January 2023 Featured Editorial Board Member

Ryuichiro Akagi, MD, PhD
Director of Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine Center
Oyumino Central Hospital
Chiba, Japan

Dr. Akagi is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in knee surgery at Oyumino Central Hospital (Chiba, Japan). He is currently the director of the Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine Center. He serves as the head team physician for the Japanese Beach Soccer national team and Altiri Chiba (professional basketball). In addition, he was previously the head team physician for the Blue Thunders (American football).

He is a specialist in knee surgery, taking care of patients of all ages and performing any procedures, including arthroscopic surgeries, osteotomies, and arthroplasties, with an emphasis on cartilage regeneration procedures. He currently presides over a multicenter research project on the region’s clinical outcome after autologous chondrocyte implantation. Dr. Akagi graduated from the School of Medicine of Chiba University in 2004. After his residency in general Orthopaedics, he started his career as a knee surgeon in 2009 at Chiba University Hospital under Prof. Takahisa Sasho. After completing the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Medicine of Chiba University in 2013, he engaged in basic research on gene expression in cartilage under Prof. Martin Lotz at the Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, California). From 2015 to March 2022, he served as assistant professor of the knee surgery division at Chiba University Hospital. He started his career at Oyumino Central Hospital in April 2022. In 2015, he completed the program of International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Medicine and served at the polyclinic in the athlete’s village during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was elected as a traveling fellow for the ESSKA-APKASS traveling fellowship program in 2018 (Godfather: Prof. Denny Lie from Singapore).

Selected Published Work

Akagi R, Saisu T, Segawa Y, Sasho T, Moriya H, Takahashi K, Kamegaya M. Natural history of popliteal cysts in the pediatric population. J Pediatr Orthop 2013 Apr-May;33(3):262-8

Akagi R, Sasho T, Saito M, Endo J, Yamaguchi S, Muramatsu Y, Mukoyama S, Akatsu Y, Katsuragi J, Fukawa T, Takahashi K. Effective knock down of Matrix Metalloprotainase-13 by an intra-articular injection of small interfering RNA (siRNA) in a murine surgically-induced osteoarthritis model. J Orthop Res 2014 Sep;32:1175-80, Epub 2014 May 22

Endo J, Watanabe A, Sasho T, Yamaguchi S, Saito M, Akagi R, Muramatsu Y, Mukoyama S, Katsuragi J, Akatsu Y, Fukawa T, Okubo T, Osone F, Takahashi K. Utility of T2 mapping and dGEMRIC for evaluation of cartilage repair after allograft chondrocyte implantation in a rabbit model. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2015 Feb;23(2):280-8, Epub 2014 Nov 6

Akatsu Y, Yamaguchi S, Mukoyama S, Morikawa T, Yamaguchi T, Tsuchiya K, Iwasaki J, Akagi R, Muramatsu Y, Katsuragi J, Fukawa T, Endo J, Takahashi K, Sasho T. Accuracy of high resolution ultrasound in the detection of meniscal tears and determination of the visible area of menisci. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2015 May 20;97:799-806, Epub 2015 Jul 16

Alvarez-Garcia O, Fisch KM, Wineinger NE, Akagi R, Saito M, Sasho T, Su AI, Lotz MK. Increased DNA methylation and reduced expression of transcription factors in human osteoarthritis cartilage. Arthritis Rheumatol 2016 Aug;68:1876-86

Akagi R, Akatsu Y, Fisch KM, Alvarez-Garcia O, Teramura T, Muramatsu Y, Saito M, Sasho T, Su AI, Lotz MK. Dysregulated circadian rhythm pathway in human osteoarthritis: NR1D1 and BMAL1 suppression alters TGF-β signaling in chondrocytes. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2017 Jun;25(6):943-51, Epub 2016 Nov 22

Hoshi H, Akagi R, Yamaguchi S, Muramatsu Y, Akatsu Y, Yamamoto Y, Sasaki T, Takahashi K, Sasho T. Effect of inhibiting MMP13 and ADAMTS5 by intra-articular injection of small interfering RNA in a surgically induced osteoarthritis model of mice. Cell Tissue Res 2017 May;368(2):379-87, Epub 2017 Jan 24

Akatsu Y, Akagi R, Fukawa T, Yamaguchi S, Sasho T. Ultrasound for treating meniscocapsular separation together with arthroscopy. Arthrosc Tech. 2016 Dec 19;5(6), eCollection 2016 Dec

Sato Y, Akagi R, Akatsu Y, Matsuura Y, Takahashi S, Yamaguchi S, Enomoto T, Nakagawa R, Hoshi H, Sasaki T, Kimura S, Ogawa Y, Sadamasu A, Ohtori S, Sasho T. The effect of femoral bone tunnel configuration on tendon-bone healing in an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: An animal study. Bone Joint Res. 7(5):327-35, 2018

Enomoto T, Akagi R, Ogawa Y, Yamaguchi S, Hoshi H, Sasaki T, Sato Y, Nakagawa R, Kimura S, Ohtori S, Sasho T. Timing of intra-articular injection of synovial mesenchymal stem cells affects cartilage restoration in a partial thickness cartilage defect model in rats. Cartilage. 2020 Jan;11(1):122-9, Epub 2018 Jul 10

Nakagawa R, Akagi R, Yamaguchi S, Enomoto T, Sato Y, Kimura S, Ogawa Y, Sadamasu A, Ohtori S, Sasho T. Single vs. repeated matrix metalloproteinase-13 knockdown with intra-articular short interfering RNA administration in a murine osteoarthritis model. Connect Tissue Res. 2019 Jul;60(4):335-43, Epub 2018 Oct 26

Akagi R, Muramatsu Y, Mukoyama S, Sugiyama H, Yamaguchi S, Ohtori S, Sasho T. Arthroscopic reduction and internal fixation of posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture using an adjustable length loop device. Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Dec 21;9(12), eCollection 2020 Dec

Ogura T, Asai S, Akagi R, Fukuda H, Yamaura I, Sakai H, Ichino Y, Takahashi T, Omodani T, Saito C, Ninomiya T, Shiko Y, Tsuchiya A, Takahashi K, Sasho T. Joint effusion at 6 months is a significant predictor of joint effusion 1 year after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2021 Nov;29(11):3839-3845, Epub 2021 Jan 21

Takeda T, Akagi R, Sato Y, Enomoto T, Nakagawa R, Kimura S, Yamaguchi S, Nishikawa S, Sasho T. Multiple osteochondritis dissecans in multiple joints. Case Rep Orthop. 2021 Jan 28;eCollection

Watanabe S, Akagi R, Shiko Y, Ono Y, Kawasaki Y, Ohdera T, Ohtori S, Sasho T. Intra- and Inter-observer reliability of implant positioning evaluation on a CT-based three-dimensional postoperative matching system for total knee arthroplasty. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2021 Apr 17;22(1):363

Ono Y, Akagi R, Mikami Y, Shinohara M, Hosokawa H, Horii M, Watanabe S, Ogawa Y, Sadamasu A, Kimura S, Yamaguchi S, Ohtori S, Sasho T. Effect of systemic administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on a chronic partial-thickness cartilage defect in a rabbit knee joint. Cartilage. 2021 Dec;13(2_suppl):175S-184S

Watanabe S, Akagi R, Ninomiya T, Yamashita T, Tahara M, Kimura S, Ono Y, Yamaguchi S, Ohtori S, Sasho T. Comparison of joint awareness after medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and high tibial osteotomy: a retrospective multicenter study. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2022 Jun;142(6):1133-1140, Epub 2021 Jul 16

Toyoshima Y, Akagi R, Nabeshima K. Isometric exercise during immobilization reduces the time to return to play after lateral ankle sprain. Phys Ther Sport. 2021 Nov;52:168-172

Horii M, Akagi R, Ogawa Y, Yamaguchi S, Kimura S, Ono Y, Watanabe S, Shinohara M, Hosokawa H, Ohtori S, Sasho T. Foot morphology and correlation with lower extremity pain in Japanese children: A cross-sectional study of the foot posture index-6. J Orthop Sci. 2021 Oct 26;Online ahead of print

Horii M, Akagi R, Takahashi S, Watanabe S, Ogawa Y, Kimura S, Yamaguchi S, Ohtori S, Sasho T. Risk factors for the occurrence and protraction of patellar and patellar tendon pain in children and adolescents: a prospective cohort study of 3 years. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Apr 26;23(1):389, 2022

Minamoto Y, Akagi R, Maki S, Shiko Y, Tozawa R, Kimura S, Yamaguchi S, Kawasaki Y, Ohtori S, Sasho T. Automated detection of anterior cruciate ligament tears using a deep convolutional neural network. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Jun 15;23(1):577, 2022

Hozumi T, Akagi R, Fabricant PD, Teratani T, Kimura S, Yamaguchi S, Ohtori S. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Japanese version of the Hospital for Special Surgery Functional Activity Brief Scale (HSS Pedi-FABS). Orhop J Sports Med. 2022 May accepted

Shinohara M, Akagi R, Watanabe A, Kato Y, Sato Y, Morikawa T, Iwasaki J, Nakagawa K, Akatsu Y, Ohtori S, Sasho T. Time-dependent change in cartilage repair tissue evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging up to 2 years after atelocollagen-assisted autologous cartilage transplantation: data from the CaTCh study. Cartilage. 2022 May accepted

Horii M, Akagi R, Kimura S, Watanabe S, Yamaguchi S, Sasho T, Ohtori S. The influence of COVID-19 pandemic on the incidence of knee pain and physical activity level in children and adolescents in Japan: a prospective observation study. J Orthop Sci. 2022 June accepted

December Featured Editorial Board Member

Lena Hirtler, MA, MD, PhD
Medical Specialist for Anatomy
Division of Anatomy of the Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology

Medical University of Vienna (Austria)

Prof. Lena Hirtler, MA, MD, PhD, is a medical specialist for Anatomy at the Division of Anatomy of the Center of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Medical University of Vienna (Austria). There she is currently deputy head of the Division of Anatomy.

Additionally, she is group-leader with a scientific focus on “Anatomy in Health and Diseases” (Central Nervous, Cardiovascular and Locomotor) and leads the Bio-Implant-Lab at said institution. Apart from national and international lectures for pre and postgraduate education, she has authored several scientific publications in the field of clinical anatomy with a broad range of interest from orthopaedics, medical imaging, and biomechanics to ENT and neurosurgery. Her primary focus lies in the applied anatomy of the musculoskeletal system with multimodal approaches.

Selected Published Work

Czerny K, Schuh R, Hirtler L, Willegger M. Arthroscopic accessibility of the first metatarsophalangeal joint for osteochondral defects of the metatarsal head by two-portal technique – comparing joint distraction and plantarflexion. Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Jul 19:S1268-7731(22)00140-0. doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2022.07.008.

Benca E, Zderic I, van Knegsel KP, Caspar J, Hirtler L, Fuchssteiner C, Strassl A, Gueorguiev B, Widhalm H, Windhager R, Varga P. Biomechanical Determination of Fracture Loads and Patterns of the Odontoid Process. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2022 Jul 14. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000004369.

Kasparek MF, Benca E, Hirtler L, Willegger M, Boettner F, Zandieh S, Holinka J, Windhager R, Schuh R. Biomechanical evaluation of the proximal chevron osteotomy in comparison to the Lapidus arthrodesis for the correction of hallux valgus deformities. Int Orthop. 2022 Jul 18. doi: 10.1007/s00264-022-05514-x.

Farr S, Augustin J, Röhrich S, Felbermeier M, Hirtler L. Autologous replacement of the head of the radius—proximal fibula versus second metatarsal base: an anatomic feasibility study. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00402-022-04460-y

Böhler C, Benca E, Hirtler L, Kolarik F, Zalaudek M, Mayr W, Windhager R. A biomechanical in-vitro study on an alternative fixation technique of the pubic symphysis for open book injuries of the pelvis. Injury. 2021 Dec 3:S0020-1383(21)00971-2. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.11.050.

Benca E, Zderic I, Caspar J, Knegsel KV, Hirtler L, Gueorguiev B, Widhalm H, Windhager R, Varga P. On Measuring Implant Fixation Stability in ACL Reconstruction. Sensors (Basel). 2021 Oct 6;21(19):6632. doi: 10.3390/s21196632.

Hirtler, L.; Tschematschar, K.; Kainberger, F.; Röhrich, S. Applicability of Semi-Quantitative Evaluation of the Intercondylar Notch. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 5921. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11135921

Willegger M, Hirtler L, Schwarz GM, Windhager RH, Chiari C. [Peroneal tendon pathologies : From the diagnosis to treatment]. Orthopade. 2021 Jul;50(7):589-604. doi: 10.1007/s00132-021-04116-6. Epub 2021 Jun 23.

Hirtler L, Rath C, Kügler P, Reissig L, Willegger M. Maximum Ankle Plantarflexion and Dorsiflexion Allow for Optimal Arthroscopic Access to the Talar Dome: An Anatomic 3-Dimensional Radiography Study. Arthroscopy. 2021 Apr;37(4):1245-1257. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2020.12.207. Epub 2020 Dec 25.

Schwarz GM, Zak L, Hirtler L, Wozasek GE. Anatomical Considerations of Intramedullary Humeral Nailing and Lengthening. J Clin Med. 2020 Mar 16;9(3):806. doi: 10.3390/jcm9030806.

Evaluation of Two Types of Intramedullary Jones Fracture Fixation in a Cyclic and Ultimate Load Model. Willegger M, Benca E, Hirtler L, Kasparek MF, Bauer G, Zandieh S, Windhager R, Schuh R. J Orthop Res. 2020 Apr;38(4):911-917. doi: 10.1002/jor.24530. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Hirtler L, Schellander K, Schuh R. Accessibility to Talar Dome in Neutral Position, Dorsiflexion, or Noninvasive Distraction in Posterior Ankle Arthroscopy. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug;40(8):978-986. doi: 10.1177/1071100719847134. Epub 2019 May 12.

Benca E, Willegger M, Wenzel F, Hirtler L, Zandieh S, Windhager R, Schuh R. Biomechanical evaluation of two methods of fixation of a flexor hallucis longus tendon graft. Bone Joint J. 2018 Sep;100-B(9):1175-1181. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.100B9.BJJ-2018-0100.R2.

Hirtler L, Schuh R. Accessibility of the Talar Dome – Anatomical Comparison of Plantarflexion vs. Non-Invasive Distraction in Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. 2018 Feb;34(2):573-580. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.07.036. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Willegger W, Seyidova N, Schuh R, Windhager R, Hirtler L.  Anatomical Footprint of the Tibialis Anterior Muscle – Surgical Implications for Foot and Ankle Reconstructions. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9542125. doi: 10.1155/2017/9542125. Epub 2017 Jun 4.

Benca E, Reisinger A, Patsch JM, Hirtler L, Synek A, Stenicka S, Windhager R, Mayr W, Pahr DH. The effect of simulated metastatic lesions on the biomechanical behavior of the proximal femur. J Orthop Res. 2017 Nov;35(11):2407-2414.

Hirtler L, Röhrich S, Kainberger F.  The Femoral Intercondylar Notch During Life: An Anatomic Redefinition With Patterns Predisposing to Cruciate Ligament Impingement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Oct;207(4):836-845. doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.16015. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

Willegger M, Benca E, Hirtler L, Hradecky K, Holinka J, Windhager R, Schuh R. Biomechanical stability of tape augmentation for anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) repair compared to the native ATFL. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Apr;24(4):1015-21. doi: 10.1007/s00167-016-4048-7. Epub 2016 Feb 15.

Schuh R, Benca E, Willegger M, Hirtler L, Zandieh S, Holinka J, Windhager R.  Comparison of Broström technique, suture anchor repair, and tape augmentation for reconstruction of the anterior talofibular ligament. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Apr;24(4):1101-7. doi: 10.1007/s00167-015-3631-7. Epub 2015 May 10.

November Featured Editorial Board Member

Christopher C. Dodson, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Dodson is a board certified Sports Medicine surgeon and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He is currently the Associate Head Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Philadelphia Eagles, a consultant to the National Hockey League (NHL), and Head Team Physician for Eastern University. Dr. Dodson was previously Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia 76ers, Head Team Physician for Bryn Athyn College, and served as a consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

His clinical interests include Shoulder Instability, ACL reconstruction, Rotator Cuff Tears, and Elbow Injuries in Overhead Athletes.  Dr. Dodson has authored over 90 articles and book chapters related to sports medicine and has been consistently recognized as a “Top Doctor” in the region.

Selected Published Work

Repair of a Proximal Hamstring Rupture in a 14-Year-Old Patient: A Case Report. Buckley PS, Dodson CC HSS Journal 2018 Oct;14(3): 302-306. PMID: 30258337.

Stress Fractures of the Elbow in Throwing Athlete: A Systematic Review. Smith SR, Patel NK, White AE, Hadley CJ, Dodson CC. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Oct 8;6(10): eCollection PMID: 30306096.

Reconstruction of Acute Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Dislocations with our without Tendon Graft: a Retrospective Comparative Study. Lee BK, Jamgochian GC, Syed UAM, Getz CL, Dodson CC, Namdari S, Ramsey ML, Williams GR, Abboud JA, Lazarus ML, Arch Bone Jt Surg, May 2019;7(3);239-245. PMID:31312681

Development of a return to play checklist following patellar instability surgery: a Delphi-based consensus. White AE, Chatterji R, Zaman SU, Hadley CJ, Cohen SB, Freedman KB, Dodson CC. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. Jun 14 2019. PMID: 31201442

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Young Female Athletes: Patellar Versus Hamstring Tendon Autografts. Salem HS, Varzhapetyan V, Patel N, Dodson CC, Tjoumakaris FP, Freedman KB. Am J Sports Med Jul 2019;47(9):2086-2092. PMID: 31233335

How Do Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Specialists Treat Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures? Parisien RL, Trofa D, Gualtieri AP, Dodson CC, Xinning L, Levine WN, Vosseller TJ in Foot & Specialist, Jan 23 2020. PMID: 31971006

White AE, Patel NK, Hadley, CJ, Dodson CC. An Algorithmic Approach to the Management of Shoulder Instability. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev Dec 23;3(12) 2019. PMID: 32072126

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescents: A Systematic Review. Hadley CJ, Patel N, Ciccotti MG, Dodson CC. Am J Sports Medicine. Aug 2020 PMID: 32791013.

Medial Elbow Instability Resulting From Partial Tears of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament: Stress Ultrasound in a Cadaveric Model. Ciccotti MC, Hammoud S, Dodson CC, Cohen SB, Nazarian LN, Ciccotti MG. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Sep;48(11) PMID: 32813568.

Return to Play Guidelines After Patella Instability Surgery Requiring Bony Realignment: A Systematic Review. Chatterji R, White AE, Hadley CJ, Cohen SB, Freedman 14, KB, Dodson CC. Orthop J Sports Medicine 2020 Dec 15(8) PMID: 33403208.

Return to Play Rates after Ulnar Nerve Transposition and Decompression Surgery: a retrospective analysis. Hadley CJ, Dixit A, Kunkel J, White AE, Ciccotti MD, Cohen SB, Dodson CC. JSES Int 2021 Feb 9(5): 296-301. PMID: 33681853

Trends In Leadership at Othopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowships. Schiller NC, Sama AJ, Spielman AF, Donnally Iii CJ, Schachner BI, Damodar DM, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG.World J Orthop. 2021 Jun 18;12(6):412-422. PMID: 34189079

Efficacy of Hematoma Aspiration and Platelet-rich Plasma Muscle Injections for the Treatment of Hamstring Strains in Athletes. Trunz LM, Landy JE, Dodson CC, Cohen SB, Zoga AC, Roedl JB.Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2021 Jul 23. Doi. PMID: 34310495

Long-Term Sports Participation and Satisfaction After UCL Reconstruction in Amateur Baseball Players. Jack RA 2nd, Rao S, D’Amore T, Willier DP 3rd, Gallivan R, Cohen SB, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG.Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Aug 18;9(8): eCollection 2021 Aug. PMID: 34423061

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Javelin Throwers: An Analysis of Return to Play Rates and Patient Outcomes. Hadley CJ, Rao S, Erickson BJ, Cohen SB, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG, Romeo AA. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Oct 20:S1058-2746(21)Online ahead of print. PMID: 34687920

Return to School After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective Study of Adolescents and Young Adults. Brutico JM, Paul RW, Wright ML, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG, Dodson CC, Freedman KB, Hammoud S. Orthop J Sports Med. 2022 Mar 23; 10(3) eCollection PMID: 35340724.

Safer Return to Play After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Evaluation of a Return To Play Checklist. Hadley CJ, Rao S, Tjoumakaris FP, Ciccotti MD, Dodson CC, Marchetto PA, Hammoud S, Cohen SB, Freedman KB. Orthop J Sports Med. 2022. Apr 18; 10(4) eCollection PMID: 35464900.

October Featured Editorial Board Member

Johannes Barth, MD
Sports Injuries, Shoulder and Knee Surgery
Clinique des Cèdres

Grenoble, France

Johannes Barth, MD is an orthopedic surgeon working in a private hospital in the Grenoble area (Capital of the French Alps). His main clinical interests are knee and shoulder arthroscopy with an emphasis on sports injuries.

He started his medical studies in Besançon (France) from 1992 to 1998, with an ERASMUS program in Heilbronn (Germany) at the end. He did then his residency in Grenoble (France), and his clinical fellowship with Dr. Pierre Chambat in Lyon, France (in 2001) where he also met Dr. Gilles Walch. He subsequently spent six months with Prof. Stephen Burkhart in San Antonio, Texas, USA (in 2003), as research fellow. He became a member of the Lyon School of Knee Surgery and the Burkhart Research Association of Shoulder Surgeon both involved in education, research, and meeting organization. He served in the University Hospital of Grenoble as orthopedic surgeon under Prof. Dominique Saragaglia and as Anatomy instructor under Prof. Chirossel (2004-2006). He has a Master Degree in Technology, Humans and Society (Sports, Health, and Performances) obtained in 2006. He started a private activity at the Clinique des Cèdres in 2007. In 2016, he performed the ESSKA-APKASS Asian travelling fellowship (Godfather: Prof. Mustafa Karahan from Turkey).

Particularly involved in the SFA (Francophone Society of Arthroscopy), since 2013 as board member, he served as president of SFA from 2019 to 2021.

In Grenoble area, he managed a project to build an institution exclusively dedicated to muscular and skeletal diseases so called “Centre Ostéo-Articulaire des Cèdres” (a 1,500 m2 facility) that opened in 2013.

He manages a clinical and research fellowship program since 2012, involving Residents or international surgeons.  

Selected Published Work

The Minimal Clinically Important Difference, Patient Acceptable Symptom State, and Clinical Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Versus Reconstruction: A Matched-Pair Analysis From the SANTI Study Group. Ferreira A, Saithna A, Carrozzo A, Guy S, Vieira TD, Barth J, Sonnery-Cottet B.. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Oct 19:3635465221126171. doi: 10.1177/03635465221126171. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36259683

Remplissage Yields Similar 2-Year Outcomes, Fewer Complications, and Low Recurrence Compared to Latarjet Across a Wide Range of Preoperative Glenoid Bone Loss. Horinek JL, Menendez ME, Narbona P, Lädermann A, Barth J, Denard PJ. Arthroscopy. 2022 Oct;38(10):2798-2805. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2022.03.031. Epub 2022 Apr 8. PMID: 35405284           

Consideration May Be Given to Lowering the Threshold for the Addition of Remplissage in Patients With Subcritical Glenoid Bone Loss Undergoing Arthroscopic Bankart Repair. Horinek JL, Menendez ME, Callegari JJ, Narbona P, Lädermann A, Barth J, Denard PJ.. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2022 Jun 4;4(4):e1283-e1289. doi: 10.1016/j.asmr.2022.04.004. eCollection 2022 Aug. PMID: 36033173

Defining Minimal Clinically Important Difference and Patient Acceptable Symptom State After the Latarjet Procedure.. Menendez ME, Sudah SY, Cohn MR, Narbona P, Lädermann A, Barth J, Denard PJ. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Aug;50(10):2761-2766. doi: 10.1177/03635465221107939. Epub 2022 Jul 18. PMID: 35850119

CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON DATA TO BE ENTERED IN THE ACL TEAR REGISTRY: SFA-DATALAKE. Bouguennec N, Thaunat M, Barth J, Cavaignac E, Gunepin FX, Letartre R, Netten A, Pujol N, Rousseau T, Sbihi J, Mouton C; Francophone Arthroscopy Society (SFA).Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2022 Sep 2:103392. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2022.103392. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36064107

Clinical Faceoff: Latarjet Versus Free Bone Block Procedures for Anterior Shoulder Instability. Menendez ME, Barth J, Tokish JM.. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2022 Sep 1;480(9):1657-1661. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000002324. Epub 2022 Jul 20. PMID: 35857346

The SFA Datalake platform and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Registry of the French Society of Arthroscopy (SFA): rationale, statutes and plans. Thaunat M, Bouguennec N, Barth J, Boulhaia Y, Sbihi J, Gunepin FX, Letartre R, Rousseau T, Cavaignac E, Pujol N, Netten A, Mouton C; Francophone Arthroscopy Society (SFA). Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2022 Sep 9:103399. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2022.103399. Online ahead of print.  PMID: 36096377

Superior capsular reconstruction for irreparable rotator cuff tears: Autografts versus allografts. Lädermann A, Denard PJ, Barth J, Bonnevialle N, Lejeune E; SCRSFA group, Bothorel H; Francophone Arthroscopy Society (SFA), Nourrissat G.  Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2021 Dec;107(8S):103059. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2021.103059. Epub 2021 Sep 16. PMID: 34537391

Fill out a registry: A matter of public-spiritedness and professional conscience! Barth J., Conso C, Mouton C, Bauer T, Francophone Arthroscopy Society (SFA). Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2021 Dec;107(8S):103090. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2021.103090. Epub 2021 Sep 28. PMID: 34597825

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: Is healing enough? Nabergoj M, Bagheri N, Bonnevialle N, Gallinet D, Barth J, Labattut L, Metais P, Godeneche A, Garret J, Clavert P, Collin P; Francophone Arthroscopy Society (SFA). Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2021 Dec;107(8S):103100. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2021.103100. Epub 2021 Oct 7. PMID: 34628088

Superior capsular reconstruction for irreparable rotator cuff tears: Autografts versus allografts. Lädermann A, Denard PJ, Barth J, Bonnevialle N, Lejeune E; SCRSFA group, Bothorel H; Francophone Arthroscopy Society (SFA), Nourrissat G. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2021 Dec;107(8S):103059. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2021.103059. Epub 2021 Sep 16.PMID: 34537391

The “Jardé” Law: The shambles threatening to kill off clinical research in France. How to reconcile clinical research with data protection, informed consent and scientific rigor? Barth J., Bauer T, Sonnery-Cottet B. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020 Dec;106(8S):S181-S182. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2020.09.001. Epub 2020 Oct 14.PMID: 33069604

Prospective study of tendon healing and functional gain after arthroscopic repair of isolated supraspinatus tear.Bagheri N, Bonnevialle N, Gallinet D, Barth J, Labattut L, Metais P, Godeneche A, Garret J, Clavert P, Fatras-Meyer I, Collin P; Francophone Arthroscopy Society. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020 Dec;106(8S):S201-S206. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2020.08.007. Epub 2020 Sep 15.PMID: 32948500

Benefits of distal clavicle resection during rotator cuff repair: Prospective randomized single-blind study.Gallinet D, Barth J, Labattut L, Collin P, Metais P, Bonnevialle N, Godeneche A, Garret J, Clavert P; Francophone Arthroscopy Society (SFA). Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020 Dec;106(8S):S207-S211. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2020.08.006. Epub 2020 Sep 14.PMID: 32943383

Increased T2 signal intensity in the distal clavicle does not justify acromioclavicular resection arthroplasty during rotator cuff repair.Métais P, Gallinet D, Labattut L, Godenèche A, Barth J, Collin P, Bonnevialle N, Garret J, Clavert P; Francophone Arthroscopy Society (SFA)  Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020 Dec;106(8S):S217-S222. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2020.08.010. Epub 2020 Sep 14.PMID: 32943381

Is conventional radiography still relevant for evaluating the acromioclavicular joint? Guillotin C, Koch G, Metais P, Gallinet D, Godeneche A, Labattut L, Collin P, Bonnevialle N, Barth J, Garret J, Clavert P; Francophone Arthroscopy Society (SFA). Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020 Dec;106(8S):S213-S216. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2020.08.008. Epub 2020 Sep 9.PMID: 32917580

Progression and projection for shoulder surgery in France, 2012-2070: Epidemiologic study with trend and projection analysis. Villatte G, Erivan R, Barth J, Bonnevialle N, Descamps S, Boisgard S. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020 Oct;106(6):1067-1077. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2020.04.019. Epub 2020 Aug 27.PMID: 32863170

No difference in outcomes of surgical treatment for traumatic and atraumatic posterior shoulder instability. Godenèche A, Mansat P, Barth J; SFA, Nourissat G. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020 Jun;106(4):667-670. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2020.03.010. Epub 2020 May 24.PMID: 32461095

Arthroscopic Trillat Procedure: A Guided Technique. Swan J, Boileau P, Barth J.  Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Apr 23;9(4):e513-e519. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2019.12.004. eCollection 2020 Apr.PMID: 32368472

Superior Capsular Reconstruction With the Long Head of the Biceps Autograft Prevents Infraspinatus Retear in Massive Posterosuperior Retracted Rotator Cuff Tears.. Barth J., Olmos MI, Swan J, Barthelemy R, Delsol P, Boutsiadis A.. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Apr 8:363546520912220. doi: 10.1177/0363546520912220. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32267730

Lateral acromioplasty cannot sufficiently reduce the critical shoulder angle if preoperatively measured over 40°. Olmos MI, Boutsiadis A, Swan J, Brossard P, Barthelemy R, Delsol P, Barth J. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 Apr 4. doi: 10.1007/s00167-020-05951-4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32248274

Best implant choice for coracoid graft fixation during the Latarjet procedure depends on patients’ morphometric considerations.. Boutsiadis A, Bampis I, Swan J, Barth J. J Exp Orthop. 2020 Mar 17;7(1):15. doi: 10.1186 s40634-020-00230-0. PMID: 32185534

September Featured Editorial Board Member

C. Christopher Stroud, MD
Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon
Troy, Michigan

C. Christopher Stroud, MD is a sports medicine and foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon in Troy, Michigan. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and subspecialty certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, and he has been dual fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Stroud has a clinical interest in minimally invasive procedures for the foot and ankle and expertise in arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, knee, and ankle.

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Stroud received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University. He then earned his medical degree from Wayne State University and completed his residency at the Detroit Medical Center in Michigan. Dr. Stroud then completed two fellowships: one in Sports Medicine at the University of Chicago and the other in Foot and Ankle at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Selected Published Work

Marks RM, Stroud CC, Walsh R.  Pseudoaneurysm of the Lateral Malleolar Artery Following an Ankle Sprain:  Case Report and Review of the Literature.  Foot and Ankle 20(11), p. 741-3, 1999.  

Stroud CC, Marks RM.  Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle.  Women’s Health Primary Care 2(9), 1999.

Stroud CC, Reider B.  Medial and Posteromedial Ligament Injuries of the Knee.  In Principles and Practice of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, W Garrett Jr., K Speer and D Kirkendall (eds).  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, p 663-74, 2000.

Stroud C, Markel D, Sidhu K.  Complete Paraplegia As A Result of Regional Anesthesia in Orthopaedic Patients. J of Arthroplasty, 15 (8), 1064-7, 2000.

Stroud CC, Marks RM.  Imaging of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus.  Foot Ankle Clinics, 5:1, 119-33, 2000.

Chiodo C, Stroud CC.  Optimal Surgical Preparation of the Residual Limb for Prosthetic Fitting in Below-Knee Amputations.  Foot Ankle Clinics, 6:2, 253-64, 2001.

Schon LC, Mroczek KJ, Stroud CC.  Physiatric Management of Sports-Related Foot and Ankle Injury.  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:  State of the Art Reviews.  15(3), p 587, 2001.

Stroud CC.  Arthroscopic Arthrodeses of the Ankle, Subtalar and First Metatarsophalangeal Joint.  Foot Ankle Clinics, 7(1), 135-46, 2002.

Stroud CC, Schon LC.  Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.  The Ankle and Foot: Anatomy, Pathology and Diagnosis.  In Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Secrets, 2nd edition, eds O’Young, Young, Stiens, Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2002.

Stroud CC.  Heel Pain, Plantar fasciitis and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.  Current Opinion in Orthopaedic Surgery, 13(2), 2002.

Stroud CC.  Absorbable Implants in Fracture Management.  Foot/Ankle Clinics, 7(3), 495-99, 2002.

Reider B, Arcand MA, Diehl LH, Mroczek K, Abulencia A, Stroud CC, Palm M, Gilbertson J, Staszak P.  Proprioception of the knee before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.  Arthroscopy 2003 Jan 19(1):2-12.

Stroud CC.  Fractures of the Midtarsals, Metatarsals and Phalanges.  Foot/Ankle Orthopaedic Knowledge Update III, 2003.

Nicholson JJ, Parks BG, Stroud CC, Myerson MS.  Joint Contact Characteristics in the Agility Total Ankle Arthroplasty.  Clin Orthop 424:125-9, 2004, Jul. 

Sangeorzan BJ, CC Stroud, et al.  Issues of Importance to Patients Seeking Care from Members of the AOFAS:  A Preliminary Report of the Outcomes Committee of the AOFAS.  Foot/Ankle Int’l 26(8):638-44, 2005.

Agel J, et al.  Reliability of the foot function index:  a report of the AOFAS outcomes committee.  Foot/Ankle Int’l 26(11):962-7, 2005.

Stroud Christopher.  Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis.  In Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics.  Scuderi GR, Tria AJ (eds). Springer Science, New York, NY, 2010.

Stroud CC.  Ankle Arthroscopy:  Setup, Diagnosis, Instrumentation and Impingement Lesions.  In Sports Medicine Surgery.  Operative Techniques.  Reider B, Terry MA, Provencher MT (eds).  Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.

Stroud CC, Fountain E, Pollzzie M.  A) Plantar Fasciitis: Introduction B) Non-Surgical Rehabilitation of Plantar Fasciitis C) Post-Surgical Rehabilitation after Plantar Fasciitis Surgery.  In Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete:  Getting Back in the Game.  Reider B, Davies G, Provencher, M (eds).  Elsevier, 2015.

Stroud CC.  Arthroscopy of the Hallux MTP Joint.  In Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery.  Bluman R, Chiodo C (eds).  Wolters Kluwer, 2016.

August Featured Editorial Board Members

Andrea M. Spiker, MD
Program Director, UW Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Director of the UW Hip Preservation Program

Team Physician, UW Badger Athletics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Andrea M. Spiker, MD, is a sports medicine and hip preservation orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, subspecialty certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, and is dual fellowship-trained in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Hip Preservation. She serves as the Program Director of the UW Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and is the Director of the UW Hip Preservation Program. She is a team physician for UW Badger Athletics and provides head orthopaedic coverage for the UW Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. Dr. Spiker’s clinical interests are focused on the hip and knee, with additional expertise in hip preservation procedures including hip arthroscopy, surgical hip dislocation and periacetabular osteotomy.

Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Spiker received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and, prior to entering medical school, worked as a speech writer for the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. and was a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin, Germany. She then received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She then completed two fellowships at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY – the first in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery and the second in Hip Preservation. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Video Journal of Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery and is an active reviewer for additional journals including JBJS and JHPS. Dr. Spiker is a member of the AJSM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce, the AOSSM Council of Delegates, and the AANA Education and Communications and Technologies Committees as well as the AANA Emerging Leaders Taskforce. She is also a podcast host for the Arthroscopy Journal Podcast and a member of the Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) group.

Selected Published Work

Turner EHG, Watchmaker LE, Spiker AM. Clinical Evaluation of the Hip With Focus on Assessment of Hip InstabilityVideo Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 2, 1, First Published February 3, 2022.

Turner EHG, Hund SJ, Dooley MS, Spiker AM. Preoperative MRI and Intraoperative Arthroscopic Evaluation of Chondral Pathology at the Hip Chondrolabral JunctionVideo Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 1, 3, First Published May 11, 2021.

Watchmaker LE , Hetzel SE, Sink EL, Spiker AM. Inter-Rater Reliability of the Prone Apprehension Relocation Test (PART). Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Sep 20;9(9)

Spiker AM, Kraszewski AP, Maak TG, Nwachukwu BU, Backus SI, Hillstrom HJ, Kelly BT, Ranawat AS. Dynamic Assessment of Hips with Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement. Arthroscopy. 2021 Jun 12:S0749-8063(21)00575-2. 

Spiker AM, Turner EHG, Gans I, Sisel HI, Wiseley BR, Goodspeed DC. Combined Hip Arthroscopy and Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO): Technical Focus on Arthroscopically Elevating the Iliocapsularis and Performing the Open PAO. Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Sep 21;10(10):e2293-e2302.

Turner EHG,  Whalen CJ, Beilfuss MA, Hetzel SJ, Schroeder KM, Spiker AM. Neuraxial Anesthesia Is Associated With Decreased Pain Scores and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Opioid Requirements Compared With General Anesthesia in Hip Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. 2021 Jan;37(1):139-146.

Goldstein SD, Klosterman EL, Hetzel SJ, Grogan BF, Williams KL, Guiao R, Spiker AM. The Effect of an Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Attire on Patient Perceptions of Surgeon Traits and Identity: A Cross-Sectional Survey. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 Aug;4(8)

Markhardt BK, Beilfuss MA, Hetzel SJ, Goodspeed DC, Spiker AM. 3D-printed models for periacetabular osteotomy surgical planning, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 748–754

Spiker AM, Fields KG, Nguyen JT, Wong AC, Sink EL. Characterization of version in the dysplastic hip and the need for subsequent femoral derotational osteotomy after periacetabular osteotomy. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2020 Dec 20;7(3):575-582.

Spiker AM, Fabricant PD, Wong AC, Suryavanshi JR, Sink EL. Radiographic and clinical characteristics associated with a positive PART (Prone Apprehension Relocation Test): a new provocative exam to elicit hip instability. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2020 Jun 29;7(2):288-297.

Spiker AM, Johnson KB, Cosgarea AJ, Ficke JR. A Primer on Running for the Orthopaedic Surgeon. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Jun 15;28(12):481-490.

Scerpella TA, Spiker AM, Lee CA, Mulcahey MK, Carnes ML. Next Steps: Advocating for Women in Orthopaedic Surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Nov 10.

Turner EHG, Goodspeed DC, Spiker AM. Excision of Heterotopic Ossification around the Hip: Arthroscopic and Open Techniques. Arthrosc Tech. 2021;10(4):e1179-e1186. Published 2021 Apr 22. doi:10.1016/j.eats.2021.01.009

Cotter, EJ; Polce EM, Lee E, Williams KL; Spiker AM, Grogan BF, Lang GJ. Incidence of Research Gap Years in Orthopaedic Residency Applicants: The New Standard?, JAAOS: Global Research and Reviews: November 2021 – Volume 5 – Issue 11 – e21.00247

Kreulen RT, Spiker AM, Heinlein SA, Cosgarea AJ. Evidence-Based Musculoskeletal Care for Swimmers: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Rev. 2022 Apr 6;10(4).

Robert W. Westermann, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa

Dr. Westermann is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an ABOS subspeciality certification in sports medicine. His clinical research is focused on improving outcomes after knee and hip arthroscopy through the MOON (knee) and the ANCHOR (hip) multi-center study groups. Dr. Westermann went to medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle and completed his residency at Iowa. He completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and was awarded the ANCHOR – Harris Career Development Award in hip preservation and completed a hip arthroscopy travelling fellowship with Christopher Larson, MD, Asheesh Bedi, MD, Ira Zaltz, MD and John Clohisy, MD. Dr. Westermann serves on committees for the AOSSM, AANA, and ISHA. He is on the editorial board for the AJSM and the Arthroscopy Journal and is an orthopedic reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine.

Selected Published Work

Westermann RW, Schaver AL, Larson CM. Capsule-Preserving Approach to Arthroscopic Decompression of the Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine. Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Mar;10(3):e815-e9. Epub 2021/03/20.

Westermann RW, Scott EJ, Schaver AL, Schneider A, Glass NA, Levy SM, et al. Activity Level and Sport Type in Adolescents Correlate with the Development of Cam Morphology. JB JS Open Access. 2021 Oct-Dec;6(4). Epub 2021/11/30.

Westermann RW, Willey MC. Femoral Version in Hip Arthroscopy: Does it Matter? Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2021 Mar 1;29(1):28-34. Epub 2021/01/05.

Jildeh TR, Meta F, Young J, Page B, Nwachukwu B, Westermann RW, et al. Concussion Is Associated With Increased Odds of Acute Lower-Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Among National Basketball Association Players. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2021 Feb;3(1):e219-e25. Epub 2021/02/23.

Goetz JE, Thomas-Aitken HD, Sitton SE, Westermann RW, Willey MC. Joint contact stress improves in dysplastic hips after periacetabular osteotomy but remains higher than in normal hips. Hip Int. 2021 Aug 5:11207000211036414. PMID: 34348517

Aitken HD, Westermann RW, Bartschat NI, Meyer AM, Brouillette MJ, Glass NA, et al. Chronically elevated contact stress exposure correlates with intra-articular cartilage degeneration in patients with concurrent acetabular dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement. J Orthop Res. 2022 Jan 27. Epub 2022/01/29.

Baron JE, Westermann RW, DeMik DE, An Q, Wolf BR. Trends in Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair and Reconstruction From 2007 to 2016: A Population-Based Study of a Large Private Insurance Database. Hss j. 2022 Feb;18(1):116-21. Epub 2022/01/29.

McDonald LS, Westermann RW, Economopoulos KJ, Grogan BF, Graves BR, Saithna A, et al. Wit, Wisdom, and Whitewater: A Journey With the 2021 AANA Traveling Fellows. Arthroscopy. 2022 May;38(5):1749-53. Epub 2022/03/16.

Parker EA, Meyer AM, Goetz JE, Willey MC, Westermann RW. Do Relaxin Levels Impact Hip Injury Incidence in Women? A Scoping Review. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2022;13:827512. Epub 2022/02/22.

Schaver AL, Glass NA, Duchman KR, Wolf BR, Westermann RW. Periarticular Local Infiltrative Anesthesia and Regional Adductor Canal Block Provide Equivalent Pain Relief After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2022 Apr;38(4):1217-23. Epub 2021/11/23.

Schaver AL, Leary SM, Henrichsen JL, Larson CM, Westermann RW. Outcomes of Arthroscopic Decompression of the Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Jan 12:3635465211062903. Epub 2022/01/13.

Schaver AL, Oshodi A, Glass NA, Duchman KR, Willey MC, Westermann RW. Cam Morphology Is Associated With Increased Femoral Version: Findings From a Collection of 1,321 Cadaveric Femurs. Arthroscopy. 2022 Mar;38(3):831-6. Epub 2021/08/10.

Scott EJ, Anthony CA, O’Connor MJ, Lynch TS, Westermann RW. Automated Text-Messaging After Hip Arthroscopy: A Randomized-Controlled Trial of “Post-Op Buddy”. Arthroscopy. 2022 May;38(5):1488-95.e5. Epub 2021/10/17.

Willey MC, Westermann RW, Glass N, Goetz JE, Aitken H, Fatemi N, et al. Risk Factors for Composite Failure of Hip Dysplasia Treated With Periacetabular Osteotomy: A Minimum 10-Year Follow-up. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2022 Apr 15;30(8):e690-e702. Epub 2022/02/17. Yalamanchili DR, Shively S, Banffy MB, Taliwal N, Clark E, Hunter G, Westermann RW, Loskovski J.et al. Calculating Intraoperative Fluid Deficit to Prevent Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Hip Arthroscopy. Arthrosc Tech. 2022 Jan;11(1):e89-e93. Epub 2022/02/08.

July Featured Editorial Board Members

Paulo Santoro Belangero, MD, PhD
Orthopedist and Professor

Chief of Sports Trauma Team
São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Belangero is an Orthopedist and Professor at the Postgraduate Program in Sports Medicine at UNIFESP. He is a reviewer and/or Editorial Board member for several journals as the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Acta Ortopédica Brasileira and Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia. He is the Chief of Sports Trauma Team in UNIFESP (DOT/EPM) and is interested in research, specifically shoulder instability and Genetics aspects in Sports Medicine. He won the Caspari Award for best Superior limb paper in ISAKOS 2013 and has been SLARD-ESSKA traveling fellow in 2019. He also serves on Committees in SBOT (Brazilian Orthopaedic Society) and SBCOC (Brazilian Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery).

Selected Published Work

Lima EBS, Osés GL, de Godoy GP, Lara PHS, Ribeiro LM, de Figueiredo EA, Pochini AC, Andreoli CV, Belangero PS, Ejnisman B. Evaluation of Latarjet procedure in female athletes: a 3-year follow-up prospective cohort study. JSES Int. 2022 Feb 14;6(3):343-348. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2022.01.007. PMID: 35572422; PMCID: PMC9091741.

Tortato S, Pochini AC, Andreoli CV, Cohen C, Lara PHS, Belangero PS, Ejnisman B. HYLAN G-F 20 VERSUS TRIAMCINOLONE IN THE TREATMENT OF PRIMARY SHOULDER OSTEOARTHRITIS. RANDOMIZED TRIAL. Acta Ortop Bras. 2022 Jan 28;30(1):e244410. doi: 10.1590/1413-785220223001e244410. PMID: 35431635; PMCID: PMC8979357.

Terra BB, Sassine TJ, Ejnisman B, de Castro Pochini A, Belangero PS.Arthroscopic partial Superior Capsular Reconstruction using the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon-Technique Description. Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Feb 19;10(3):e669-e673. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2020.10.056. PMID: 33738200; PMCID: PMC7953170.

Belangero PS, Lara PHS, Figueiredo EA, Andreoli CV, de Castro Pochini A, Ejnisman B, Smith RL. Bristow versus Latarjet in high-demand athletes with anterior shoulder instability: a prospective randomized comparison. JSES Int. 2021 Jan 12;5(2):165-170. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2020.11.004. PMID: 33681832; PMCID: PMC7910740.

Cohen C, Figueiredo EA, Belangero PS, Andreoli CV, Leal MF, Ejnisman B. Genetic Aspects in Shoulder Disorders. Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo). 2020Oct;55(5):537-542. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1702955. Epub 2020 Jun 8. PMID: 33093716; PMCID: PMC7575388.

Bomfim LS, Ejnisman B, Belangero PS. Histologic and magnetic resonance image evaluation in acromioclavicular joint osteoarthritis. JSES Int. 2020 Jun1;4(3):536-541. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2020.03.007. PMID: 32939481; PMCID: PMC7478992

Stirma GA, Lima EBS, Chaves DH, Belangero PS, Andreoli CV, Ejnisman B. LATARJET PROCEDURE ON ANTERIOR SHOULDER INSTABILITY IN PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYERS. Acta Ortop Bras. 2020 Mar-Apr;28(2):84-87. doi:10.1590/1413-785220202802225433. PMID: 32425670; PMCID: PMC7224322.

Vicente Andreoli C, de Castro Pochini A, Diniz Carvalho C, Santoro Belangero P, Ejnisman B, Cohen M, Faloppa F. Superomedial Portal (Ejnisman’s Portal) and Modified “Chicken-Wing” Patient Position for Scapulothoracic Arthroscopy. Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Jan 23;9(1):e51-e55. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2019.08.019. PMID: 32021774; PMCID: PMC6993189.

Figueiredo EA, Loyola LC, Belangero PS, Campos Ribeiro-Dos-Santos ÂK, Emanuel Batista Santos S, Cohen C, Wajnsztejn A, Martins de Oliveira A, Smith MC, Pochini AC, Andreoli CV, Ejnisman B, Cohen M, Leal MF. Rotator Cuff Tear Susceptibility Is Associated With Variants in Genes Involved in Tendon Extracellular Matrix Homeostasis. J Orthop Res. 2020 Jan;38(1):192-201. doi: 10.1002/jor.24455. Epub 2019 Oct 6. PMID: 31444797.

Terra BB, Ejnisman B, Belangero PS, Figueiredo E, De Nadai A, Ton A, Cohen M. Arthroscopic Treatment of First-Time Shoulder Dislocations in Younger Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 May 17;7(5):2325967119844352. doi: 10.1177/2325967119844352. PMID: 31205964; PMCID: PMC6537070.

Cohen C, Leal MF, Loyola LC, Santos SEB, Ribeiro-Dos-Santos ÂKC, Belangero PS, Figueiredo EA, Wajnsztejn A, de Oliveira AM, Smith MC, Andreoli CV, de Castro Pochini A, Cohen M, Ejnisman B, Faloppa F. Genetic variants involved in extracellular matrix homeostasis play a role in the susceptibility to frozen shoulder: A case-control study. J Orthop Res. 2019 Apr;37(4):948-956. doi: 10.1002/jor.24228. Epub 2019 Mar 20. PMID: 30667085.

Santoro Belangero P, Antônio Figueiredo E, Cohen C, de Seixas Alves F,Hiromi Yanaguizawa W, Cardoso Smith M, Vicente Andreoli C, de Castro Pochini A, Teresa de Seixas Alves M, Ejnisman B, Cohen M, Ferreira Leal M. Changes in the expression of matrix extracellular genes and TGFB family members in rotator cuff tears. J Orthop Res. 2018 Sep;36(9):2542-2553. doi: 10.1002/jor.23907. Epub 2018 Jun 13. PMID: 29614203.

Cocco LF, Ejnisman B, Belangero PS, Cohen M, Dos Reis FB. Quality of life after antegrade intramedullary nail fixation of humeral fractures: a survey in a selected cohort of Brazilian patients. Patient Saf Surg. 2018 Mar 12;12:4. doi: 10.1186/s13037-018-0150-8. PMID: 29563972; PMCID: PMC5848578.

Leal MF, Caires Dos Santos L, Martins de Oliveira A, Santoro Belangero P, Antônio Figueiredo E, Cohen C, de Seixas Alves F, Hiromi Yanaguizawa W, Vicente Andreoli C, de Castro Pochini A, Ejnisman B, Cardoso Smith M, de Seixas Alves MT, Cohen M. Epigenetic regulation of metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in rotator cuff tears. PLoS One. 2017 Sep 13;12(9):e0184141. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0184141. PMID: 28902861; PMCID: PMC5597200.

Cohen C, Leal MF, Belangero PS, Figueiredo EA, Smith MC, Andreoli CV, de Castro Pochini A, Cohen M, Ejnisman B, Faloppa F. The roles of Tenascin C and Fibronectin 1 in adhesive capsulitis: a pilot gene expression study. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 Jul;71(6):325-31. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(06)07. PMID: 27438566; PMCID: PMC4930668.

Lee H. Diehl, MD
Assistant Professor
, Duke University
Head Team Physician, Elon University
Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Diehl has focused his training and professional practice on Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and specializes in the surgical treatment of sports related injuries of the shoulder and knee.

He is a member of the editorial board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the open access Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine and serves as a reviewer for AJSM, OJSM and Sports Health. He has participated in basic science research on the throwing shoulder, treatment of ACL injuries of the knee and has authored major textbook and medical journal publications.

Currently Dr. Diehl is an Assistant Professor at Duke University in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Division of Sports Medicine. He is the Head Team Physician for Elon University and works in Elon’s School of Health Sciences with physical therapy residents in sports medicine. For Duke Orthopaedics, Dr. Diehl takes an active role in the mission to educate university and medical students, Orthopaedic Surgery residents, Orthopaedic and Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows, continues to be involved in clinical research and has been a Senior Faculty Advisor for Duke’s Feagin Leadership Program.

Dr. Diehl earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and then completed his Doctorate of Medicine with honors at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship. On active duty with the Air Force, Dr. Diehl completed an internship in General Surgery and then was stationed in North Carolina, where he practiced primary care as a Flight Surgeon deploying frequently throughout the world. He subsequently completed residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill, followed by fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the University of Chicago.

In 2013 Dr. Diehl retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force after 24 years of federal service. During his military career Dr. Diehl served in a number of leadership roles including, Chief of the Multi-specialty Clinic in Bitburg, Germany and Chief of a Mobile Field Surgical Team (MFST) with multiple deployments to the Middle East and Africa. He was an Advanced Cardiac and Trauma Life Support instructor for United States Air Forces Europe and the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. At the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, he served as the Assistant Chief of Sports Medicine and Team Physician for the USAFA Falcons. While in the Air Force Reserve, he worked as a flight surgeon with the 920th Combat Rescue Wing in Florida and the 4th Fighter Wing in North Carolina.

Selected Published Work

Reider, B., Arcand, M.A., Diehl, L.H., Mroczek, K., Abulencia, A., Stroud, C.C., Palm, M., Gilbertson, J. and Staszak, P., 2003. Proprioception of the knee before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery19(1), pp.2-12.

Crawford, M.D., Diehl, L.H. and Amendola, A., 2017. Surgical management and treatment of the anterior cruciate ligament–deficient knee with malalignment. Clinics in sports medicine36(1), pp.119-133.

Bullock, G.S., Schmitt, A.C., Chasse, P., Little, B.A., Diehl, L.H. and Butler, R.J., 2017. Heart rate response does not differ between pitch types in college baseball pitchers. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport17(5), pp.774-782.

Bullock, G.S., Schmitt, A.C., Chasse, P.M., Little, B.A., Diehl, L.H. and Butler, R.J., 2018. The relationship between trunk rotation, upper quarter dynamic stability, and pitch velocity. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research32(1), pp.261-266.


Bullock, G.S., Schmitt, A.C., Chasse, P., Little, B.A., Diehl, L.H. and Butler, R.J., 2021. Differences in PlayerLoad and pitch type in collegiate baseball players. Sports Biomechanics20(8), pp.938-946.

Ma, W., Pan, C.Y., Diehl, L.H., Wittstein, J.R., Riboh, J.C., Toth, A.P., Amendola, A., Faherty, M.S., Killelea, C., Le, D.T. and Sell, T.C., 2022. Altered lower extremity biomechanics following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction during single-leg and double-leg stop-jump tasks: A bilateral total support moment analysis. Clinical Biomechanics91, p.105533.

June Featured Editorial Board Members

Vehniah K. Tjong, MD
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Team Physician, Northwestern University and United States Soccer Women’s National Team
Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Tjong is a dual-board certified (Canada & US) orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with a clinical interest in hip and knee arthroscopy. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University.  After working for Ford Motor Company, she completed her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto where she also finished orthopaedic residency training at the same institution under the Competency Based Curriculum. Dr. Tjong then crossed the border and pursued her sports medicine fellowship training at Northwestern University, and has since remained on faculty there at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She is currently the Team Physician for Northwestern University varsity athletics and the US Soccer Women’s National Team. Dr. Tjong has research interests in qualitative methodology with a special interest in return to sport, patient reported outcomes, and opioid pain management. Additionally, she serves on the AAOS International Committee and Editorial Boards for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Video Journal of Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery as well as an active reviewer for the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Sports Health, and Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.

Selected Published Work

Goedderz C, Plantz M, Gerlach E, Arpey N, Swiatek P, Cantrell C, Terry MA, Tjong VK. Determining the Incidence and Risk Factors for Short-Term Complications following Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Repairs.  Clinics in Shoulder & Elbow. March 2022. PMID: 35045595.

Dayton SR, Krautmann KM, Boctor M, Tjong VK, Kadakia AR. Homolateral Lisfranc Fracture/Dislocation of 1st – 5th Metatarsals in a Collegiate Quarterback: A case studyFoot & Ankle Orthopaedics. January 2022.  PMID: 35097664.

Plantz MA, Gerlach E, Carney J, Swiatek P, Cantrell C, Tjong VK. Revision ACL reconstruction has higher incidence of 30-day hospital readmission, reoperation, and surgical complications relative to primary procedures. Journal of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, and Arthroscopy. July 2021. PMID: 34279703.

Awender JF, Lawton CD, Jenkins TJ, Butler BA, Selley RS, Tjong VK, Terry MA, Hsu WK. A Current Update on Pelvifemoral Conditions That Should be in the Differential Diagnosis for Patients With Lower Extremity Radiculopathy. Clinical Spine Surgery. June 2021. PMID: 34121075.

Hartwell MJ, Morgan AM, Nelson PA, Fernandez CE, Nicolay RW, Sheth U, Tjong VK, Terry MA. Isolated Acetabuloplasty for Femoroacetabular Impingment: Favorable Patient Reported Outcomes and Sustained Survivorship at Minimum 5-year Follow-up. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. April 2021. PMID 33878420.

Hartwell MJ, Selley RS, Alvandi BA, Dayton SR, Terry MA, Tjong VK. Reduced Opioid Prescription After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Does Not Affect Postoperative Pain or Prescription Refills: A Prospective, Surgeon-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. PMID: 34195628. April 2021.

Rosenberg SI, Padanilam SJ, Pagni BA, Tjong VK, Terry MA, Sheth U. A Lower Instability Severity Index Score Threshold May Better Predict Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability After Arthroscopic Bankart Repair: A Systematic Review. Journal of ISAKOS. February 2021.

Baker HP, Volchenko E, Rossi D, Dayton SR, Tjong VK. Analysis of NFL Preseason Injuries Resulting in Roster Cuts. Current Orthopaedic Practice. January 2021.

Selley RS, Hartwell M, Alvandi BA, Terry MA, Tjong VK. Risk Factors for Increased Consumption of Narcotics After Hip Arthroscopy: A Prospective, Randomized Control Trial. Journal of American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery. 2020 November 26. PMID: 33252549.

Hartwell MJ, Selley RS, Terry MA, Tjong VK. Can We Eliminate Opioid Medications for Postoperative Pain Control?: A Prospective, Surgeon Blinded, Randomized Control Trial in Knee Arthroscopy. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020 September; 48(11):2711-2717. PMID: 32755488.

Kyhos J, Johnson DJ, Alvandi B, Terry MA, Tjong VK.  Multi-ligament Reconstructions as a Risk Factor for Adverse Outcomes in Arthroscopic Surgery. Journal of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, and Arthroscopy. 2020 September 9. PMID: 32902685.

Sheth U, Mehta MP, Huyke F, Terry MA, Tjong VK. Opioid Prescribing Patterns and Patient Use for Common Sports Medicine Procedures: A Systematic Review. Sports Health. May/June 2020. PMID: 32271136.

Tjong VK, Murnaghan ML, Nyhof-Young JM, Ogilvie-Harris DJ. A Qualitative Investigation of Factors Affecting the Decision to Return to Sport after Anterior Cruciate Ligament ReconstructionAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014 Feb;42(2):336-42. PMID: 24197615.

Kristin Sainani, MD
Professor, Stanford University
Stanford, California

Kristin Sainani (née Cobb) is a professor at Stanford University. She teaches statistics and writing; works on statistical projects in sports medicine; and writes about health, science and statistics for a range of audiences. She authored the health column Body News for Allure magazine for a decade. She is the statistical editor for the journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; and has authored a statistics column, Statistically Speaking, for this journal since 2009. She is also the associate editor for statistics at Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; an associate editor at the American Journal of Sports Medicine; and a member of the Statistics and Research Design Advisory Group at the Journal of Sports Science. She teaches the popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Writing in the Sciences on Coursera, and also offers an online medical statistics certificate program through the Stanford Center for Professional Development. She was the recipient of the 2018 Biosciences Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching at Stanford University.

Selected Published Work

Sainani KL, Chamari K. Wish List for Improving the Quality of Statistics in Sport Science. IJSPP. 2022. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2022-0023.

Roche M, Sainani KL, Noordsy D, Fredericson M. Impacts of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Training in US Professional Endurance Athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2021 Oct 27. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000983. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34711711.

Sainani KL, Borg DN, Caldwell AR, et al. Call to increase statistical collaboration in sports science, sport and exercise medicine and sports physiotherapy British Journal of Sports Medicine 2021; 55: 118-122.

Sainani KL. Multinomial and ordinal logistic regression. PM&R. 2021;13:1050-5.

Sainani KL. How to Be a Statistical Detective. PM&R. 2020; 12: 211-215.

Sainani KL, Lohse KR, Jones PR, Vickers A. Magnitude-Based Inference is Not Bayesian and is Not a Valid Method of Inference. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2019;29:1428-36.

Kraus E, Tenforde AS, Nattiv A, Sainani KL, Kussman A, Deakins-Roche M, Singh S, Kim BY, Barrack M, Fredericson M. Bone stress injuries in male distance runners: higher modified Female Athlete Triad Risk Assessment scores predict injury. Br J Sports Med. 2019;53:237-242.

Sainani KL. The Problem with “Magnitude-Based Inference.” Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018;50:2166-2176.

Sainani KL. A Checklist for Analyzing Data. PM&R. 2018;10:963-965.

Tenforde AS, Carlson JL, Chang A, Sainani KL, Shultz R, Kim JH, Cutti P, Golden NH, Fredericson M. Association of the Female Athlete Triad Risk Assessment Stratification to the Development of Bone Stress Injuries in Collegiate Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45:302-310.

Tenforde AS, Fredericson M, Sayres LC, Cutti P, Sainani KL. Identifying sex-specific risk factors for low bone mineral density in adolescent runners. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43:1494-504.

Sainani KL. Introduction to principal components analysis. PM&R. 2014;6:275-8.

Sainani KL. The importance of accounting for correlated observations. PM&R. 2010;2:858-61.

Sainani KL. The problem of multiple testing. PM&R 2009; 1: 1098-103.

Cobb KL, Bachrach, LK, Greendale G, Marcus R, Neer R, Nieves J, Sowers MF, Brown BW, Gopalakrishnan G, Luetters C, Tanner HK, Ward B, Kelsey JL. Disordered eating, menstrual irregularity, and bone mineral density in female distance runners. Med Sci Sport Exerc. 2003; 35:711-719.

March Featured Editorial Board Members

Moisés Cohen
Instituto Cohen de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Cohen is a Professor at the Postgraduate Program in Translational Surgery at UNIFESP (Medicine III, Capes grade 6) and Advising Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. He is a reviewer and/or Editorial Board member for of journals American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery, Cartilage, Clinics (USP), Acta Ortopédica Brasileira, Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia and he is Editor of Revista Brasileira de Medicina (special volume Ortopedia ). He currently works in three Research Lines, with Fapesp fundraising, with regular and thematic projects and CNPq (Universal public notice), with emphasis on orthopedics and traumatology. Dr. Cohen was President of ISAKOS from 2011-2013 and has served as President of the Brazilian Knee Society (1997-1998), Brazilian Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (2003-2004), SLARD (2005-2006), and the Brazilian Orthopaedic Society (2019). He is on the Board of Directors for the Patellofemoral Study Group and Vice President of the ACL Study Group.

Selected Published Work

Novaretti JV, Astur DC, Cavalcante ELB, Kaleka CC, Amaro JT, Cohen M. Preoperative Meniscal Extrusion Predicts Unsatisfactory Clinical Outcomes and Progression of Osteoarthritis after Isolated Partial Medial Meniscectomy: A 5-Year Follow-Up Study. J Knee Surg. 2022;35(4):393-400. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1715109.

Novaretti JV, Lian J, Patel NK, Chan CK, Cohen M, Musahl V, Debski RE. Partial Lateral Meniscectomy Affects Knee Stability Even in Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Intact Knees. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020;102(7):567-573. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.19.00712.

Debieux P, Jimenez AE, Novaretti JV, Kaleka CC, Kriscenski DE, Astur DC, Obopilwe E, Tamburini LM, Muench LN, Cote MP, Cohen M, Coyner KJ. Medial meniscal extrusion greater than 4 mm reduces medial tibiofemoral compartment contact area: a biomechanical analysis of tibiofemoral contact area and pressures with varying amounts of meniscal extrusion. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2021;29(9):3124-3132. doi: 10.1007/s00167-020-06363-0.

Meredith SJ, Rauer T, Chmielewski TL, Fink C, Diermeier T, Rothrauff BB, Svantesson E, Hamrin Senorski E, Hewett TE, Sherman SL, Lesniak BP; Panther Symposium ACL Injury Return to Sport Consensus Group, Bizzini M, Chen S, Cohen M, Villa SD, Engebretsen L, Feng H, Ferretti M, Fu FH, Imhoff AB, Kaeding CC, Karlsson J, Kuroda R, Lynch AD, Menetrey J, Musahl V, Navarro RA, Rabuck SJ, Siebold R, Snyder-Mackler L, Spalding T, van Eck C, Vyas D, Webster K, Wilk K. Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Panther Symposium ACL Injury Return to Sport Consensus Group. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(6):2325967120930829. doi: 10.1177/2325967120930829.

Novaretti JV, Lian J, Sheean AJ, Chan CK, Wang JH, Cohen M, Debski RE, Musahl V. Lateral Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Bone Block and Suture-Only Techniques Partially Restores Knee Kinematics and Forces. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(10):2427-2436. doi: 10.1177/0363546519858085.

Astur DC, Novaretti JV, Gomes ML, Rodrigues AG Jr, Kaleka CC, Cavalcante ELB, Debieux P, Amaro JT, Cohen M. Medial Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy Decreases Medial Meniscal Extrusion and Improves Clinical Outcomes and Return to Activity. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(4):2325967120913531. doi: 10.1177/2325967120913531.

Novaretti JV, Astur DC, Casadio D, Nicolini AP, de Castro Pochini A, Andreoli CV, Ejnisman B, Cohen M. Higher Gene Expression of Healing Factors in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Remnant in Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(7):1583-1591. doi: 10.1177/0363546518760577.

Novaretti JV, Shin JJ, Albers M, Chambers MC, Cohen M, Musahl V, Fu FH. Bone Bruise Patterns in Skeletally Immature Patients With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Shock-Absorbing Function of the Physis. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(9):2128-2132. doi: 10.1177/0363546518777247.

Ramos LA, Zogbi T, de Andrade EF, Taniguti de Oliveira G, Nicolini AP, Krob JJ, Yamashita J, Cohen M, Astur DC. Treatment and outcomes of lateral collateral ligament injury associated with anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injury at 2-year follow-up. J Orthop. 2019;16(6):489-492. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2019.05.010.

Franciozi CE, Ambra LF, Albertoni LJB, Debieux P, Granata GSM Jr, Kubota MS, Carneiro M, Abdalla RJ, Luzo MVM, Cohen M. Anteromedial Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy Improves Results of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for Recurrent Patellar Instability in Patients With Tibial Tuberosity-Trochlear Groove Distance of 17 to 20 mm. Arthroscopy. 2019;35(2):566-574. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.10.109.

Ardern CL, Ekås G, Grindem H, Moksnes H, Anderson A, Chotel F, Cohen M, Forssblad M, Ganley TJ, Feller JA, Karlsson J, Kocher MS, LaPrade RF, McNamee M, Mandelbaum B, Micheli L, Mohtadi N, Reider B, Roe J, Seil R, Siebold R, Silvers-Granelli HJ, Soligard T, Witvrouw E, Engebretsen L. 2018 International Olympic Committee consensus statement on prevention, diagnosis and management of paediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018;26(4):989-1010. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-4865-y.

Nakama GY, Kaleka CC, Franciozi CE, Astur DC, Debieux P, Krob JJ, Aman ZS, Kemler BR, Storaci HW, Dornan GJ, Cohen M, LaPrade RF. Biomechanical Comparison of Vertical Mattress and Cross-stitch Suture Techniques and Single- and Double-Row Configurations for the Treatment of Bucket-Handle Medial Meniscal Tears. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(5):1194-1202. doi: 10.1177/0363546519830402.

Chahla J, Murray IR, Robinson J, Lagae K, Margheritini F, Fritsch B, Leyes M, Barenius B, Pujol N, Engebretsen L, Lind M, Cohen M, Maestu R, Getgood A, Ferrer G, Villascusa S, Uchida S, Levy BA, Von Bormann R, Brown C, Menetrey J, Hantes M, Lording T, Samuelsson K, Frosch KH, Monllau JC, Parker D, LaPrade RF, Gelber PE. Posterolateral corner of the knee: an expert consensus statement on diagnosis, classification, treatment, and rehabilitation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019;27(8):2520-2529. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5260-4.

Astur DC, Bernardes A, Castro S, Arliani GG, Kaleka CC, Astur N, Cohen M. Functional outcomes after patellar autologous osteochondral transplantation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017;25(10):3084-3091. doi: 10.1007/s00167-016-4108-z.

Douglas A. Evans, MD
, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
, Surgical Simulation Education and Assessment
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois

Dr. Evans is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with a primary focus in knee and shoulder arthroscopy. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University, he returned to his home town of Buffalo, NY for medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He stayed at SUNY Buffalo to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency.  Dr. Evans then went on to do a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Chicago. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Evans joined the faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in 2005.  In 2014, Dr. Evans was appointed Director of Surgical Simulation Education and Assessment for Loyola University Medical Center to further his interest in training residents and medical students.  Dr. Evans was recently appointed as an Illinois delegate of the AAOS Board of Counselors.  Additionally, he is currently serving as Assistant Editor for Social Media for the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine and Chairman of the Electronic Media Editorial Board.  Dr. Evans is also an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Surgical Education.  Dr. Evans enjoys providing care to athletes of all levels and is the head team physician for the USA National University men’s hockey team.  Dr. Evans is also a team physician for Loyola University Chicago, the University of St. Francis, and Lewis University, as well as local high school athletics.

Dr. Evans’ current research interests are focused on the role of simulation in medical education and patient safety.  Other areas of scholarly interest include orthobiologics, cartilage injury and biomechanics.  Outside of medicine, Dr. Evans enjoys coaching and playing hockey, and spending time in the outdoors skiing, scuba diving, and hiking in the north woods of Minnesota.

Selected Published Work

Rimington B, Mallik K, Evans D, Mroczek K, Reider B. A Prospective Study of the Nonoperative Treatment of Degenerative Meniscus Tears. Orthopedics. 2009;32:558.

Francois A, Parikh VJ, Evans D. Transient urinary incontinence after sciatic nerve block with the classic Labat approach. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2011;23: 671-672.

Beck J, Evans, D, Tonino P, Yong S, Callaci JJ. The Biomechanical and Histologic Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Rat Rotator Cuff Repairs. American Journal of Sports Medicine.  2012;40:2037-2044. 

Jawahar A, Vade A, Lomasney L, Evans D. Clinical and Surgical Correlation of Hip MR Arthrographic Findings in Adolescents. Pediatric Radiology. 2014;44(Supplement 1).

Tauchen AJ, Salazar D, Barton GJ, Francois A, Tonino P, Garbis NG, Evans D. The Effect of Compression Stockings on Cerebral Desaturation in Obese Patients Undergoing Shoulder Arthroscopy in the Beach-Chair Position. Arthroscopy. 2015;31(12):2352-2364.

Anugayathri J, Vade A, Lomasney L, Okur G, Evans D, Subbaiah, P. Clinical and Surgical Correlation of Hip MR Arthrographic Findings in Adolescents. European Journal of Radiology. 2016;85(6):1192-1198.

Schneider AM, Pedowitz RA, Evans DA. Validation of the FAST Workstation as an Objective Evaluator of Hand-Tied Surgical Knots. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 2019;14(1):29-34.

Dickerson P, Grande S, Evans D, Levine B, Coe M. Utilizing Intraprocedural Interactive Video Capture with Google Glass for Immediate Postprocedure Resident Coaching. Journal of Surgical Education. 2019;76(3):607-619.

Sethi N, Evans D, Murray A. Needlestick Occurrences and Reporting Among Residents in the Operative Setting. Journal of Surgical Education. 2020;3:S1931-7204(20)30149-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.05.014.

Schneider AM, Davis W, Walsh D, Pedowitz RA, Evans DA.  Use of the Fundamentals of Arthroscopic Surgical Training Workstation for Immediate Objective Feedback During Training Improves Hand-Tied Surgical Knot Proficiency: A Randomized Controlled Study. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare: July 22, 2020 –doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000494.

Ghobrial PG, Burra R, Evans DA, Chudik SC.  Exploring Alternative Sites for Glenoid Component Fixation Through Three-Dimensional Digitization of the Glenoid Vault: An Anatomic Analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2020;4(12):e20.00199-9. doi: 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00199.

Liles J, Wieschhaus K, Wieschhaus K, Adams W, Cappello T, Evans D. Validation of a cost-effective cast saw simulation based educational module to improve cast removal safety. JPO, accepted for online publication.

February Featured Editorial Board Members

Mary Mulcahey, MD
Vice President

Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Sports Teams’ Physician
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dr. Mulcahey is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee surgery and sports medicine. She is a New Hampshire native, who received her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed her orthopaedic residency at Brown University, followed by a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the same institution. Dr. Mulcahey then went on to do a fellowship in sports medicine at San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. Dr. Mary Mulcahey joined the faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tulane in April 2017, as the Director of Tulane’s Women’s Sports Medicine Program. In that role, Dr. Mulcahey has been instrumental in the design, development, and leadership of a comprehensive approach to the care of active women. Dr. Mulcahey is currently the Vice President of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. Additionally, she is serving on the AANA Board of Directors, the AOSSM education committee, the AJSM Electronic Media Editorial Board, and she was selected for the AOSSM Traveling Fellowship to Europe in April 2022. Dr. Mulcahey is the team physician for Tulane’s Women’s Indoor and Beach Volleyball teams, the Big Easy Rollergirls, New Orleans Women’s Rugby (the Halfmoons), as well as several local all girls’ high schools.

Selected Published Work

Paul J, Brown SM, Mulcahey MKInjury Prevention Programs for Throwing Injuries in Softball PlayersSports Health, epub ahead of print February 2021 (in print July 2021).

Belk JW, Littlefield CP, Mulcahey MK, McCarty T, McCarty EC. Characteristics of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship DirectorsOrthop J Sports Med February 2021; 9 (2).

Cheema SG, Hermanns C, Coda RG, Tarakemeh A, Mullen SM, Schroeppel P, Vopat BG, Mulcahey MK. Variability of Rehabilitation Protocols for Acromioclavicular (AC) joint Reconstruction. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehab March 2021, epub.

Ross A, Ross B, Zeoli T, Novack M, Brown SM, Mulcahey MKInjury Profile in American Mixed Martial Arts CompetitionsOrthop J Sports Med March 2021; 9(3).

Lytle JB, Parikh KB, Tarakemeh A, Vopat B, Mulcahey MKEpidemiology of Foot and Ankle Injuries in NCAA Jumping Athletes in the United States from 2009-2014. Orthop J Sports Med April 2021, epub  

Reza T, Perez-Chaumont A, Hinkle A, Brown SM, Mulcahey MK. Outcome Measures After Proximal Hamstring Repair: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med, epub ahead of print May 2021.  

Goodrich A, Baker J, Teramakeh A, Templeton K, Mulcahey MK, Vopat M, Vopat B. Sex-Specific Outcomes Following Lateral Ankle Ligament RepairFoot Ankle Intl May 2021.

Clark S, Miskimin C, Mulcahey MK. ACGME Case Volume Minimums Decrease the Number   of Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopies Performed by Residents. Arthros Sports Med Rehab May 2021; 3: e689-694.

Antonacci C, Brown SM, Trojan JD, O’Brien MJ, Mulcahey MK. Prophylaxis for Heterotopic Ossification Following Distal Biceps Tendon Repair. Orthopedics July-August 2021; 44: e588-e592.

Doege J, Ayres J, Mackay M, Tarakemeh A, Brown SM, Vopat BG, Mulcahey MK. Defining Return to Sport: A Systematic ReviewOrthop J Sports Med July 2021.

Ibitayo A, Kale N, Miskimin C, Mulcahey MK. The Value of Sports Medicine Fellowship Training: An Analysis of ACGME Case Log Data from 2006 to 2019. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehab epub ahead of print, August 2021.  

Amin S, Gil J, DeFroda S, Hendrickson A, Mulcahey MK. Factors Associated with Patient Reported Outcomes After Elective Shoulder Arthroscopy. Advances in Orthopaedics and Sports Med September 2021.

Aliberti G, Kraeutler M, Scillia A, Miskimin C, Belk W, Mulcahey MKUse of Allograft versus Autograft for Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic ReviewOrthop J Sports Med October 2021.

Clark S, Miskimin C, Mulcahey MK.  Leadership in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Survey of the Value of Leadership Development for Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty. JAAOS Global Research and Reviews October 2021; 5 (10).

Brown A, Ross P, Brown SM, Mulcahey MK. Top 50 Most Cited Articles on Meniscus Injuries and Surgery from 2000 – 2019. Arthroscopy Sports Med and Rehab November 2021.

Omer A. Ilahi, MD
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

Co-founder & Managing Partner
South West Orthopedic Group
Founder and Director
Texas Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Institute
Houston, Texas

Dr. Omer Ilahi is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in private practice, with subspecialty certification in sports medicine. Having immigrated from Pakistan as a young child with his family, he grew up in a small town near Houston, Texas. Graduating summa cum laude from Rice University, he stayed in Houston for his M. D. (with High Honors) as well as his orthopaedic surgery residency.  Right after completing a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Dr. Ilahi returned to Houston and started his practice in 1995. A founding member and managing partner of South West Orthopedic Group, he has also served as President of the Texas Society of Sports Medicine, later going on to serve as President of the Texas Orthopaedic Association, and also to represent Texas as a Member of the AAOS Board of Councilors for 6 years. Dr. Ilahi has also been on the Board of Directors of the Western Orthopaedic Association for several years, serving as Association President from 2018-2019.

To help further research and education in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Ilahi founded the Texas Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Institute in 2002. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific investigations, primarily focusing on both laboratory and clinical studies related to knee and shoulder maladies/treatments. He has also co-authored chapters in orthopaedic and sports medicine textbooks, and continues to volunteer in covering football games for several Houston-area high schools.

Selected Published Work

Ilahi OA and Kohl HW. Lower Extremity Morphology and Alignment and Risk of Overuse Injury. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 8:38-42, 1998.

Healy JH, Barton RS, Noble PC, Kohl HW, Ilahi OA. Biomechanical Evaluation of the Origin of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon. Arthroscopy 17:378-382, 2001.

Ilahi OA, Bennett JB, Gabel GT, Mehlhoff TL, Kohl HW. Classification of Heterotopic Ossification about the Elbow. Orthopedics 24:1075-1078, 2001.

Trusler ML, Bryan WJ, Ilahi OA. Anatomic and Radiographic Analysis of Arthroscopic Tack Placement into the Superior Glenoid. Arthroscopy 18:366-371, 2002.

Ilahi OA, Younas SA, Labbe MR, Edson SB. Prevalence of Ganglion Cysts Originating from the Proximal Tibiofibular Joint. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Arthroscopy 19:150-153, 2003.

Ilahi OA, Al-Fahl T, Bahrani H, Luo ZP. Glenoid Suture Anchor Fixation Strength: Effect of Insertion Angle. Arthroscopy 20:609-613, 2004.

Ilahi OA, Al-Habbal GA, Bocell JR, Tullos HS, Huo MH. Arthroscopic Debridement of Acute Periprosthetic Septic Arthritis of the Knee. Arthroscopy 21:303-306, 2005.

Ilahi OA, Reddy J, Ahmad I. Deep Venous Thrombosis After Knee Arthroscopy: A Meta-analysis. Arthroscopy 21:727-730, 2005.

Ilahi OA, Stein JD, Ho DM, Bocell JR, Lindsey RW. Arthroscopic Findings in Knees Undergoing Proximal Tibial Osteotomy. Journal of Knee Surgery 21:63-67, 2008.

Ilahi OA, Cosculluela PE, Ho DM. Classification of Variants of the Anterosuperior Glenoid Labrum and Associated Shoulder Pathology. Orthopedics 31:226, 2008.

Ilahi OA, Younas SA, Ho DM, Noble PC. Security of Arthroscopic and Open Knots Tied with Various Braided Sutures. American Journal of Sports Medicine 36:2407-2414, 2008.

Ilahi OA, Nolla JM, Ho DM. Intra-tunnel Fixation vs. Extra-tunnel Fixation of Hamstring ACL Reconstruction. A Meta-analysis. Journal of Knee Surgery 22:120-129, 2009.

Ilahi OA, Ventura NJ, Qadeer AA.  Femoral Tunnel Length: Accessory Anterior Medial Portal Drilling Versus Transtibial Drilling. Arthroscopy 28:486-491, 2012.

Ilahi OA, Mansfield DJ, Urrea LH, Qadeer AA. Reliability and Reproducibility of Several Methods of Arthroscopic Assessment of Femoral Tunnel Position During Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy 30:1303-1310, 2014.

Ilahi OA, Stautberg EF 3rd, Mansfield DJ, Qadeer AA. Relationship of Musculotendinous Junction Location to Harvested Semitendinosus and Gracilis Tendon Length. Orthop J Sports Medicine 5:2325967117704630, 2017.

Stautberg EF 3rd, Jupiter DC, Amin A, Qadeer AA, Ilahi OA. Stability of Two versus Three Peripheral Pegs of the Glenoid Component in Modern Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Int Orthop 41:2345-2351, 2017Ilahi OA, Staewen RS, Stautberg EF 3rd, Qadeer AA. Estimating Lengths of Semitendinosus and Gracilis Tendons by Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Arthroscopy 34:2457-2462, 2018.