parker and Keeley in the mountains of Colorado.

Selected published work

The cost-effectiveness of single-row compared with double-row arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Genuario JW, Donegan RP, Hamman D, Bell JE, Boublik M, Schlegel T, Tosteson AN. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Aug 1;94(15):1369-77.

A cost-effectiveness analysis comparing 3 anterior cruciate ligament graft types: bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft, hamstring autograft, and allograft. Genuario JW, Faucett SC, Boublik M, Schlegel TF. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Feb;40(2):307-14.

Faucett S, Genuario J, Tosteson A, Koval K: Is Prophylactic Fixation a Cost-Effective Method to Prevent a Future Contralateral Fragility Hip Fracture? J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Feb;24(2): 65-74.

Can Robot-Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Be Cost-Effective? A Markov Decision Analysis. Moschetti WE, Konopka JF, Rubash HE, Genuario JW. J Arthroplasty. 2016 Apr;31(4):759-65.

Thromboembolic Events After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: Increased Risk at High Elevation.Tyson JJ, Bjerke BP, Genuario JW, Noonan TJ. Arthroscopy. 2016 Nov;32(11):2350-2354.


Paulo J. Llinás, MD
Professor at ICESI University
Lili Valley Foundation, University Hospital
Cali, Colombia


Professor Paulo Llinás completed his undergraduate training in the Libre University in Barranquilla, Colombia, his graduate training in the National University of Mexico UNAM, his Fellowship in arthroscopy and reconstructive knee surgery in the San Ignacio University Hospital of the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia, and a Fellowship in knee and shoulder surgery in ICESI University in Cali, Colombia.

Since 2010 he has served as a professor and director of the arthroscopic and reconstructive knee and shoulder surgery Fellowship Program at ICESI University in Cali, Colombia. Currently, he is a Sports Medicine Arthroscopy and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University Hospital Fundación Valle del Lili in Cali, Colombia.

He is serving as President of the Arthroscopic Surgery and Joint Reconstruction Colombian Association ACCAR 2019 to 2021. He was the President of the shoulder and elbow chapter of the Colombian Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology SCCOT from 2010 to 2013. He sponsored the travelling fellowship program of AOSSM in the United States in June 2012.

He is an Editorial Board Member of the American Journal for Sports Medicine AJSM and a Reviewer of the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine OJSM. He is also a member of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment ISMST.

Professor Llinás has published many articles in reviewed journals. As an accomplished professional, he is a lecturer who is often invited to present his work at international and national meetings.

As part of his scientific endeavors which include innovating ideas, programs, as well as courses to reach out and provide academic access and knowledge to the medical community at large, every two years, he directs and organizes the CCV (Live Surgery Course) in Cali, where recognized national and international experts perform 18 live surgeries and share their knowledge and experience in the field of shoulder and knee surgical treatment.

Selected published work

Ultrasound measurement of femoral cartilage thickness in the knee of healthy Young university students. G.A. Herrera H, P.J. Llinás, L. Flórez, C. Blanco Montes, D. Vernaza Obando, A. Díaz Solorzano, D. Loaiza y C. Guillen Astete. Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol. Jul-Aug 2020;64(4):244-250. DOI: 10.1016/j.recot.2020.04.001.

Treatment of patellar osteochondral lesions with autologous grafts: functional and imaging results. Juan Diego Mora Tola, Marcela Piña Quintero, Juan Pablo Uribe Becerra, Gilberto Herrera Huependo, Juan Pablo Martínez-Cano, Martin Enrique Renjifo and Paulo José Llinás. Rev Colomb Ortop Traumatol. 2019;33(1-2):38-44.  DOI: 10.1016/j.rccot.2019.12.003.

Retears of the Rotator Cuff. An Ultrasonographic Assessment During the First Postoperative Year. Giussepe Aguado, Daniel Vernaza Obando, Gilberto A. Herrera, Alejandro Ramirez and Paulo J. Llinás. The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2019, 7(12), DOI: 10.1177/2325967119889049.

Patellar resurfacing in knee replacement surgery: A prospective cohort study. José Luis Hernández, Juan Pablo Martínez-Cano, Juan Pablo Uribe, Gilberto Herrera, Alfredo Sánchez-Vergel y Paulo José Llinás. Rev Colomb Ortop Traumatol. 2018;32(4):240-244. DOI: 10.1016/j.rccot.2019.02.002.

Should the term PASTA for rotator cuff injuries be reassessed? Paulo José Llinás  Rev Colom Ortop Traumatol Volume 32, Issue 3, September 2018, Pages e1-e3 DOI: 10.1016/j.rccot.2018.10.001.

Sports injuries and ill-health episodes in the Cali 2013 World Games. Llinás PJ, et al. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med 2016;2:e000072. DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000072.

Spinal Anesthesia using 0.75% Hyperbaric Levobupivacaine for Outpatient Knee Arthroscopy: Randomized Double-Blind Study Comparing Three Different Doses. Fredy Ariza C, Luis F. González A, Jaime H. Jordán, Jorge H. Mejía M, Carmen Sofía Cárdenas, Rafael Ordóñez, Paulo J. Llinás. Rev. Col. Anest November 2010 – January 2011 Vol. 38 – No. 4: 471-485.

Cementless Humeral Resurfacing Arhrosplasty in active patients less than fiftyfive years of age. David S. Bailie, Paulo J. Llinás, Todd S. Ellenbecher. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90:110-7.

May Featured Editorial Board Members


Juan D Ayala, MD, PhD
Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, School of Medicine,
Medical Student Advisor for Orthopedics
Hospital San Rafael, Head of Knee and Sports Medicine Unit, President of SETRADE (Spanish Society for Sports Traumatology)
Madrid, Spain

Juan D Ayala, MD, PhD is a medical student advisor for orthopedic surgery of the School of Medicine (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria-UFV). He is also the President of the Spanish Society for Sports Traumatology (SETRADE). He obtained his school medicine grade at Complutense University in Madrid. After completion of his orthopedic residency at the ASEPEYO Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital in Madrid (Spain), he was graded as Doctor in Medicine by the Universidad of Alcalá de Henares (“cum laude” grade). Doctoral Thesis: “Femoral and tibial tunnel study in ACL reconstruction. CT scan and clinical long-term results”.

His clinical interests are sports medicine and arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder. Special interests include ACL reconstruction, knee cartilage restoration, meniscal injuries, shoulder instability in athletes and biological treatment for sports injuries. His research interests are mainly focused on ACL reconstruction and several techniques for post-meniscectomy syndrome.

Dr. Ayala is accomplished in both clinical and laboratory research and has authored more than 40 scientific manuscripts and textbook chapters. He has received 10 national and international recognition and awards on lectures and publications within the field of sports medicine. Reviewer of Revista Avances, Revista Española de Cirugia Ortopedica y Traumatología, AJSM (American Journal of Sports Medicine) and The Knee.

He is an active member of AEA (Asociación Española de Artroscopia), EMTG (European Meniscal Transplantation Group), SECOT (Spanish Orthopedic Surgery Association), SETRADE (Spanish Society for Sports Traumatology), SLARD (Latin-American Society of arthroscopy, knee and sports traumatology) and ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee and Arthroscopy).

Dr. Ayala is an avid paddle tennis player, skier, and piano student but enjoys most spending his days with his fiancé Cristina and his children Maria and Jaime.

Selected published work

Fernandez Jaen T, Ayala J. et al. Spanish consensus Clinical management and treatment in tendinopathies in sport. Orthop J Sports Med. Oct 2017.

Ayala-Mejias JD, Garcia-Gonzalez B, Alcocer-Perez-España L, Villafañe JH, Berjano Relationship between Widening and Position of the Tunnels and Clinical Results of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction to Knee Osteoarthritis: 30 Patients at a Minimum Follow-Up of 10 Years. J Knee Surg. 2017;30(6):501-508

Co-editor 1ª Monografía SETRADE. “Lesiones crónicas del tobillo en el deporte”. Editorial Médica Panamericana (Madrid. España).

Ayala Mejías JD, Alvarez R, Pérez-España M, Alcocer L. A case report of semitendinosus tendon autograft for reconstruction of the meniscal wall supporting a collagen implant. BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation 2013, 5:4.

Ayala Mejías JD, García Estrada GA, Rodríguez Hernández C, del Monte Bello G. Descripción de una técnica artroscópica y percutánea para la reparación de lesiones de esquina posterolateral de rodilla. Acta Ortopédica Mexicana 2011; 25(6): 396-402

Pérez-España Muniesa M, Merry del Val de la Campa B, Ayala Mejías Sutura meniscal: indicaciones, técnicas y resultados en el medio laboral. Cuadernos de artroscopia. 2009;16(38).

Ayala Mejías JD. Trasplante meniscal: indicaciones, técnica, resultados y complicaciones. Cuadernos Artroscopia. 2007;14( 2, nº 32):30-32.

Ayala Mejías JD, Abril Martín JC, Magán Bronchalo L, Epeldegui Torres Menisco discoideo. Valor pronóstico del grosor meniscal. Rev. Ortop Traumatol 2004;48:195-200.

Ayala Mejías JD, Ayala Andrade J, Harner CD, Fu Trasplante meniscal. Estado actual. Rev Ortop Traum. 2002; 46(6): 551-560.

Dr. Derik L. Davis
Derik L. Davis, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Derik L. Davis, MD is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is a board-certified, fellowship trained musculoskeletal radiologist. After receiving his A.B. from Dartmouth College and M.D. from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dr. Davis served as a General Medical Officer in the United States Navy. Following his honorable discharge, he entered his residency in Diagnostic Radiology. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Davis works on the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland, home of the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. His clinical practice encompasses diagnostic imaging and image-guided procedures. His current research interests include musculoskeletal imaging, shoulder dysfunction and mobility limitations, with a special emphasis on older populations. In recent years, he has received grant funding from the National Institute on Aging and the Radiological Society of North America Research & Education Foundation.

Dr. Davis is on faculty for educational programs at his institution. He is Course Director of the Musculoskeletal Radiology Elective for medical students and serves as MRI Fellowship Director for post-graduate training of diagnostic radiologists. Dr. Davis is a reviewer for several journals and the American Roentgen Ray Society Scientific Program Subcommittee-Musculoskeletal Section.  He is also a member of the American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification Advisory Committee for Diagnostic Radiology.

Selected Published Work

Herring A, Davis DL. Mimickers of Hill-Sachs Lesions. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020;Feb 6 [epub ahead of print].

Davis DL, Zhuo J, Almardawi R, Mulligan ME, Resnik CS, Abdullah SB, Al Khalifah H, Henn RF 3rd, Gilotra MN, Hasan SA, Gullapalli RP. Association of Patient Self-Reported Shoulder Scores to Quantitative and Semi-Quantitative MRI Measures of Rotator Cuff Intramuscular Fatty Infiltration: A Pilot Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol.2019; 213:1307-1314.

Davis DL, Gilotra MN, Hovis JP, Almardawi R, Hasan SA. Association of Rotator Cuff Tear Patterns and Intramuscular Fatty Infiltration on Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J Clin Imaging Sci. 2019;9:38.

Davis DL, Kesler T, Gilotra MN, Almardawi R, Hasan SA, Gullapalli R, Zhuo J. Quantification of shoulder muscle intramuscular fatty infiltration on T1-weighted MR images: A viable alternative to the Goutallier classification system. Skeletal Radiol. 2019;48:535-541.

Valencia AP, Lai JK, Iyer SR, Mistretta K, Spangenburg EE, Davis DL, Lovering RM, Gilotra MN. Fatty Infiltration Is A Prognostic Marker of Muscle Function After Rotator Cuff Tear. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(9):2161-2169.

Davis DL. Hook of the Hamate: The Spectrum of Often Missed Pathologic Findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2017. 209(5):1110-1118.

Davis DL, Mulligan ME, Moszkowicz A, Resnik CS. Clinical History Provided by Referring Clinicians and Patients for Musculoskeletal MRI. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017;14(9):1215-1218.

Davis DL, Faddoul D, Almardawi R. Practice Quality Improvement for Patient Positioning on Shoulder Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Reduce Potential Diagnostic Errors. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017;14(8):1058-1061.

Davis DL, Almardawi R, Mitchell JW. Analysis of the Tibial Epiphysis in the Skeletally Immature Knee Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging: An Update of Anatomic Parameters Pertinent to Physeal-Sparing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016;4(6):2325967116655313.

Ropp AM, Davis DL. Scapular Fractures: What Radiologists Need to Know. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015;205(3):491-501.

Gilotra M, Nguyen T, Christian M, Davis D, Henn RF, Hasan S. Botulinum toxin is detrimental to repair of a chronic rotator cuff tear in a rabbit model. J Orthop Res. 2015;33(8):1152-7.

Davis DL, Chen L, Young ST. Evaluation of epiphyses in the skeletally immature knee using magnetic resonance imaging: a pilot study to analyze parameters for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(7):1579-85.






April Featured Editorial Board Members


Joo Han Oh, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Seoul National University College of Medicine

Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Joint Reconstruction Center
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Joo Han Oh is a Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Joint Reconstruction Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea. He served as a Secretary General of 13th ICSES in Jeju, Korea, and is the current president of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society. His main clinical fields are Shoulder surgery and Sports Medicine. He has interests in clinical and basic researches in various shoulder disorders, and he works for several organizations of sports, such as a professional baseball team in Korea and National team of swimming and ski.

He has received several feature international awards: Savio L-S Woo’s Young Researcher Award in the 11th International Symposium on Ligament and Tendon (ISLT-XI) in 2011, The 20 top-cited article published in the Arthroscopy journal between 2008~2011 (Prognostic Factors Affecting Anatomical Outcomes of Rotator Cuff Repair and Correlation with Functional Outcomes), Charles S Neer Award (Effect of the adipose-derived stem cell for the improvement of fatty degeneration and rotator cuff healing in rabbit model) in 2013, NIRA (New Investigator Recognition Award) winner in 2016 Annual Meeting of ORS, and the Best Poster Award in SECEC Annual Meeting, 2018.

His clinical researches are focused on rotator cuff-related studies. He is looking for the risk factors of rotator cuff tear and prognostic factors of enhancing surgical repair, and thereby, he tries to specify the surgical indications, to provide rationale of the certain procedure, and finally, to improve surgical outcomes. Recently, the increased number of shoulder arthroplasty leads him to manage this sort of patients, and he is interests in the Asian-specific implants and bone preserving shoulder arthroplasty.

His previous translational researches are concentrated on how to increase tendon-to-bone healing of repaired rotator cuff with chronic rotator cuff tear model of rabbit using adipose-derived stem cell, allogenic dermal fibroblast, PRP and hyper-cholesterolemia model, and others. These pre-clinical research studies are directly translated to clinical prospective study to confirm the results of animal studies. Also, he has lots of experience with biomechanical cadaveric studies to solve the clinical queries during practice and to validate surgical instruments and implants. These kinds of clinical, pre-clinical, and biomechanical research studies merge the “bench-to-bed” approach with individualized and multidisciplinary concept to achieve regional biological augmentation using cells and cytokines, to combine the systemic treatment such as parathyroid hormone injection for massive tears, controlling endocrine disease and stop using NSAIDs, or to develop the new concept of surgical technique with suture anchors and shoulder arthroplasty implants.

Selected Published Work

Kim SH, Yang SH, Rhee SM, Lee KJ, Kim HS, Oh JH. The formation of perianchor fluid associated with various suture anchors used in rotator cuff repair – all-suture, polyetheretherketone, and biocomposite anchors. Bone Joint J. 2019;101(12):1506-12.

Park JH, Yang SH, Rhee SM, Oh JH. The effect of concomitant coracohumeral ligament release in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair to prevent postoperative stiffness: a retrospective comparative study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019;27(12):3381-9.

Oh JH, Yoon JP, Kim DH, et al. Does strength deficit correlate with shoulder function in patients with rotator cuff tears? Characteristics of massive tear. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019;28(10):1861-8.

Oh JH, Park JH, Jeong HJ, Rhee SM. Comparing clinical outcomes after subacromial spacer insertion versus other reconstruction methods in the treatment of irreparable massive rotator cuff tearsOrthop J Sports Med. 2019;7(9):1-12.

Oh JH, Kim DH, Jeong HJ, Park JH, Rhee SM. Effect of recombinant human parathyroid hormone on rotator cuff healing after arthroscopic repair. Arthroscopy. 2019;35(4):1064-71.

Kwon J, Lee YH, Kim SH, Ko JH, Park BK, Oh JHDelamination does not affect outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair as compared with nondelaminated rotator cuff tears – a study of 1043 consecutive casesAm J Sports Med. 2019;47(3):674–681.

Kwon J, Kim SH, Lee YH, Kim TI, Oh JHThe Rotator Cuff Healing Index: A new scoring system to predict rotator cuff healing after surgical repairAm J Sports Med. 2019;47(1):173-80.

Kwon J, Kim YH, Rhee SM, Kim TI, Lee J, Jeon S, Oh JHEffects of allogenic dermal fibroblasts on rotator cuff healing in a rabbit model of chronic tear.  Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(8):1901-8.

Jeong HJ, Rhee SM, Oh JHPostoperative new-onset pseudoparalysis  – a retrospective analysis of 430 consecutive arthroscopic repairs for large-to-massive rotator cuff tearsAm J Sports Med. 201846(7):1701-10.

Rhee SM, Jung NY, Chung HJ, Oh JHSubacromial local anesthetics do not interfere with rotator cuff healing after arthroscopic repairAm J Sports Med. 2018;46(5):1097-1105.

Oh JH, Suh HJ, Kim SH. Do Selective COX-2 inhibitors affect pain control and healing after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair? A preliminary studyAm J Sports Med. 2018;46(3):679-86.

Park JS, Kim SH, Jung HJ, Lee YH, Oh JHA prospective randomized study comparing the interference screw and suture anchor techniques for biceps tenodesisAm J Sporst Med. 2017;45(2):1153-64.

Oh JH, Song BW, Choi JA, Lee GY, Kim SH, Kim DH. Measurement of coracohumeral distance in 3 shoulder positions using dynamic ultrasonography:correlation with subscapularis tear. Arthroscopy. 2016;32(8):1502-8.

Oh JH, Lee YH, Kim SH, Park JS, et al. Comparison of treatments for superior labrum-biceps complex lesions with concomitant rotator cuff repair: a prospective, randomized, comparative analysis of debridement, biceps tenotomy, and biceps tenodesis. Arthroscopy. 2016;32(6):985-67.

Chung SW, Park HB, Kwon J, Choe GY, Kim SH, Oh JHEffect of hypercholesterolemia on fatty infiltration and the quality of tendon-to-bone healing in a rabbit model of a chronic rotator cuff tear: electrophysiological, biomechanical, and histological analysesAm J Sports Med. 2016;44(5):1153-64.

Roh YH, Kim W, Park KU, Oh JH. Cytokine-release kinetics of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) according to various activation protocols. Bone Joint Res. 2016;5(2):37-45.


Men’s Basketball staff headshots on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Grant Jones, MD
Professor and Head Team Physician

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Grant Jones, MD is a Professor in The Ohio State University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and is in his 22nd year as a Team Physician for the Ohio State University Department of Athletics. He serves as the Head Team Physician for OSU’s basketball team and an orthopaedic consultant for OSU’s other varsity teams.  He has also been the Head Team Physician for the Columbus Clippers (Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) since 2009 and Team Physician for the Columbus Destroyers (Arena League Football) since 2019.  Furthermore, he is the Head Team Physician for the Upper Arlington Public School System.

Jones, a native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988.  He was class valedictorian at Denison and was a team captain for the Denison football squad and team MVP in 1987. He was the Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1987 and the GTE NCAA Academic All-American Player- of- the- Year-Football/College Division in 1987.    He was an All-North Coast Athletic Conference performer in 1986 and ’87. Time Magazine selected him for its Achievement Award as one of the Top 20 College students in the nation in 1987.  In 2014, he was inducted into the Denison University Athletic Hall-of-Fame.  And, in 2015, he was inducted into the Capitol One/ CoSida NCAA Academic All-American Hall-of-Fame for all sports.

He earned his medical doctorate from The Ohio State College of Medicine in 1992, graduating with Honors and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at The Ohio State University in 1997.  He then completed his Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Georgia in 1997-1998.

In 2007, Jones was awarded the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association Team Physician of the Year Award.  In 2008, Jones participated in the AOSSM Traveling Fellowship to South America (one of four American orthopedic surgeons selected to travel and give lectures). He also has been awarded two Neer Awards (2011 and 2013) which are given to the authors of the top international research papers in shoulder and elbow surgery each year.  He has served on multiple AOSSM committees, including two stints on both the Traveling Fellowship and Publications Committees.  He is also a reviewer for multiple journals including CORR, AJSM, JBJS, JSES, and OJSM, and he serves as the Editor of AOSSM’s Sports Medicine Update.  He is a member of the Magellan Society, an international group consisting of the top sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons in the world and was chosen as the North American (AOSSM) representative to the Board of Directors for the Society and President Elect in 2018.  In 2018, he was selected for the Herodicus Society, another prestigious, select international group of orthopaedic sports medicine physicians.

In 2019, Jones was selected as Chairman of the Publications Committee for AOSSM, and as this chairman, he serves on the Board of Directors for AOSSM.  Furthermore, he was elected to the AOSSM Council of Delegates in 2019.  He has been selected as an Elite Reviewer for JBJS and as a member of the AJSM Editorial Board.  He regularly speaks nationally and internationally, including multiple trips to South America, Europe and Japan, and frequently hosts orthopaedic sports medicine physicians from South America at The Ohio State University Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute.  Furthermore, he is a founding member of the MOON (Multi-Center Outcomes Network) Shoulder Group, which is a multi-center collaboration producing some of the top research in the field of Shoulder Surgery, and he is an investigator in the Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Trial (ARC Trial), which will be the largest randomized trial ever performed in Orthopaedic Surgery when it is completed.  Finally, he was involved in a recently concluded patient blinded, randomized multi-center study on a novel device, InSpace, for the treatment of irreparable rotator cuff tears.

Jones presently lives in Upper Arlington, OH with his wife of 16 years, Jamie, and children, Hudson (14 years old) and Evelyn (12 years old), and he remains actively involved in the local community.

Selected Published Work

Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Harrell F, Holloway BG, Jones GLMa CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW, MOON Shoulder Group  2013 Neer Award: Predictors of failure of nonoperative treatment of chronic, symptomatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg.  2016; 25: 1303-1311.

Mishra AK, Skrepnik NV, Edwards SG, Jones GL, Sampson S, Vermillion DA, Ramsey ML, David K, Rettig AC. Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Chronic Tennis Elbow: A Double-Blind, Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized Controlled Trial of 230 Patients.  Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(2): 463-71.

Kuhn JE, Dunn WR, Sanders R, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Holloway BG, Jones GL, et al.  Effectiveness of Physical Therapy in Treating Atraumatic Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears:  A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study.  J  Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013;22(10):1371-1379. (2011 Neer Award).

Harris J, Pedroza A, Jones GL, Baumgarten KM, Bishop J, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Dunn WR, Holloway GB, Kuhn JF, Ma CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW.  Predictors of pain and function in patients with symptomatic, atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears:  a time-zero analysis of a prospective patient cohort enrolled in a structured physical therapy programAm J Sports Med. 2012;40(2): 359-366.

Cronin KJ, Wolf BR, Magnuson JA, Jacobs CA, Ortiz S; MOON Shoulder Group, Bishop JY, Bollier MJ, Baumgarten KM, Bravman JT, Brophy RH, Cox CL, Feeley BT, Grant JA, Jones GL, Kuhn JE, Benjamin Ma C, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Miller BS, Seidl AJ, Smith MV, Wright RW, Zhang AL, Hettrich CM. The prevalence and clinical implications of comorbid back pain in shoulder instability: A Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) shoulder instability cohort studyOrthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(2):2325967119894738.

Frantz TL, Everhart J, Neviaser A, Cvetanovich GL, Jones GL, Hettrich CM, Wolf BR, MOON Shoulder Group, Bishop JY.  Are patients who undergo the Latarjet procedure ready to return to play at 6 months? A Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) Shoulder Group Cohort Study Am J Sports Med.  2020;48(4):923-930.

Magnusen JA, Dunn RH, Hettrich CM, Wolf BR, MOON Shoulder Group (Jones GL). Sex-related difference in patients undergoing surgery for shoulder instability: A MOON shoulder instability cohort study.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg.  2019;28(6):1013-1021.

Trin TQ, Naimark MB, Bedi A, Carpenter JE, Robbins CB, MOON Shoulder Group (Jones GL). Clinical outcomes following anterior shoulder stabilization in overhead athletes: An analysis of the MOON shoulder instability cohortAm J Sports Med.  2019;47(6):1404-1410.

Duchman KR, Hettrich CM, Glass NA, Westerman RW, MOON Shoulder Group (Jones GL), Wolf BR. The incidence of glenohumeral bone and cartilage lesions at the time of anterior shoulder stabilization surgery:  A comparison of patients undergoing primary and revision surgeryAm J Sports Med. 2018;46(10):2449-2456.

Ravinda A, Barlow JB, Jones GL, Bishop JY. A prospective evaluation of predictors of pain after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: Psychosocial factors have a stronger association than structural factors. J Shoulder Elbow Surg.  2018; 27(10):1824-1829.

March Featured Editorial Board Members


Kristofer J. Jones, MD
Assistant Professor 

Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery 
University of California, Los Angeles 
Los Angeles, California

Dr. Kristofer J. Jones is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports-related musculoskeletal injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. His clinical expertise includes advanced minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures and complex reconstruction of these joints. He has specialized training in the field of biologic joint preservation procedures, including modern cartilage restoration and transplantation techniques. Dr. Jones obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, where he was a four-year letter winner and All-Conference tailback for the varsity football team. He was awarded the Howell-Murray Alumni Medal upon graduation. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he received the Jonathan Rhoads Prize for Surgical Scholarship. Dr. Jones completed his orthopaedic residency training at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. He subsequently completed a traveling fellowship and acquired further expertise in shoulder and cartilage surgery at specialized centers across Europe, including Lyon & Paris France. Dr. Jones returned to HSS to complete another fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. During this time, he served as assistant team physician for the Brooklyn Nets (NBA), New York Red Bulls (MLS), and Iona College Athletics as well as an orthopaedic consultant to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and US Open Tennis Tournament. He is currently the Head Team Physician and Director of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and a Team Physician for the UCLA Bruins athletic teams.

Dr. Jones is accomplished in both clinical and laboratory research and has authored more than 60 scientific manuscripts and textbook chapters that have received national recognition and awards within the field of sports medicine. His specific research interests include surgical treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete, complex arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, knee ligament reconstruction and joint biomechanics, and novel procedures for articular cartilage restoration. Dr. Jones is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been recognized as an “Emerging Leader” within the field of orthopaedic surgery/sports medicine by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). He also holds memberships and committee positions in several professional organizations including the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), S.T.O.P (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries Outreach Committee, the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) and the NBA Team Physicians Society.

Selected Published Work

Jones KJ, Kelley BV, Arshi A, McAllister DR, Fabricant PD. Comparative effectiveness of cartilage repair with respect to minimal clinically important difference (MCID). American Journal of Sports Medicine. E-publication ahead of print. PMID 31082325

Wang D, Marom D, Coxe FR, Kalia V, Burge AJ, Jones KJ, Rodeo SR, Williams RJ. Preoperative grades of osteoarthritis and meniscus volume correlate with clinical outcomes of osteochondral graft treatment for cartilage defects in the knee. Cartilage. PMID 31161779

Coxe FR, Wang D, Balazs G, Chang B, Jones KJ, Rodeo SA, Williams RJ. Graft recipient anteroposterior mismatch does not affect the clinical outcomes of osteochondral allograft transplantation of the femoral condyle. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018;46(10)2441-2448. PMID 29983091

Du PZ, Markolf KL, Levine BD, McAllister DR, Jones KJ. Differences in radius of curvature between femoral condyles: Implications for osteochondral allograft matching. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am). 2018;100(15):1326-1331. PMID 30063595

Du PZ, Markolf KL, Boguszewski DV, Yamaguchi KT, Lama CJ, McAllister DR, Jones KJ. Effects of proud large ostechondral plugs on contact forces and knee kinematics: A robotic study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018;46(9):2122-2127. PMID 29741957



Patrick J. Djian, MD
Paris, France

Dr Djian is working in private office in cabinet Goethe with Guy Bellier and he has been consultant in the orthopaedic department of Prof Witvoet in Paris since 1996. His area of clinical specialty in orthopaedic sports medicine are the knee surgery and sports traumatisms. His special interests include ACL, PCL and multi-ligament reconstruction, knee cartilage restoration, and meniscus surgery.

He is a member of the French Orthopaedic Academy (SOFCOT) and of the French Arthroscopic Association. He is a member of the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). He is a member of the International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). He is a member of the French Society for Sports Medicine (SFTS). Dr Djian has served as President of the French Arthroscopy Association (SFA) and he was involved in the ESSKA Board during 6 years. He is also involved in ESSKA committees and more recently became a member of the ACL study group. Dr Djian has authored numerous articles and textbooks. Additionally, he has delivered presentations at national and international conferences including symposia. Dr. Djian is a reviewer for 4 professional peer-review journals and is honored to serve the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Djian lives in Paris, France with his wife and three children.

Selected Published Work

Complications After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Their Relation to the Type of Graft: A Prospective Study of 958 Cases. Rousseau R, Labruyere C, Kajetanek C, Deschamps O, Makridis KG, Djian P. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Sep;47(11):2543-2549.

Recurrent posterior knee laxity: diagnosis, technical aspects and treatment algorithm. Rousseau R, Makridis KG, Pasquier G, Miletic B, Djian P. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Oct;25(10):3046-3052.

Clinical and radiographic results of arthroscopic partial lateral meniscectomies in stable knees with a minimum follow up of 20 years. Hulet C, Menetrey J, Beaufils P, Chambat P, Djian P, Hardy P, Potel JF, Servien E, Seil R; French Arthroscopic Society (SFA). Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Jan;23(1):225-31.

Histological features of the ACL remnant in partial tears. Sonnery-Cottet B, Bazille C, Hulet C, Colombet P, Cucurulo T, Panisset JC, Potel JF, Servien E, Trojani C, Djian P, Graveleau N, Pujol N; French Arthroscopic Society. Knee. 2014 Dec;21(6):1009-13.

Neurovascular anatomic relationships to arthroscopic posterior and transseptal portals in different knee positions. Makridis KG, Wajsfisz A, Agrawal N, Basdekis G, Djian P. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jul;41(7):1559-64.

Arthroscopic retrograde osteochondral autograft transplantation for cartilage lesions of the tibial plateau: a prospective study. Wajsfisz A, Makridis KG, Djian P. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Feb;41(2):411-5.

Successful treatment of painful irreparable partial meniscal defects with a polyurethane scaffold: two-year safety and clinical outcomes. Verdonk P, Beaufils P, Bellemans J, Djian P, Heinrichs EL, Huysse W, Laprell H, Siebold R, Verdonk R; Actifit Study Group. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Apr;40(4):844-53.

Revision ACL reconstruction: influence of a lateral tenodesis. Trojani C, Beaufils P, Burdin G, Bussière C, Chassaing V, Djian P, Dubrana F, Ehkirch FP, Franceschi JP, Hulet C, Jouve F, Potel JF, Sbihi A, Neyret P, Colombet P. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 Aug;20(8):1565-70.

Arthroscopic treatment of localized pigmented villonodular synovitis of the knee.
Loriaut P, Djian P, Boyer T, Bonvarlet JP, Delin C, Makridis KG. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 Aug;20(8):1550-3.

Fixation of posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture with the use of a suspensory fixation. Wajsfisz A, Makridis KG, Van Den Steene JY, Djian P. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 May;20(5):996-9.

Causes for failure of ACL reconstruction and influence of meniscectomies after revision. Trojani C, Sbihi A, Djian P, Potel JF, Hulet C, Jouve F, Bussière C, Ehkirch FP, Burdin G, Dubrana F, Beaufils P, Franceschi JP, Chassaing V, Colombet P, Neyret P. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Feb;19(2):196-201.

February Featured Editorial Board Members

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David C. Landy, MD, PhD
Clinical Fellow
Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York

Dr. David C. Landy is a clinical fellow in arthroplasty at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He has an interest in the conduct of clinical research within orthopedics and the efficient alignment of methods with purpose. After completing an undergraduate degree in philosophy at Vanderbilt and a master’s degree in public health at Dartmouth, he worked as a statistician in empirical bioethics at Baylor College of Medicine helping to study the ethics of various clinical research methodologies. Following this, he completed the medical scientist training program at the University of Miami where he studied the application of advanced statistical methods to the analysis of imbalanced cohort data and worked with various large datasets. Dr. Landy is a member of the American College of Epidemiology, has published over 50 peer reviewed articles, has received independent research support from the American Federation for Aging Research and American Heart Association, and has served as a reviewer for 16 different peer-reviewed journals publishing ethics and epidemiological research.

Selected Published Work

Landy DC, McCullough LB, Coverdale J, Sharp RR. Prepublication review of bioethics research: cause for concern. Academic Medicine 84:495-7. 2009.

Landy DC, Brinich MA, Colten M, Horn EJ, Terry SF, Sharp RR. How disease advocacy organizations participate in clinical research: a survey of genetic organizations. Genetics in Medicine 14:223-8, 2012.

Landy DC, Goodman KW, Brosco JP. Clinical ethics and patient satisfaction: the practical significance of distinguishing ethics and morals. American Journal of Bioethics 12:20-2. 2012.

Landy DC, Mintzer MJ, Silva AK, Dearwater SR, Schulman CI. Hispanic ethnicity and fatal fall risk: do age, gender, and community modify the relationship? Journal of Surgical Research 175:113-7. 2012.

Lipshultz SE, Landy DC, Lopez-Mitnik G, Lipsitz SR, Hinkle A, Constine L, French CA, Rovitelli A, Proukou C, Adams MJ, Miller TM.  Cardiac status of childhood cancer survivors exposed and unexposed to cardiotoxic therapy.  Journal of Clinical Oncology 30:1050-7. 2012.

Landy DC, Hecht EM. Mega-randomized clinical trials for blockbuster drugs. JAMA 309:1682-3. 2013.

Ludwig DA, Landy DC, Kurtz JM, Miller TM. Using SAS to expand the application of standard measures and guide statistical explorations: creating healthy eating index scores using nutrition data system for research output. Presented at SAS Global Forum Conference in San Francisco, CA, Apr 28-May 1, 2013. White paper published at http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings13/216-2013.pdf.

King CA, Landy DC, Martell JM, Luu HH, Shi LL, Lee MJ. Time to dislocation analysis of lumbar spine fusion following total hip arthroplasty: breaking up a happy home. Journal of Arthroplasty 33:3768-72. 2018

Landy DC, Boyadjian H, Shi LL, Lee MJ. General health measures in shoulder surgery: are we powered for success. Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery 28:1341-6. 2019.

Landy DC, Utset-Ward T, Lee MJ. Implications of alternative alpha thresholds for hypothesis testing in orthopedics. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 477:2358-63. 2019.


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Dharmesh Vyas, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Medical Director and Head Team Physician, Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Team
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dharmesh Vyas, MD, PhD is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).  He also serves as the Medical Director and Head Team Physician of the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Team.  After completion of his orthopaedic residency at the University of Chicago, Dr. Vyas did his sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.  During that time, he also trained at the Rechts der Isar in Munich, Germany and the Albert Trillat Hospital in Lyon, France.  Dr. Vyas is actively involved in the resident and sports medicine fellowship programs at UPMC.  His clinical interests are sports medicine and arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, and hip.  Special interests include ACL reconstruction, knee cartilage restoration, shoulder instability in athletes, and treatment of hip femoroacetabular impingement. His research interests are focused on improving our understanding of shoulder instability, and on bench research aimed at elucidating the molecular mechanisms responsible for improved rotator cuff healing.

Dr. Vyas has published several peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters.  His research goals are centered on understanding soft tissue to bone healing at the molecular level and in the process translate this science to improving clinical outcomes after sports medicine procedures. This foundation for his interest in this field was built upon his PhD work which was focused on understand the cellular and molecular basis of skeletal muscle and bone adaptation to load.  For his work, he has lectured both nationally and internationally and mentored several residents and fellows who have entered academic practice.

Dr. Vyas is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, an active member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES), and the NHL team physician’s society (NHLTPS).  Dr. Vyas is an avid soccer player and golfer but enjoys most spending his days with his wife Avni and their two daughters Maya and Arya.

Selected Published Work

Shin JJ, McCrum CL, Mauro CS, Vyas D. Pain Management After Hip Arthroscopy:  Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Cohort StudiesPain Management After Hip Arthroscopy:  Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Cohort Studies. Am J Sports Med. 46(13):3288-98 2018.

Borrero CG, Costello J, Bertolet M, Vyas D.  Effect of patient age on accuracy of primary MRI signs of long head of biceps tearing and instability in the shoulder: an MRI-arthroscopy correlation study. Skeletal Radiol;47(2):203-14, 2018.

Fourman MS, Arner JW, Bayer S, Vyas D, Bradley JP.  Type VIII SLAP repair at mid-term follow-up:  throwers have greater pain, decreased function, and poorer return to play.  Arthroscopy.  34(12):3159-64, 2018.

Bradley JP, Arner JW, Sachidhanand J, Vyas DRisk Factors and Outcomes of Revision Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Capsulolabral RepairAm J Sports Med. 46(10):2457-65. 2018.

McCrum CL, Costello J, Onishi K, and Vyas DReturn to Play after PRP and Rehabilitation of 3 Elite Ice Hockey Players with Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow. Orthop J Sports Med. 6(8):2018.

Borrero CG, Costello J, Bertolet M, and Vyas D.  Value of Anterosuperior rotator cuff and labral tears at MRI for predicting long head of biceps tearing at arthroscopy Clin Radiol. 73(12):1058.2018.

Zhang K, De SA D, Kanakamedala A, Sheehan AJ, and Vyas D.  Management of concomitant pre-operative rotator cuff pathology and adhesive capsulitis—A systematic review of indications, treatment approaches, and outcomes. Arthroscopy 35(3):979-993, 2019.

De SA D, Sheehan AJ, Morales-Restrepo A, Dombrowski M, Kay J, and Vyas D. Patient positioning in arthroscopic management of posterior-inferior shoulder instability:  a systematic review comparing beach chair and lateral decubitus approaches. Arthroscopy. 35(1):214-24, 2019.

January Featured Editorial Board Members

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Annunziato Amendola, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director of Sports MedicineExecutive Director, Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute

Executive Director, Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute
Chief Medical Officer, Duke Athletics, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

“Ned” Amendola, MD, is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and Vice Chair in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and the Chief, Division of Sports Medicine at Duke University. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute, and CMO and Head Team Physician for Athletics at Duke University. He is very involved in resident teaching and  the Sports Medicine and foot ankle fellowship programs. His clinical interests focus on knee and foot and ankle reconstruction. Research interests center on improving the understanding, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports and activity-related problems of the lower extremity. Dr. Amendola is happily married to Alison and they have 4 wonderful children: Richard, Julie, Andrew, and Christine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Amendola has received numerous peer-reviewed grants, and published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, as well as authored an extensive number of book chapters and edited 4 textbooks in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He has earned numerous research related awards along with co-authors including Excellence in Research Award, Cabaud, and O’Donohue awards from the AOSSM; the Achilles award from ISAKOS; the Samson Award from the COA; the Roger Mann Award and the Leonard Goldner Award from the AOFAS; and the Kappa Delta Award from the AAOS in 2012.

Dr. Amendola is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and Diplomate of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine. He is an active member of many orthopaedic and sports medicine organizations, including Past President for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and currently on the Board of Trustees of OREF. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of ABOS, ISAKOS, AAOS, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and Past President of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine.

Selected Published Work

Amendola A, Fowler PJ.  Allograft ACL reconstruction in a sheep model. The effect of synthetic augmentation. Am J Sports Med. 1992;20(3):336–346.

Sitler D, Amendola A, Bailey CS, Thain L, Spouge A.  Posterior ankle arthroscopy: an anatomic study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002; 84:763-769.

Amendola, A, Fowler, P, Litchfield, R, Kirkley S, Clatworthy, M. Opening wedge high tibial osteotomy using a novel technique: early results and complications. J Knee Surg. 2004;17(3):170-175.

Bonasia DE, Martin JA, Marmotti A, Amendola RL, Buckwalter JA, Rossi R, Blonna D, Adkisson HD 4th, Amendola A. Cocultures of adult and juvenile chondrocytes compared with adult and juvenile chondral fragments: In vitro matrix production. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(11):2355-2361.

Saltzman CL, Hillis SL, Stolley MP, Anderson DD, Amendola A. Motion versus fixed distraction of the joint in the treatment of ankle osteoarthritis: a prospective randomized controlled trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94(11):961-970

Wolf BR, Ramme AJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, McCarty EC, Vidal AR, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Amendola A, MOON Knee Group. Variability in ACL tunnel placement: observational clinical study of surgeon ACL tunnel variability. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(6):1265-1273.

Pedersen DR, El-Khoury GY, Thedens DR, Saad-Eldine M, Phisitkul P, Amendola A. Bone contusion progression from traumatic knee injury: association of rate of contusion resolution with injury severity. Open Access J Sports Med. 8 (January 27, 2017): 9-15. PMID: 28203112.

Amendola A. Presidential Address of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Why AOSSM? Diversity, Teamwork, and Passion. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(14):3196-3200.

Grassi A, Samuelsson K, D’Hooghe P, Romagnoli M, Mosca M, Zaffagnini S, Amendola A. Dynamic stabilization of syndesmosis injuries reduces complications and reoperations as compared with screw fixation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jun 12. doi: 10.1177/0363546519849909

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Iftach Hetsroni, MD
Kfar Saba, Israel

Dr. Hetsroni is Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel and Director of Sports Medicine Injuries Service at the Meir General Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel. He also serves as the Co-Director of Sports Medicine Diploma studies at the Tel Aviv University, Israel.

His areas of research include different aspects of joint mechanics relating to sports injuries with focus on knee and hip injuries and ligament reconstruction studies including outcome studies and surgical techniques.

Dr. Hetsroni has served as President of the Israeli Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ISKSA), and Orthopedic Team Physician of the Israeli Olympic Athletes since London Olympic Games, 2012. He is also involved in ISAKOS committees, including the Scientific Committee, Newsletter Committee, Program Committee and in ESSKA activities, including past Israeli Ambassador to ESSKA activities

Dr. Hetsroni has published over 60 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and 20 chapters in international books on sports injuries.

Selected Published Work

Hetsroni I, Finestone A, Milgrom C, Ben Sira D, Nyska M, Mann G, Almosnino S, Ayalon M. The role of foot pronation in the development of femoral and tibial stress fractures: a prospective biomechanical study. Clin J Sport Med. 2008;18(1):18-23.

Hetsroni I, Pilz-Burstein R, Nyska M, Back Z, Barchilon V, Mann G. Avulsion of the distal biceps brachii tendon in middle-aged population: is surgical repair advisable? A comparative study of 22 patients treated with either nonoperative management or early anatomical repair. Injury. 2008;39(7):753-760.

Reinhardt KR, Hetsroni I, Marx RG. Graft selection for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a level I systematic review comparing failure rates and functional outcomes. Orthop Clin North Am. 2010;41(2):249-262.

Hetsroni I, Nyska M, Ben-Sira D, Arnson Y, Buksbaum C, Aliev E, Mann G, Massarwe S, Rosenfeld G, Ayalon M. Analysis of foot and ankle kinematics following operative reduction of high grade intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus. J Trauma. 2011;70(5):1234-1240.

Hetsroni I, Lyman S, Do H, Mann G, Marx RG. Symptomatic pulmonary embolism after outpatient arthroscopic procedures of the knee: The incidence and risk factors in 418,323 arthroscopies. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011;93(1):47-51.

Bedi A, Dolan M, Hetsroni I, Magennis E, Lipman J, Buly R, Kelly BT. Surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement improves hip kinematics: a computer-assisted model. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39 Suppl:43S-49S.

Hetsroni I, Lillemoe K, Marx RG. Small medial meniscocapsular separations: A potential cause for chronic medial side knee pain. Arthroscopy. 2011;27(11):1536-1542.

Marx RG, Hetsroni I. Surgical technique: Medial collateral ligament recontsruction using Achilles allograft for combined knee ligament injury. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012;470(3):798-805.

Hetsroni I, Larson CM, Dela Torre K, Zbeda R, Magennis E, Kelly BT. Anterior inferior iliac spine deformity as an extra-articular source for hip impingement: A series of 10 patients treated with arthroscopic decompression. Arthroscopy. 2012;28(11):1644-1653.

Hetsroni I, Dela Torre K, Duke G, Lyman S, Kelly BT. Sex-differences of hip morphology in young adults with hip pain and labral tears. Arthroscopy. 2013;29(1):54-63.

Hetsroni I, Delos D, Fives G, Boyle BW, Lillemoe K, Marx RG. Nonoperative treatment for anterior cruciate ligament injury in recreational alpine skiers. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013;21(8):1910-1914.

Hetsroni I, Poultsides L, Bedi A, Larson CM, Kelly BT. Anterior inferior iliac spine morphology correlates with hip range of motion: a classification system and dynamic model. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013;471(8):2497-2503.

Hetsron I, Lyman S, Pearle AD, Marx RG. The effect of lateral opening wedge distal femoral osteotomy on medial knee opening: clinical and biomechanical factors. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014;22(7):1659-1665.

Hetsroni I, Ben-Sira D, Nyska M, Ayalon M. Plantar pressure anomalies after open reduction with internal fixation of high-grade calcaneqal fractures. Foot Ankle Int. 2014;35(7):712-718.

Orava S, Hetsroni I, Marom N, Mann G, Sarimo J, Ben-Zvi O, Lempainen L. Surgical excision of post-traumatic ossifications at the proximal hamstrings in young athletes: technique and outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(6):1331-1336.

Hetsroni I, Funk S, Ben-Sira D, Nyska M, Palmanovich E, Ayalon M. Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome is associated with alterations in hindfoot mechanics: a three-dimensional gait analysis study. Clin Biomech. 2015;30(10):1189-1193.

Hetsroni I, Mann G. Outcomes at a minimum of 2 years after medial collateral ligament reconstruction using partial thickness Quadriceps tendon-bone autograft. Orthopedics. 2017;40(3):e557-562.

Hetsroni I, van-Stee M, Marom N, Koch EJ, Dolev E, Maoz G, Nyska M, Mann G. Factors associated with improved function and maintenance of sports activities at five-to-ten years after autolgous hamstrings ACL reconstruction in young men. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017;5(4):2325967117700841.

Orava S, Sinikumpu JJ, Sarimo J, Lempainen L, Mann G, Hetsroni I. Surgical excision of symptomatic mature posttraumatic myositis ossificans: characteristics and outcomes in 32 athletes. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017;25(12):3961-3968.

Hetsroni I, Mann G, Dolev E, Nyska M. Combined reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral and medial patellotibial ligaments: outcomes and prognostic factors. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019;27(2):507-515.

October Featured Editorial Board Member

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David R. McAllister, MD
Chief of the Sports Medicine Service, Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California


Dr. David R. McAllister is Chief of the Sports Medicine Service, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also serves as the program director of the sports medicine fellowship at UCLA and is responsible for teaching UCLA medical students and orthopedic surgery residents. Dr. McAllister also serves as the Head Team Physician for the UCLA Athletic Department.  He specializes in all areas of orthopaedic sports medicine and has special expertise in knee ligament injuries, meniscus injuries and articular cartilage problems.

Dr. McAllister is a productive clinician-scientist who has published more than 140 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. In addition, he has mentored numerous clinician-scientists who have entered academic practice.  His areas of expertise include knee ligament injuries, biomechanics, and surgery. In addition, he has considerable experience with tissue engineering and is currently leading a multidisciplinary team of researchers in their efforts to grow ligament tissue in a laboratory that could later be used in patients for knee ligament reconstruction. Dr. McAllister has presented many scientific papers and is frequently invited to moderate sessions at various national and international orthopedic meetings. Dr. McAllister has also served on the faculty for courses designed to educate other orthopaedic surgeons.  Dr. McAllister belongs to many national and international groups and has held leadership positions/committee positions in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS).

Selected Published Work

Markolf K, Zemanovic J, McAllister D. Cyclic Loading of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Replacements Fixed with Tibial Tunnel and Tibial Inlay Methods. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002;84:518-524.

Petrigliano FA, English CS, Barba D, Esmende S, Wu BM, McAllister DR. The Effects of Local bFGF Release and Uniaxial Strain on Cellular Adaptation and Gene Expression in a 3D Environment: Implications for Ligament Tissue Engineering.  Tissue Eng. 2007;13(11):2721-2731.

Markolf KL, Park S, Jackson SR, McAllister DR. Anterior-posterior and rotatory stability of single and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91(1):107-118.

Markolf KL, Park S, Jackson SR, McAllister DR. Simulated Pivot Shift Testing With Single and Double Bundle ACL Reconstructions.  J Bone Joint Surg 2008;90(8):1681-1689.

Petrigliano F, Arom G, Nazemi A, Yeranosian M, Wu B, McAllister D. In Vivo Evaluation of Electrospun Polycaprolactone Graft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Engineering.  Tissue Eng Part A. 2014 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID:25412879

Borgstrom H, Markolf K, Wang Y, Xu X, Yang P, Joshi N, Yeranosian M, Petrigliano F, Hame S, Kaiser W, McAllister D. Use of inertial sensors to predict pivot shift grade and diagnose an ACL injury during pre-operative testing. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(4):857-864.

Leong NL, Kabir N, Arshi A, Nazemi A, Wu B, Petrigliano FA, McAllister DR. Evaluation of Polycaprolactone Scaffold with bFGF and Fibroblasts in an Athymic Rat Model for ACL Reconstruction. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015;21(11-12):1859-1868.

Boguszewski DV, Cheung EC, Joshi NB, Markolf KL, McAllister DR. Male-Female Differences in Knee Laxity and Stiffness: A Cadaveric Study. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(12):2982-2987.

Leong NL, Kabir N, Arshi A, Nazemi A, Jiang J, Wu BM, Petrigliano FA, McAllister DR. Use of ultra-high molecular weight polycaprolactone scaffolds for ACL reconstruction. J Orthop Res. 2016;34(5):828-835.

Du PZ, Markolf KL, Lama CJ, McAllister DR, Jones KJ. Contact Forces Acting on Large Femoral Osteochondral Allografts During Forced Knee Extension. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(12):2804-2811.

Du PZ, Markolf KL, Boguszewski DV, Yamaguchi KT, Lama CJ, McAllister DR, Jones KJ. Effects of Proud Large Osteochondral Plugs on Contact Forces and Knee Kinematics: A Robotic Study. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(9):2122-2127.

Markolf K, Yamaguchi K, Matthew J, McAllister D. Effects of Tibiofemoral Compression on ACL Forces and Knee Kinematics Under Combined Knee Loads. J Orthop Res. 2019;37(3):631-639.

September Featured Editorial Board Member

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Ivan Ho-Bun Wong, MD, FRCS(C), Dip. Sports Medicine, MACM
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Dr. Ivan Wong is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Health and Human Performance, and the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. He founded and co-directs the Joint Preservation, Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy Fellowship program at Dalhousie in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) and the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). He is also the most recent Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) traveling fellow and the current AANA Research Chair. He is the president and founder of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC) (2017-present) and is one of the 2020 Program Chairs for the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA).

He graduated from Acadia University with Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology. He then graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Wong completed his orthopaedic residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. After his residency, Dr. Wong traveled to Los Angeles, where completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine and Trauma under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Snyder at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute. Afterwards, Dr. Wong obtained the Diploma in Sport Medicine from the CASEM. He completed a Master’s degree in Academic Medicine focusing on surgical skill translation from model to operating room at the University of Southern California in 2013. Following his orthopaedic training and fellowship in the United States, Dr. Wong moved back to Halifax, Nova Scotia to join the Nova Scotia Health Authority as an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Trauma Surgery. From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Wong served as a Surgical Education Consultant for School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Wong’s expertise lies in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He has developed many innovative surgical techniques, including arthroscopic alternatives to some of the shoulder and hip’s most difficult problems His current research focuses upon the use of human dermal allograft for rotator cuff construction, the use of distal tibial allograft for anatomic glenoid reconstruction in patients with recurrent shoulder instability, and the use of orthobiologics for the treatment of cartilage defects.

Dr. Wong’s commitment to furthering his field is seen not only through development of new techniques, but also in training other physicians. He has helped to train medical students, residents, fellows in sports medicine, and orthopaedic surgeons in sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures all around the world.

Dr. Wong has published over 80 papers, including 17 technique papers, 10 systematic reviews, 5 book chapters, and 49 original research articles. He has presented his research outcomes and surgical techniques at approximately 110 conferences around the world during the past decade. Dr. Wong is continuously trying to improve patient outcomes by researching new and improved means of reconstructing, repairing, and preventing degeneration.

Dr. Wong has been committed to pursuing his career, striving to innovate and push the boundaries of orthopaedic sports medicine. He would not be able to do this without the loving support of his wife, Kala and their three children. Dr. Wong is dedicated providing innovative, evidence-based options for surgical care and rehabilitation and upholds the highest professional and ethical standards to assure the integrity of patient care.

Selected Published Work

Smith TD, Ravipati APT, Wong I. Incidence and risk factors for development of postoperative heterotopic ossification in a high-volume hip arthroscopy practice: a case series. Clinical Trials in Orthopedic Disorders. 2019. 4(3):43-46.

John R, Wong I. Innovative Approaches in the Management of Shoulder Instability: Current Concept Review. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2019. 12(3):386-396.

Woolnough T, Shah A, Sheean AJ, Lesniak BP, Wong I, Darren de SA. ‘Postage Stamp’ Fractures: A Systematic Review of Patient and Suture Anchor Profiles Causing Anterior Glenoid Rim Fractures After Bankart Repair. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2019. 35(8):2501-2508.

McNeil D, Wong I. Arthroscopic Glenoid Bone Grafting: Preserving the Subscapularis-A Reproducible Technique. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2019. 27(2): 81-88.

Holt K, Sorhaindo M, Coady C, Wong I. Arthroscopic Treatment of Medial Femoral Knee Osteochondral Defect Using Subchondroplasty and Chitosan-Based Scaffold. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2019. 8(4): 413-418.

Sazler M, Kilcoyne K, Marina D, Wong I. Report of the 2018 Arthroscopy Association of the North America Traveling Fellowship – Friendship and Mentorship. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2019. 35(3): 1006-1008.

Konstantinidis G, Mitchell M, Boyd G, Coady C, Ghosh S, Wong I. Poor Sensitivity of Magnetic Resonance Arthrography to Detect Hip Chondral Delamination: A Retrospective Follow-up of 227 FAI-Operated Patients. Cartilage. 2019, January: doi: 10.1177/1947603518816453. [Epub ahead of print]

Moga I, Konstantinidis G, Coady C, Ghosh S, Wong IArthroscopic Anatomic Glenoid Reconstruction: Analysis of the Learning Curve. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018, November. 6(11): doi: 10.1177/2325967118807906.

Moga I, Konstantinidis G, Wong I. The Safety of a Far Medial Arthroscopic Portal for Anatomic Glenoid Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Study. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018, September. 6(9): 2325967118795404. doi: 10.1177/2325967118795404.

Amar E, Konstantinidis G, Coady C, Wong I. Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability with Glenoid Bone Loss Using Distal Tibia Allograft Augmentation: Safety Profile and Short-Term Radiological Outcome. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018, May. 6(5): 2325967118774507. doi: 10.1177/2325967118774507.

McNeil D, Coady C, Wong I. Arthroscopic Anatomic Glenoid Reconstruction in Lateral Decubitus Position Using Allograft with Nonrigid Fixation. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2018. 7(11): e1115-e1121.

Wong I, Urquhart N. Arthroscopic Anatomic Glenoid Reconstruction without Subscapularis Split. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2015. 4(5): e449-e456.

Lewington M, Urquhart N, Wong I. Lateral Decubitus All-Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure for Treatment of Shoulder Instability. Journal of Arthroscopy Techniques. 2015. 4(3): e207–e213.



August Featured Editorial Board Member

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Marc R. Safran, MD
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Division of Sports Medicine
Stanford University
Redwood City, California


Dr. Marc Safran is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine at Stanford University in the School of Medicine. He is the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Director at Stanford as well.  Dr. Safran graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Berkeley, with an independent major in the department of Anatomy and Physiology.  He then graduated from Duke Medical School in Durham, NC, where he did muscle injury research with William Garrett.  His internship and orthopaedic training were completed at UCLA, under Harlan Amstutz, during which he also completed a 1-year NIH-sponsored research fellowship under Drs. Amstutz, Eckardt and Meals. After his orthopaedic residency, Dr. Safran traveled cross county to the University of Pittsburgh for his Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship under the guidance of Drs. Freddie Fu, Christopher Harner and Jon JP Warner, as well as Savio Woo.

Following his fellowship, Dr. Safran moved to San Diego to join a private practice group as their sports medicine specialist, while having a clinical appointment at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and participating in the education of the orthopaedic sports medicine fellows at the San Diego Kaiser fellowship, that was under the direction of Dale Daniel (and subsequently, Ray Sachs and Don Fithian).  He was a team physician for a local high school and started his 14-year run as tournament medical director for the WTA tournament in San Diego. Dr. Safran then moved up the coast and joined Kaiser Permanente in Orange County, where he practiced for 5 years, and helped start the Kaiser rotation for the UC Irvine (UCI) Orthopaedic Residents and was a clinical associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and a team physician for UCI and consultant for many local high schools and colleges. While in Orange County, he collaborated with Thay Lee in several orthopaedic biomechanics research projects. He then opted to go to academics full time, and joined the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Service.  While at UCSF, he worked as a Team Physician for UC Berkeley athletics (men’s basketball and baseball), and started the PLAYSAFE program, an outreach program caring for all of the San Francisco public schools.  After 7 years at UCSF, Dr. Safran moved down the peninsula to Stanford University in 2007, where he a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Safran is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and subspecialty certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (and actually participated for several years in writing the questions for the subspecialty examination).   He has been an editorial board member for the American Journal of Sports Medicine for 15 years, as well as a reviewer and editorial board member of several other journals.

Dr. Safran’s clinical responsibilities include acting as team physician for many of Stanford’s Division 1 athletes, including being head team physician for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis, and team physician for the Football and Baseball teams.  He is the chief orthopaedic consultant for the Women’s Tennis Association (professional women’s tennis tour), consultant for the NHL Players’ Association and National Basketball Players’ Association, and The Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association.  He has served as the physician for 3 Davis Cup Ties and professional and junior tennis events, as well as a team physician for many high schools, colleges / universities, including starting the High School Outreach program in San Francisco – PLAY SAFE.

He has been the program chair of many society meetings including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS – 2018), and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (2011 – 2014) as well as 2 AOSSM-ISAKOS Hip Arthroscopy courses at the Orthopaedic Learning Center.  Dr. Safran has been the president of ISAKOS (International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, ISHA (International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, STMS (Society for Tennis Medicine and Science), and the Northern California Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association (NCWOA).  Dr. Safran has also served on the board and/or executive committees of AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine), ASES (American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons), ISAKOS, ISHA, STMS, and NCWOA.  Dr. Safran has served on many committees for the AOSSM, including Council of Delegates (including being Chair), Traveling Fellowship committee (including chair), Research Committee, Education Committee, Fellowship Committee, Hall of Fame Committee, Nominating Committee (3 times) and the Health Policy and Ethics Committee.

Currently, Dr. Safran has published over 210 papers (22 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine), 140 book chapters, guest edited 12 journal editions (including a supplement on hip arthroscopy for the AJSM in 2011 with Dr. Mark Hutchinson), and 10 books. He has given nearly 1,300 presentations (over 300 international, 540 national, 70 regional and 360 local presentations).  His most recent research focus in hip arthroscopy biomechanics and clinical outcomes, though he still does some research in knee ACL, elbow UCL and shoulder problems in athletes.

He is fortunate to have been able to do all the above with the loving support of his wife, Lee, and their 3 children – Janna, Nathan and Clark.  He is passionate about sports medicine, the care of active individuals, the AOSSM and AJSM, and its mission to disseminate the most important sports medicine related information to practitioners to help take better care of our patients.

Selected Published Work

Johanssen AM, Behn AW, Shibata K, Ejnisman L, Thio T, Safran MR: The Role of Anterior Capsular Laxity in Hip Microinstability: A Novel Biomechanical Model. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 47(5): 1151 – 1158, 2019. Doi: 10.1177/0363546519827955.

Safran MR: Micro-Instability of the Hip – Gaining Acceptance. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS, 27: 12 – 22, 2019  Nov 20. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00664.

Herickhoff P, Safran MR: Surgical Decision Making for Acetabular Labral Tears: An International Perspective. ORTHOPAEDIC JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE 6(9): 2325967118797324. Doi: 10.1177/2325967118797324, 2018.

Packer JD, Cowan J, Rebolledo B, Shibata K, Riley GM, Finlay A, Safran MR: The Cliff Sign: A New Radiographic Sign of Hip Instability. ORTHOPAEDIC JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 2018 Nov 12;6(11):2325967118807176. doi: 10.1177/2325967118807176

Hoppe D, Truntzer J, Shapiro L, Abrams G, Safran MR: Diagnostic Accuracy of 3 Physical Examination Tests in the Assessment of Hip Microinstability. ORTHOPAEDIC JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 5(11), 2325967117740121 DOI: 10.1177/2325967117740121, 2017

Shibata K, Matsuda S, Safran MR: Arthroscopic Hip Surgery in the Elite Athlete: Comparison of Female and Male Competitive Athletes. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE. 45(8): 1730 – 1739, 2017. Doi: 10.1177/0363546517697296, 2017

July Featured Editorial Board Member

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Braden C. Fleming, PhD
Lucy Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedics
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island


Dr. Fleming is the Lucy Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedics and Professor of Engineering at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. He joined the medical school faculty at Brown in June 2003. He received his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1996 and then served on the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont for 7 years. Dr. Fleming is the Director of the Bioengineering Core of the COBRE for Skeletal Health & Repair at Rhode Island Hospital, and started serving as the Associate Editor of Biomechanics for the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2013. Dr. Fleming’s primary research focuses on the lower extremity with specific interests in ACL injuries, soft tissue biomechanics, osteoarthritis and imaging. He has authored 172 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has maintained a NIH funded research program for over 20 years. He and his wife, Dr. Martha Murray, are happily raising five children together while translating a new ACL repair technology. Braden is also an avid fly fisher always looking for a reason to get out on the water.

Selected Published Work

Murray MM, Kalish LA, Fleming BC, BEAR Trial Team, Proffen BL, Ecklund K, Kramer DE, Yen YM, Micheli LJ: The bridge-enhanced anterior cruciate ligament repair (BEAR) procedure: Two-year results of a first-in-human study. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 7(3), 2325967118824356, 2019 [PMID: 30923725; PMCID: PMC6431773].

Beveridge JE, Proffen BL, Karamchedu NP, Chin KE, Sieker JT, Badger, GJ, Kiapour AM, Murray MM, Fleming BC: Cartilage damage is related to ACL stiffness in a porcine model of ACL repair. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, May 24, doi: 10.1002/jor.24381 (EPub ahead of print), 2019 [PMID: 31125133; NIHMSID: 1028497].

Murray MM, Kiapour AM, Kalish LA, Ecklund K, BEAR Trial Team, Fleming BC: Predictors of healing ligament size and MR signal intensity at 6 months after bridge-enhanced ACL repair. American Journal of Sports Medicine 47(6): 1361-1369, 2019 [PMID: 30986359; PMCID: PMC6497549].

Kiapour AM, Yang D, Badger GJ, Karamchedu MP, Murray MM, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Shalvoy RM, Fleming BC: Anatomical features of the tibial plateau predict outcomes of ACL reconstruction within 7 years after surgery. American Journal of Sports Medicine 47(2): 303-311, 2019 [PMID: 30640519; PMCID: PMC6382545].

Sieker JT, Proffen BL, Waller KA, Chin K, Karamchedu NP, Akelman MR, Perrone GS, Kiapour AM, Konrad J, Murray MM, Fleming BC: Transcriptional profiling of articular cartilage in a porcine model of early post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 36(1): 318-329, 2018 [PMID:  28671352; PMCID: PMC5752630].

Waller KA, Chin KE, Jay GD, Zhang LX, Teeple E, McAllister S, Badger GJ, Schmidt TA, Fleming BC: Intra-articular recombinant human Proteoglycan 4 mitigates cartilage damage following destabilization of the medial meniscus in the Yucatan minipig. American Journal of Sports Medicine 45(7): 1512-1521, 2017 [PMID: 28129516; PMCID: PMC5453820].

Akelman MR, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Shalvoy RM, Garcia A, Chin KE, Duryea J, Badger GJ, Tung GA, Fleming BC: Effect of matching or over-constraining knee laxity during ACL reconstruction on knee osteoarthritis and clinical outcomes: A randomized controlled trial with 84-month follow-up. American Journal of Sports Medicine 44(7): 1660-1670, 2016 [PMID: 27159308; PMCID: PMC4930731].