October Featured Editorial Board Members

Robert BrophBrophy.jpgy, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Brophy is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine with a clinical and academic focus on sports medicine injuries of the knee and shoulder.   He recently served as an at large member on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, was the program chair for the 2018 American Orthopaedic Association annual meeting and received the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Career Development Award.   Dr. Brophy has authored or co-authored over 215 peer reviewed articles, received grant funding from the AOSSM and OREF and a number of research related distinctions, including the AOSSM NCAA Research Award and Cabaud Memorial Award, the Lee T. Ford Award from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, and the Arthur C. Rettig Award from the National Football League Physicians Society.  He is involved in several collaborative research efforts, including MOON Knee, MOON Shoulder, MARS and METEOR.  Dr. Brophy has been a team physician with the (former) NFL St. Louis Rams and National Hockey League St. Louis Blues, currently serves on the NFL Musculokeletal Committee and was an ICRS Traveling Fellow, AAOS-AOA North American Traveling Fellow, AOSSM-ESSKA Traveling Fellow and AOA ABC Traveling Fellow.

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

Selected Published Work

Johnston JT, Mandelbaum BR, Schub D, Rodeo SA, Matava MJ, Silvers-Granelli HJ, Cole BJ, ElAttrache NS, McAdams TR, Brophy RH. Video Analysis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Professional American Football Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;46(4):862-868.

Brophy RH, Zhang B, Cai L, Wright RW, Sandell LJ, Rai MF. Transcriptome comparison of meniscus from patients with and without osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018;26:422-432.

Rai MF, Tycksen E, Sandell LJ, Brophy RH. Advantages of RNA-seq compared to RNA microarrays for transcriptome profiling of anterior cruciate ligament tears. J Orthop Res. 2018;36:484-497.

Keener JD, Skelley NW, Stobbs-Cuchi G, Steger-May K, Chamberlain AM, Aleem AA, Brophy RH. Shoulder activity level and progression of degenerative cuff disease. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017;26:1500-1507.

Lamplot JD, Lillegraven O, Brophy RH. Shoulder activity level in patients with idiopathic adhesive capsulitis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017;26:1514-1519.

Smith MV, Nepple JJ, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH. Knee osteoarthritis is associated with previous meniscus and ACL surgery among elite American college football athletes. Sports Health. 2017;9:247-251.

Brophy RH, Sandell LJ, Cheverud JM, Rai MF. Gene expression in human meniscal tears has limited association with early degenerative changes in knee articular cartilage. Connect Tissue Res. 2017;58:295-304.

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

Wright JO, Skelley NW, Schur RP, Castile RM, Lake SP, Brophy RH. Microstructural and mechanical properties of the posterior cruciate ligament comparing the anterolateral and posteromedial bundles. J Bone Joint Surg. 2016;98:1656-1664.

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

Rai MF, Sandell LJ, Zhang B, Wright RW, Brophy RH. RNA microarray analysis of macroscopically normal articular cartilage from knees undergoing partial medial meniscectomy: Potential prediction of the risk for developing osteoarthritis. PLoS One. 2016;11:e0155373.

Brophy RH, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Nwosu SK, Kaeding CC, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Amendola A, Wolf BR, Dunn WR,Wolcott ML, Spindler KP. Outcomes of ACL reconstruction in patients with Diabetes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016;48:969-973.

Miller DJ, Smith MV, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH. Microfracture and osteochondral autograft transplantation are cost-effective treatments for articular cartilage lesions of the distal femur. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43:2175-81.

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

Brophy RH, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, MOON Group, Spindler KP. Factors associated with infection following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015;97:450-4.

Skelley NW, Castile RM, York TE, Gruev V, Lake SP, Brophy RH. Differences in the microstructural properties of the anteromedial and posterolateral bundles of the anterior cruciate ligament. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43:928-936.


Matej Drobnič, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
University Medical Centre
Ljubljana, Slovenia


Dr. Matej Drobnič is an Associate Professor for Orthopedics at the Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana and a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is also a co-founder of Institute for Medicine and Sports in Ljubljana.

Dr. Drobnič earned his medical degree at the University of Ljubljana in 1999, and completed EU certified training in orthopedic surgery in 2007. He is subspecialized in arthroscopy, sports traumatology, and reconstructive surgery of the knee and foot/ankle. He has been head of the rehabilitation unit within the department of orthopedic surgery since 2011. In 2015, he was nominated as an associate professor for orthopedics.

Besides clinical and teaching obligations, he is devoted to the research of articular cartilage repair, sports injuries, and muscle atrophy prevention. Through this involvement he had completed his PhD Thesis (2006) on the outcomes and surgical techniques of autologous chondrocyte implantation at the University of Ljubljana. He has been enrolled in 20 national and 5 international research projects. His academic activity resulted in over 220 publications and more than 80 lectures. He is an active member of national (past secretary of the Slovenian Orthopedic Association and current president of the Slovenian Cell and Tissue Engineering Society) and international (ICRS, ESSKA) orthopedic societies. He has been active in the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine since 2011.

Dr Drobnič was a national-level basketball player during his high school and university years. His dedication to sports echoes in his professional orthopedic career. He has been a team physician for the football teams NK Interblock (2010-12) and lately for NK Olimpija (since 2015), Ljubljana. He is a leading physician for Slovenian Ski-jumping national team. He sits on the medical commission of the Slovenian Football Association.

Matej and his wife Maja enjoy living in Ljubljana, Slovenia with their daughter Pika and son Timotej.

Selected Published Work

Čamernik K, Barlič A, Drobnič M, Marc J, Jeras M, Zupan J. Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Musculoskeletal System: From Animal Models to Human Tissue Regeneration? Stem Cell Rev. 2018 Jun; 14(3):346-369

Drobnič M, Perdisa F, Kon E, Cefalì F, Marcacci M, Filardo G. Implant strategy affects scaffold stability and integrity in cartilage treatment. Knee Surg SportsTraumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Sep; 26(9):2774-2783

Vitez L, Zupet P, Zadnik V, Drobnič M. Running Injuries in the Participants of Ljubljana Marathon. Zdr Varst. 2017 Oct 9; 56(4):196-202

Krajnc Z, Rupreht M, Drobnič M. Quantitative Evaluation of Growth Plates around the Knees of Adolescent Soccer Players by Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:482017

Žargi T, Drobnič M, Stražar K, Kacin A. Short-Term Preconditioning With Blood Flow Restricted Exercise Preserves Quadriceps MuscleEndurance in Patients After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Front Physiol. 2018 Aug 24; 9:1150

Grapar Žargi T, Drobnic M, Koder J, Stražar K, Kacin A. The effects of preconditioning with ischemic exercise on quadriceps femoris muscle atrophy following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a quasi-randomized controlled trial. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2016 Jun; 52(3):310-20


September Featured Editorial Board Member

Leon (Lonnie) Paulos, MD
Sports Injuries, Knee and Shoulder Specialist
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Paulos was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in July, 1946. He graduated from the University of Utah and played American football as the starting strong safety for 4 years. He was named to the academic all-conference football team 3 times and was also named to the NCAA Academic All-American Football team, honorable mention. He graduated from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine with honors (AOA). He completed his internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas and his orthopedic residency under the late Dr. Sherman Coleman at the University of Utah. He completed a double fellowship with Dr. Fred Allman in Atlanta, Georgia, and Dr. Frank Noyes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Working with Dr. Noyes and his colleagues as an associate and partner introduced him to the importance of academics and research in Sports Medicine Orthopedics and he has been very productive since that time. He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, over 370 academic presentations around the world, been an instructor for over 75 orthopedic instructional course lectures, and has published over 47 books and chapters in his specialties. He also has 30 patents and patents pending for medical devices and procedures.

Dr. Paulos was a pioneer for arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair in the shoulder, as well as arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate and Posterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction. His pioneering work on knee arthrofibrosis and the clinical entity of Inferior Patellar Entrapment Syndrome (IPCS) has been widely referenced and recognized.

Dr. Paulos has been, and still is, an orthopedic consultant to many high schools, colleges and professional sports teams, as well as the US Olympic Ski Team. His previous positions include Vice President and Medical Director of the Andrews-Paulos Research & Education Institute, Gulf Breeze, Florida; Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Medical Director of The Biomechanics Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah; Founding Partner of The Orthopedic Hospital (TOSH), Salt Lake City, Utah; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah: Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Adjunct Professor, School of Physical Therapy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Adjunct Professor, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama; Research Associate, Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Paulos has been AAOS board certified since 1980 and has his CAQ in Sports Medicine. He has trained over 200 post-graduate orthopedic surgeons in his ACGME certified sports medicine fellowships. He sits on many Editorial Boards, committees, and medical consulting panels. He was one of the very first European Traveling Fellows, and has since served as a God-Father in 2009. He and his associates have been awarded the O’Donoghue Research Award; 3M Health Care Award for Applied Science and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association President’s Challenge Award. He is a member of the Herodicus and AOA Societies.

Dr. Paulos and his wife Shannon live in Salt Lake City, Utah and have 6 children and 3 grandchildren between them.

Selected Published Work

Noyes, F.R., Grood, E.S., Butler, D.L., and Paulos, L.E.: “Clinical Biomechanics of the Knee – Ligament Restraints and Functional Stability.”   AAOS Symposium on the Athlete’s Knee (Ed. J. Funk), The C.V. Mosby Company, 1980.

Paulos, L.E., Noyes, F.R., Grood, E.S. and Butler, D.L.: “Knee Rehabilitation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Repair.” American Journal Sports Med Vol. 9, No. 3:140-149, 1980.

Paulos, L.E.; Rosenberg, T.D.; Drawbert, J; Manning, J; Abbott, P.: “Infrapatellar Contracture Syndrome (IPCS): An Unrecognized Cause of Knee Stiffness with Patella Entrapment and Patella Infra.” American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 15, No. 4:31-341, 1987.

Paulos, L.E., Harner, C.D., Parker, R.D.: “Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression for Impingement Syndrome of the Shoulder.” Techniques in Orthopedics. Vol. 3, No. 1, April 1988.

Kolowich, P.A.; Paulos, L.E.; Rosenberg, T.D.; Farnsworth, S.: “Lateral Release of the Patella: Indications and Contraindications.” The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 4:359-365, July/August 1990.

Paulos, L.E., Cherf, J., Rosenberg, T.D., Beck, C.L., “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Autografts.” Clinics in Sports Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 3:469-85, July 1991.

Paulos, L.E., Cawley, P.W., France, E.P., “Impact Biomechanics of Lateral Knee Bracing. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament.” The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 4:337-342, July/August 1991.

Grauer, J.D., Paulos, L.E., Smutz, W.P., “Biceps Tendon and Superior Labral Injuries,” Arthroscopy, Vol. 8, No. 4:488-497, 1992.

Evans, I.K., Paulos, L.E., “Complications of Patellofemoral Joint Surgery,” Vol. 23, No. 4:697-710, October 1992, The Orthopedic Clinics of North America – The Patellofemoral Joint.

Paulos, L.E., Kody, M.H., “Arthroscopically Enhanced ‘Mini-Approach’ to Rotator Cuff Repair,” The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 1:19-25, January 1994.

Fenton, P.J., Paulos, L.E., “Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Allograft Augmentation,” Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 2:129-136, 1994 Raven Press, Ltd., New York.

Paulos, L.E., Wnorowski, D.C., Greenwald, A.E., “Infrapatellar Contracture Syndrome. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Follow-up,” The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 4, July/August 1994.

Felix, N.A., Paulos, L.E.: “Current Status of Meniscal Transplantation,” The Knee, Vol. 10, pp13-17, June 19, 2003.


August Featured Editorial Board Members

Giancarlo Puddu, MD
Rome, Italy

Sports medicine and knee specialist, Giancarlo Puddu, MD was born in 1943 in Rome, Italy. He received his medical degree from the University of Rome, La Sapienza in 1968, and he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital, Il Policlinico, in Rome in June 1971.

After his residency in Orthopedics, Dr. Puddu was awarded a fellowship in Knee Surgery with Prof. Albert Trillat in Lyon, (1973), and a fellowship in Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine with Dr. Jack C. Hughston in Columbus, Georgia (1975 – 1976). During this same time, he began his teaching career in orthopedics at the University of Rome, La Sapienza where he was Associate Professor until 1987, when he left the University and went into private practice. Since 1987, he has had several teaching appointments at: the University of Siena, the University Chieti and at the Istituto Superiore di Educazione Fisica in Rome. He also served as team physician for the Roma soccer team.

Since 1990, Dr. Puddu has been involved in many research projects on knee osteotomy and ACL reconstruction, advancing progress toward better treatments for knee arthrosis, cartilage repair, ACL reconstruction and tendinopaties. He has published more than 150 papers and book chapters related to knee surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Puddu was the ESSKA President between May 1999 to September 2000 and was inducted in the AOSSM Hall of Fame in 2009.

He served on the editorial boards of: The American Journal of Knee Surgery; Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine; Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy; The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness; Orthopedics Today; Operative Techniques In Sports Medicine.

Dr. Puddu and his wife Agneta live in Rome. They have two daughters, Isabella and Cristina, and four grandchildren.

Selected Published Work

Puddu G, et al. A classification of Achilles tendon disease. Am J Sports Med. 15,145-150,1976.

Puddu G, et al. A method of reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament using the semitendinosus tendon. Am J Sports Med. 8,402-404,1980.

Puddu G, et al. Les laxitès chroniques anteromediales + anterolaterales du genou chez les athletes. Resultats du traitment par plasties periferiques. Rev.de Chir.et Othop. 68,365-368,1982.

Puddu G, et al. Hemarthrosis treated by aspiration and casting: How to condemn the knee. Am J Sports Med.10,342-345,1982.

Puddu G, et al. Jumper’s Knee. Am J Sports Med. 11,58-62,1983.

Puddu G. Patellar Subluxation and Dislocation (with J.C.Hughston and W.M.Walsh.). Vol.V in the Series : Saunders Monographs In Clinical Orthopaedics. 1984.

Puddu G, et al. Evaluation of the results of extensor mechanism reconstruction. Am.J.of Sports Medicine. 16,93-96,1988.

Puddu G, et al. Arthroscopic treatment of the flexed arthritic knee in active middle-aged patients. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 9,712-713,1993.

Puddu G, et al. Tendinitis. The Patellofemoral Joint. McGraw-Hill. Toronto. 177-192. 1993.

Puddu G, et al. Jumper’s Knee and Other Form of Tendinitis About the Knee. The Hughston Clinic Sports Medicine Book. Williams & Wilkins. Baltimore. 1995, 429-440.

Puddu G, et al. The double patella syndrome. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 3,21-25,1995.

Puddu G, et al. Different patterns of meniscal tears in acute ACL ruptures and in chronic ACL deficient knees. Classification,staging and timing of treatment. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 3, 130-134,1995.

Puddu G, et al. L’IRM dans la pathologie isoleè du ligament croisè posterieur. Suppl. Rev. Chir. Orthop. 41-44,1995.

Puddu G, et al. Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction with semitendinosus and gracilis. Knee Surgery Current Practice. Martin Dunitz London 1992, 149-153.

Puddu G, et al. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. Surgical Treatment of Overuse Tendon Injuries. Guest Editor. July 1997, Volume 5, Number 3. W.B. Saunders Company

Puddu G, et al. Stress Fractures. OXFORD Second Edition Textbook of Sports Medicine Oxford Medical Publications. 1998, 649-669.

Puddu G. Achilles Tendon Injuries. Controversies in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Williams & Wilkins Asia Pacific. 1998, 531

Puddu G, et al. The Axial View in Evaluating Tibial Translation in Cases of Insufficiency of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament. Arthroscopy. 217-220, Vol 16, No 2, 2000.

Puddu G, et al. Reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament and of the posterolateral corner. Surgical Techniques in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Elsevier SAS Paris, 2000, 55-540-D-10.

Puddu G, et al. Femoral antivalgus opening wedge osteotomy. In Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 56-60, Vol 8, January 2000. W. B. Saunders Company.

Puddu G, et al. Complications in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery. Knee Surgery. Complications, Pitfalls, and Salvage. Springer New York. 2001, 477-484.

Puddu G, et al. Open wedge High Tibial Osteotomy. Techniques in Knee Surgery. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2002, 43-53.

Puddu G, et al. Ostéotomie fémorale d’ouverture dans le genou valgum. La gonarthose. Springer Paris. 2003, 149-160.

Puddu G, et al. One stage versus two stage revision ACL reconstruction: indications and technique. Controversies in Knee Surgery. Oxford. 2005, 211-226.

Puddu G, et al. Opening wedge osteotomy: Tibial. Surgical Techniques for the Knee. Thieme. New York. 2006, 245-249.

Puddu G, et al. Opening wedge osteotomy: Femoral. Surgical Techniques for the Knee. Thieme. New York. 2006, 241-245.

Puddu G, et al. Osteotomies: The Surgical Treatment of the Valgus Knee. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Review. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2007, 15-23.

Puddu G, et al. Opening wedge osteotomy of the distal femur in the valgus knee. Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Surgical Treatment. Springer Paris. 2008, 90-103.\

Puddu G, et al. Opening wedge osteotomy. Proximal Tibia and distal femur. Reconstructive Knee Surgery. Third Edition. Lippincott. Williams & Wilkins. 2008, 433-450.

Puddu G, et al. The retrodrill Technique for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Saunders Elsevier. Philadelphia. 2008, 134-140.



Thomas L. Wickiewicz, MD

Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York

A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Dr. Wickiewicz received his Medical Degree from New Jersey Medical School, did his general surgery training at New York Hospital, and residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Additional training was a Sports Medicine Fellowship year with the late John Marshall at Hospital for Special Surgery, and a second-year split observing Dr. Frank Jobe at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic and time also spent on muscle physiology with V. Reggie Edgerton at UCLA’s Department of Kinesiology, where Wick assisted with research on human muscle.

Dr. Thomas Wickiewicz is an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he has practiced for thirty-five years. He is a Professor of Clinical Surgery (Orthopaedics) at Weill-Cornell Medical College and Attending Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He served as Chief of Sports Medicine at HSS from 1993-2005. During his time at HSS, he helped educated over 164 sports fellows, countless residents, and medical students.

In addition to his practice of knee and shoulder surgery, Dr. Wickiewicz has lectured nationally and internationally, and published extensively with both peer-reviewed publications and textbooks on topics related to those two joints. A recipient of three O’Donoghue Awards from the AOSSM, three Neer Awards from ASES, and the Aircast Award from AOSSM, Dr. Wickiewicz continues to be active in research.

He has functioned as orthopaedic consultant to the New York Football Giants, the New York Knights Arena Football team, and for St. Peter’s University Division I athletics.

Past President of the AOSSM, Past President of the Herodicus Society, Dr. Wickiewicz resides in New York City with Catherine.

Selected Published Work 

Kent RN 3rd, Amirtharaj MJ, Hardy BM, Pearle AD, Wickiewicz TL, Imhauser CW. Anterior laxity, lateral tibial slope, and in situ ACL force differentiate knees exhibiting distinct patterns of motion during a pivoting event: A human cadaveric study. J Biomech. 2018;74:9-15. PMID: 29752053.

Imhauser CW, Kent RN 3rd, Boorman-Padgett J, Thein R, Wickiewicz TL, Pearle AD. New parameters describing how knee ligaments carry force in situ predict interspecimen variations in laxity during simulated clinical exams. J Biomech. 2017;64:212-218. PMID: 29078961.

Kent RN 3rd, Boorman-Padgett JF, Thein R, van der List JP, Nawabi DH, Wickiewicz TL, Imhauser CW, Pearle AD. High Interspecimen Variability in Engagement of the Anterolateral Ligament: An In Vitro Cadaveric Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017;475(10):2438-2444. Erratum in: Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017;475(10):2612. PMID: 28477147; PMCID: PMC5599392.

McDonald LS, Boorman-Padgett J, Kent R, Stone K, Wickiewicz TL, Pearle AD, Imhauser CW. ACL Deficiency Increases Forces on the Medial Femoral Condyle and the Lateral Meniscus with Applied Rotatory Loads. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016;98(20):1713-1721.

Nawabi DH, Tucker S, Schafer KA, Zuiderbaan HA, Nguyen JT, Wickiewicz TL, Imhauser CW, Pearle AD. ACL Fibers Near the Lateral Intercondylar Ridge Are the Most Load Bearing During Stability Examinations and Isometric Through Passive Flexion. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(10):2563-2571.

Kia M, Schafer K, Lipman J, Cross M, Mayman D, Pearle A, Wickiewicz T, Imhauser C. A Multibody Knee Model Corroborates Subject-Specific Experimental Measurements of Low Ligament Forces and Kinematic Coupling During Passive Flexion. J Biomech Eng. 2016;138(5):051010.

Schafer KA, Tucker S, Griffith T, Sheikh S, Wickiewicz TL, Nawabi DH, Imhauser CW, Pearle AD. Distribution of Force in the Medial Collateral Ligament Complex During Simulated Clinical Tests of Knee Stability. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(5):1203-8.

Thein R, Boorman-Padgett J, Khamaisy S, Zuiderbaan HA, Wickiewicz TL, Imhauser CW, Pearle AD. Medial Subluxation of the Tibia After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture as Revealed by Standing Radiographs and Comparison With a Cadaveric Model. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(12):3027-33.

Imhauser CW, Sheikh S, Choi DS, Nguyen JT, Mauro CS, Wickiewicz TL. Novel measure of articular instability based on contact stress confirms that the anterior cruciate ligament is a critical stabilizer of the lateral compartment. J Orthop Res. 2016;34(3):478-88.

Imhauser C, Mauro C, Choi D, Rosenberg E, Mathew S, Nguyen J, Ma Y, Wickiewicz T. Abnormal tibiofemoral contact stress and its association with altered kinematics after center-center anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: an in vitro study. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(4):815-25.


July Featured Editorial Board Members


Lars Engebretsen, MD, PhD
Professor, Orthopedic Clinic, University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

Professor Engebretsen is currently the Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Oslo University Clinic and Head of Medical Sciences in the International Olympic Committee. Professor Engebretsen has published over 400 articles and book chapters, with a citation index (H-index) of 56. He is among the world’s most productive in clinical, epidemiological and basic science research in the areas of general sports medicine, knee ligaments, cartilage and prevention of sports injuries and illnesses. He has received research grants and awards from many agencies and associations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Norwegian Council for Research in Science and Humanities, the Norwegian Ministry of Health, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the International Olympic Committee. He and his group have won several research awards around the world, and he was inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame in July 2015 and became an ESSKA Honorary member in 2016 and ISAKOS Honorary member in 2017. He received the Nordic Prize in Medicine in 2016.

Engebretsen is involved with three research groups: knee ligaments together with May Arna Risberg in Oslo and Robert LaPrade in Vail, Colorado, the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center co-chaired with professor Roald Bahr and emphasizing prevention of injuries and diseases in sports, and the Oslo Cartilage Group, which encompasses research from the cell to rehab after surgery, involving molecular biologists, pathologists, radiologists, physiotherapists and orthopedic surgeons. In 1997, the cartilage group performed the first knee joint chondrocyte transplantation in Norway. Since then, the group has had major emphasis on translational research. The group works closely with the stem cell group led by Dr. Brinchmann and has optimized chondrocyte and stem cell cultivation while at the same time developing surgical techniques for implantation. Professor Engebretsen has been the President of the Norwegian Sports Medicine Society, the Scandinavian Foundation of Sports Medicine and European Society of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). Dr Engebretsen is or has been a board member of many other societies including, but not limited to, the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine, the Scandinavian Foundation of Medicine & Science in Sports, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), the Orthopedic Research Society and International Knee Society. He is the Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (IPHP edition), Associate Editor of Journal of Bone and Joint (the most prestigious journal in orthopedics) and on the editorial board of American Journal of Sports Medicine, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology, and The Knee and is a regular reviewer for all the major orthopedic and sports traumatology journals.

Selected Published Work

Knutsen G, Drogset JO, Engebretsen L, Grøntvedt T, Ludvigsen TC, Løken S, Solheim E, Strand T, Johansen O.  A Randomized Multicenter Trial Comparing Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation with Microfracture: Long-Term Follow-up at 14 to 15 Years. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Aug 17;98(16):1332-9. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.15.01208.

Moatshe G, Slette EL, Engebretsen L, LaPrade RF. Intertunnel Relationships in the Tibia During Reconstruction of Multiple Knee Ligaments: How to Avoid Tunnel Convergence. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul 28. pii: 0363546516656371. [Epub ahead of print]

Kise NJ, Risberg MA, Stensrud S, Ranstam J, Engebretsen L, Roos EM. Exercise therapy versus arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for degenerative meniscal tear in middle aged patients: randomised controlled trial with two year follow-up. BMJ. 2016 Jul 20;354:i3740. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i3740.

Schon JM, Moatshe G, Brady AW, Serra Cruz R, Chahla J, Dornan GJ, Turnbull TL, Engebretsen L, LaPrade RF. Anatomic Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Knee Leads to Overconstraint at Any Fixation Angle. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul 12. pii: 0363546516652607. [Epub ahead of print]

LaPrade RF, Agel J, Baker J, Brenner JS, Cordasco FA, Côté J, Engebretsen L, Feeley BT, Gould D, Hainline B, Hewett T, Jayanthi N, Kocher MS, Myer GD, Nissen CW, Philippon MJ, Provencher MT. AOSSM Early Sport Specialization Consensus Statement. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Apr 28;4(4):2325967116644241. doi:10.1177/2325967116644241. eCollection 2016 Apr.

LaPrade CM, Foad A, Smith SD, Turnbull TL, Dornan GJ, Engebretsen L, Wijdicks CA, LaPrade RF. Biomechanical consequences of a nonanatomic posterior medial meniscal root repair. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Apr;43(4):912-20. doi: 10.1177/0363546514566191. Epub 2015 Jan 26.

Persson A, Kjellsen AB, Fjeldsgaard K, Engebretsen L, Espehaug B, Fevang JM. Registry data highlight increased revision rates for endobutton/biosure HA in ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendon autograft: a nationwide cohort study from the Norwegian Knee Ligament Registry, 2004-2013. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sep;43(9):2182-8. doi:

Johnsen MB, Guddal MH, Småstuen MC, Moksnes H, Engebretsen L, Storheim K, Zwart JA. Sport Participation and the Risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescents: A Population-based Prospective Cohort Study (The Young-HUNT Study). Am J Sports Med. 2016 Apr 27. pii: 0363546516643807. [Epub ahead of print]

Madry H, Kon E, Condello V, Peretti GM, Steinwachs M, Seil R, Berruto M, Engebretsen L, Filardo G, Angele P. Early osteoarthritis of the knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Jun;24(6):1753-62. doi:10.1007/s00167-016-4068-3. Epub 2016 Mar 21. Review.

Risberg MA, Oiestad BE, Gunderson R, Aune AK, Engebretsen L, Culvenor A, Holm I. Changes in Knee Osteoarthritis, Symptoms, and Function After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A 20-Year Prospective Follow-up Study. Am J Sports Med. 2016 May;44(5):1215-24. doi: 10.1177/0363546515626539. Epub 2016 Feb 24.




Cristián A. Fontboté, MD
MEDS Sports Medicine Clinic, Knee and Shoulder Sports Orthopaedics
Santiago, Chile

Dr. Cristián Fontboté is an orthopaedic surgeon at the MEDS Sports Medicine Clinic in Santiago, Chile. He completed his medical degree and residency at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Dr. Fontboté completed research fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh and the Steadman-Philippon Research Institute, as well as a traveling fellowship from Sociedad Latinoamericana de Rodilla y Traumatología Deportiva (SLARD) to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in the US. From 2003 to 2011, Dr. Fontboté served as the orthopaedic team physician for Club Deportivo Universidad Católica, a professional men’s soccer team. He is a past president of the Sports Orthopaedic Committee for the Chilean Society of Orthopaedic Surgery (SCHOT).  Dr. Fontboté’s special interests in the orthopaedic field include: sports injuries of knee and shoulder, soccer derived pathology, ACL, chondral and meniscal injuries in the knee, muscular injuries in sports, tendinopathies, rotator cuff, labral injuries, and instability of the shoulder. Dr. Fontboté is married with three children. He speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Italian.

Selected Published Work

Steineman BD, Moulton SG, Haut Donahue TL, Fontboté CA, LaPrade CM, Cram TR, Dean CS, LaPrade RF. Overlap Between Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Anterolateral Meniscal Root Insertions: A Scanning Electron Microscopy Study. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb;45(2):362-368.

Moulton SG, Steineman BD, Haut Donahue TL, Fontboté CA, Cram TR, LaPrade RF. Direct versus indirect ACL femoral attachment fibres and their implications on ACL graft placement. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Jan;25(1):165-171.

Arendt EA, Fontboté CA, Rohr SR. Displacing lateral meniscus masquerading as patella dislocation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Oct;22(10):2315-9.

Fontboté CA, Sell TC, Laudner KG, Haemmerle M, Allen CR, Margheritini F, Lephart SM, Harner CD. Neuromuscular and biomechanical adaptations of patients with isolated deficiency of the posterior cruciate ligament. Am J Sports Med. 2005 Jul;33(7):982-9.

Sekiya JK, Fontbote CA, Harner CD. Arthroscopically assisted retrograde fixation of patellar osteochondritis dissecans using fluoroscopic guidance: a case report and technical note. Arthroscopy. 2003 Sep;19(7):E1-7.

Pérez C, Rojas A, Baudrand R, González S, Fontboté C. [Tuberculosis bursitis: report of case]. Rev Med Chil. 2002 Mar;130(3):319-21. Spanish.

Samuel G. Moulton, Cristián Fontboté, Tyler Cram, Robert F. LaPrade. Posterolateral Reconstruction of the Knee: Surgical Technique with 2 Grafts. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2015;23(4):331-337.

Fontboté C, Nemtala UF, Contreras OO, Guerrero R. [Rosenberg projection for the radiological diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis]. Rev Med Chil. 2008 Jul;136(7):880-4. Spanish.

June Featured Editorial Board Members

Michael E. Hantes
Michael E. Hantes, MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Thessaly
Larissa, Greece

Michael E. Hantes, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Thessaly, Larissa, GREECE. Clinical practice and research of Professor Hantes focuses on knee, shoulder, and ankle. He was (2012-2014) President of the Greek (Hellenic) Arthroscopic Association and Sports Medicine. For more than 20 years, Dr. Hantes has been an active member in the ESSKA, (European Society for Sports, Traumatology Knee and Arthroscopy) where he served as, treasurer (2014-2018), and he is the current ESSKA General Secretary. Professor Hantes is the team physician for the National Greek Volleyball team.

Dr. Hantes completed his medical degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1990. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Ioannina University hospital followed by fellowship training, in Sports Medicine and Knee Arthroscopy with Professor Hans Pässler (ATOS Klinik Center for Knee, Foot Surgery and Arhroscopy, Heidelberg- Germany) and Upper Extremity and Knee Arthroscopy with James Chow (Orthopaedic Center of Mount Vernon IL, USA). In 2008 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Thessaly.

Dr Hantes received the Resident/Fellow Essay Award in 2002 from the AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America). He has been selected for the ESSKA – APKASS (Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society) travelling fellowship in 2006 as well as the godfather for the 2018 ESSKA – APKASS travelling fellowship.

Professor Hantes is the founder of the Larisa Arthroscopy & Minimally Invasive Center (LAMILC) http://www.ortho-uth.org/lamilc/ and organizes seminars in Athroscopic Surgery with the aim of educating young physicians in the field of arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine on a regular basis.

He is member of many scientific societies and except AJSM is an editorial board member of KSSTA (Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy) and Associate editor of JBJS Case Connector.

Dr Hantes lives in Larissa, GREECE with his wife Erica and his two children Ilias and Artemis.

Selected Published Work

Arthroscopic Single-Row Versus Double-Row Suture Bridge Technique for Rotator Cuff Tears in Patients Younger Than 55 Years: A Prospective Comparative Study. Hantes ME, Ono Y, Raoulis VA, Doxariotis N, Venouziou A, Zibis A, Vlychou M. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):116-121

Effect of fatigue on tibial rotation after single- and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a 3-dimensional kinematic and kinetic matched-group analysis. Hantes ME, Tsarouhas A, Giakas G, Spiropoulos G, Sideris V, Christel P, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Sep;40(9):2045-51.

Evaluation of the bone bridge between the bone tunnels after anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a multidetector computed tomography study.  Hantes ME, Liantsis AK, Basdekis GK, Karantanas AH, Christel P, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Aug;38(8):1618-25

Arthroscopic repair for chronic anterior shoulder instability: a comparative study between patients with Bankart lesions and patients with combined Bankart and superior labral anterior posterior lesions.  Hantes ME, Venouziou AI, Liantsis AK, Dailiana ZH, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jun;37(6):1093-8.

Arthroscopic Single-Row Versus Double-Row Suture Bridge Technique for Rotator Cuff Tears in Patients Younger Than 55 Years: A Prospective Comparative Study.Hantes ME, Ono Y, Raoulis VA, Doxariotis N, Venouziou A, Zibis A, Vlychou M. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):116-121

Effect of fatigue on tibial rotation after single- and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a 3-dimensional kinematic and kinetic matched-group analysis. Hantes ME, Tsarouhas A, Giakas G, Spiropoulos G, Sideris V, Christel P, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Sep;40(9):2045-51.

Evaluation of the bone bridge between the bone tunnels after anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a multidetector computed tomography study.  Hantes ME, Liantsis AK, Basdekis GK, Karantanas AH, Christel P, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Aug;38(8):1618-25

Arthroscopic repair for chronic anterior shoulder instability: a comparative study between patients with Bankart lesions and patients with combined Bankart and superior labral anterior posterior lesions.  Hantes ME, Venouziou AI, Liantsis AK, Dailiana ZH, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jun;37(6):1093-8.

Satisfactory functional and radiological outcomes can be expected in young patients under 45 years old after open wedge high tibial osteotomy in a long-term follow-up.Hantes ME, Natsaridis P, Koutalos AA, Ono Y, Doxariotis N, Malizos KN. Knee Surge Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Nov 30. doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4816-z. [Epub ahead of print]

Management of septic arthritis after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using a standard surgical protocol. Hantes ME, Raoulis VA, Doxariotis N, Drakos A, Karachalios T, Malizos KN. Knee. 2017 Jun;24(3):588-593.

Articular cartilage status 2 years after arthroscopic ACL reconstruction in patients with or without concomitant meniscal surgery: evaluation with 3.0T MR imaging.Michalitsis S, Hantes M, Thriskos P, Tsezou A, Malizos KN, Fezoulidis I, Vlychou M. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Feb;25(2):437-444

Dynamic Effect of Quadriceps Muscle Activation on Anterior Tibial Translation After Single-Bundle and Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.Tsarouhas A, Giakas G, Malizos KN, Spiropoulos G, Sideris V, Koutedakis Y, Hantes ME. Athroscopy. 2015 Jul;31(7):1303-9.

Meniscal and articular cartilage lesions in the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee: correlation between time from injury and knee scores. Mihalitsis S, Vlychou M, Malizos KN, Thriskos P, Hantes ME. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Jan;23(1):232-9

Tourniquet use does not affect rehabilitation, return to activities, and muscle damage after arthroscopic meniscectomy: a prospective randomized clinical study.  Tsarouhas A, Hantes ME, Tsougias G, Dailiana Z, Malizos KN.  Arthroscopy. 2012 Dec;28(12):1812-8.

Repair of an anteroinferior glenoid defect by the latarjet procedure: quantitative assessment of the repair by computed tomography.  Hantes ME, Venouziou A, Bargiotas KA, Metafratzi Z, Karantanas A, Malizos KN.  Arthroscopy. 2010 Aug;26(8):1021-6

Differences in graft orientation using the transtibial and anteromedial portal technique in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a magnetic resonance imaging study.  Hantes ME, Zachos VC, Liantsis A, Venouziou A, Karantanas AH, Malizos KN.  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2009 Aug;17(8):880-6


Savio L-Y. Woo, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon), D. Eng. (Hon)
Department of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Savio L-Y. Woo is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering and the Founder and Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC), a diverse multidisciplinary center for research and education in the Department of Orthopaedic Sugery (1990-2004) and Department Bioengineering (2004-present) at the University of Pittsburgh.

He moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 after spending 20 years at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) as a Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering.

Dr. Woo received his Ph.D. degree (1971) from the University of Washington. In 1999, he also received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the California State University System; and in 2008, an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr. Woo is a pioneer in orthopaedic sports medicine. He is renowned for his 50 years of translational research in healing, repair and regeneration of tissues. His work has significantly impacted the management of ligament and tendon injuries. His concept of “Controlled Motion is Good” has led to clinical paradigm shifts from surgery to functional treatment to improve patient outcome.

Dr. Woo has educated over 500 orthopaedic surgeons, post-doctoral sports medicine fellows and bioengineering students from 31 countries. He has also successfully mentored 37 junior faculty members. Together with his team, they have authored 308 original refereed journal papers, 157 book chapters and review articles as well as edited 12 books.

Their current research efforts are on: 1) the measurement of the forces in the ligament and tendon and their contribution to joint function using robotics technology together with biplanar fluoroscopy in order to translate the quantitative and scientific based data to improve ACL reconstruction procedures as well as for injury prevention; and 2) using a novel functional tissue engineering (FTE) approach that includes cellular and molecular responses to mechanical stimuli to improve tissue healing and the use of biodegradable magnesium (Mg) and Mg alloys for ACL regeneration, and so on.

As a leader in the Bioengineering and Orthopaedic communities, Dr. Woo has served as Chair of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)’s Bioengineering Division (BED) and the World Council for Biomechanics (WCB); as President for the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), and the International Society for Fracture Repair (ISFR). He has also founded the International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons (ISL&T) and World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE).

Many professional societies have bestowed Dr. Woo their highest honors: the Kappa Delta Award (AAOS/ORS in 1983 and 1986), the Herbert R. Lissner Medal (ASME), the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award (AOSSM in 1990 and 1997), the Giovanni Borelli Award (ASB), the Muybridge Medal (International Society of Biomechanics), the IEEE Gold Medal for Innovation in Healthcare Technology, the Centenary Professor of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities in Scotland (2002), and Godfather of the Herodicus Society (2005).

Dr. Woo has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (1991), the National Academy of Engineering (1994), and the Academia Sinica (1996), only one of four persons who have gained all three of these honors. In 1998, he received the Olympic Prize for Sports Science from the International Olympic Committee and the first Olympic Gold Medal at the Nagano Games in Japan.

The ISL&T honors him with the Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award; the WACBE honors him with the Savio L-Y. Woo Distinguished Lectureship; and the ASME honored him with the establishment of the Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal.

Selected Published Work

Frank, C.B., Woo, S.L-Y., Amiel, D., Harwood, F.L., Gomez, M.A., and Akeson, W.H.: Medial Collateral Ligament Healing: A Multidisciplinary Assessment in Rabbits. (AOSSM 1983 Excellence – Basic Science). Am. J. of Sports Medicine, 11:379-389, 1983.

Gelberman, R.H., Manske, P.R., Akeson, W.H., Woo, S.L-Y., Lundborg, G. and Amiel, D.: Flexor Tendon Repair. (AAOS/ORS 1986 Elizabeth Winston Lanier Kappa Delta Award Paper for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research). J. of Orthopaedic Research, 4:119 128, 1986.

Woo, S.L-Y., Inoue, M., McGurk-Burleson, E., and Gomez, M.A.: Treatment of Medial Collateral Ligament Injury: II. Structure and Function of Canine Knees in Response to Differing Treatment Regimens. (AOSSM 1986 Excellence in Research Award – Sports Science). Am. J. of Sports Medicine, 15:22-29, 1987.

Schmidt, C.C., Georgescu, H.I., Kwoh, C.K., Blomstrom, G.L., Engle, C.P. Evans, C.H., and Woo, S.L-Y.: The Effect of Growth Factors on the Proliferation of Medial Collateral and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Fibroblasts. J. of Orthopaedic Research, 13:184-190, 1995.

Hildebrand, K.A., Woo, S.L-Y., Smith, D.W., Allen, C.R., Deie, M., Taylor, B.J., and Schmidt, C.C.: The Effects of PDGF-BB on Healing of the Rabbit Medial Collateral Ligament: An In Vivo Study. (AOSSM 1997 O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award). Am. J. of Sports Medicine, 26:549-554, 1998.

Woo, S.L.-Y., Takakura, Y., Liang, R., Jia, F., Moon, D.K.: Treatment with Bioscaffold Enhances Fibril Morphology and the Collagen Composition of Healing Medial Collateral Ligament in Rabbits. Tissue Engineering, 12:159-166, 2006.

Woo, S.L-Y., Hollis, J.M., Adams, D.J., Lyon, R.M., and Takai, S.: Tensile Properties of the Human Femur-Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Tibia Complex: The Effects of Specimen Age and Orientation. (AOSSM 1990 Excellence in Research Award Paper – Clinical Science). Am. J. of Sports Medicine, 19:217-225, 1991.

Woo, S.L-Y., Johnson, G.A., and Smith, B.A.: Mathematical Modeling of Ligaments and Tendons. J. of Biomechanical Engineering, 115:468-473, 1993.

WooS.L-Y., Fox, R.J., Sakane, M., Livesay, G.A., Rudy, T .W ., and Fu, F .H.: Biomechanics of the ACL: Measurements of In Situ Force in the ACL and Knee Kinematics. Knee, 5:267-288, 1998.

Harner, C.D., Xerogeanes, J.W., Livesay, G.A., Carlin, G.J., Smith, B.A., Kusayama, T., Kashiwaguchi, S., and Woo, S.L-Y.: The Human Posterior Cruciate Ligament: An Interdisciplinary Study. (AOSSM Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Research). Am. J. Sports Medicine, 23:736-745, 1995.

May Featured Editorial Board Members

Frederick M. Azar, MD
Campbell Clinic, University of Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee

Frederick M. Azar, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. He is chief-of-staff at the Campbell Clinic, as well as a professor and director of the sports medicine fellowship program in the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering.  He also was director of that department’s residency program for 10 years. Dr. Azar is the team physician for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies and was selected as the 2012 Team Physician of the Year by the athletic trainers from all 30 NBA teams.  He also serves as a team physician for the University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, and Christian Brothers High School sports teams.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Azar has been an active volunteer in the AAOS, where he served as president, treasurer, and member at-large. He is a Director and the current treasurer of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), and is also active in other national and international groups and professional societies, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA).  He is the current Secretary-Treasurer of the NBA Team Physicians Association.

Dr. Azar has authored and edited numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and other publications.  He is a co-editor of Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics, 13th Edition, and Campbell’s Core Orthopaedic Procedures.

An active participant in a number of community philanthropic organizations, Dr. Azar serves on the Board of Directors of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Selected Published Work

Nelson CG, Brolin TJ, Ford MC, Smith RA, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Five-year minimum clinical and radiographic outcomes of total shoulder arthroplasty using a hybrid glenoid component with a central porous titanium post. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Bowman EN, Hallock JD, Throckmorton TW, Azar FM. Hyaluronic acid injections for osteoarthritis of the knee: predictors of successful treatment. Int Orthop 2018; 42:733-740.

Wells DB, Holt AM, Smith RA, Brolin TJ, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Tobacco use predicts a more difficult episode of care after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018; 27:23-28.

Weller WJ, Azzam MG, Smith RA, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Liposomal Bupivacaine Mixture Has Similar Pain Relief and Significantly Fewer Complications at Less Cost Compared to Indwelling Interscalene Catheter in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2017; 32:3557-3562.

Mulligan RP, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Generic targeting guides place revision glenoid components in more anatomic version than traditional techniques. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017; 26:786-791.

Jew NB, Hollins AM, Mauck BM, Smith RA, Azar FM, Miller RH 3rd, Throckmorton TW. Reliability testing of the Larsen and Sharp classifications for rheumatoid arthritis of the elbow. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017; 26:140-143.

Brolin TJ, Mulligan RP, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Neer Award 2016: Outpatient total shoulder arthroplasty in an ambulatory surgery center is a safe alternative to inpatient total shoulder arthroplasty in a hospital: a matched cohort study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017; 26:204-208.

Walters JD, Barkoh K, Smith RA, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Younger patients report similar activity levels to older patients after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016; 25:1418-1424.

Mulligan RP, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Is a generic targeting guide useful for glenoid component placement in shoulder arthroplasty? J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016; 25:e90-95.

Azar FM, Brandt JC, Miller RH 3rd, Phillips BB. Ultra-low-velocity knee dislocations. Am J Sports Med 2011; 39:2170-2174.

Paterson WH, Throckmorton TW, Koester M, Azar FM, Kuhn JE. Position and duration of immobilization after primary anterior shoulder dislocation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010; 92:2924-2933.

Babb JR, Ahn JI, Azar FM, Canale ST, Beaty JH. Transphyseal anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using mesenchymal stem cells. Am J Sports Med 2008; 36:1164-1170.

Azar FM, Andrews Jr, Wilk KE, Groh D. Operative treatment of ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow in athletes. Am J Sports Med 2000; 28:16-23.


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Peter J. Millett, MD, Mcs
The Steadman Clinic
Vail, Colorado

Dr. Peter J. Millett is a partner at the Steadman Clinic who specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, elbow and sports-related injuries. He serves as director of shoulder surgery and is a researcher and board member at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Dr. Millett has been consistently selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and has been ranked in the top 1% of Orthopaedic Surgeons by U.S. News and World Reports.

As a shoulder and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Millett has treated elite athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, Formula One, X-Games, and the Olympics. Dr. Millett is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the German Arthroscopy Association (AGA), the Sports Council, and the The Herodicus Society. Among other journals, Dr. Millett also serves on the editorial board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has authored over 200 papers and is noted for his work on double row, linked rotator cuff repair, AC joint injuries, shoulder instability, and the arthroscopic treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis. During his career, he has trained over 80 fellows from the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Millett attended the University of Scranton and Dartmouth Medical School, earned a master’s of science degree while studying skeletal biology at the University of Cambridge, and did his orthopaedic residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. After a fellowship in shoulder, knee, and sports medicine with Drs. Richard Steadman and Richard Hawkins in Vail, Dr. Millett joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, working with noted shoulder expert Professor J.P. Warner. While at Harvard, he served as the co-director of the Harvard Shoulder Service, before returning to Vail to assume his current post.

Selected Published Work

Pogorzelski J, Muckenhirn KJ, Mitchell JJ, Katthagen JC, Schon JM, Dahl KD, Hirahara AM, Dines JS, Adams CR, Dooney T, Denard PJ, Turnbull TL, Millett PJ. Biomechanical Comparison of 3 Glenoid-Side Fixation Techniques for Superior Capsular Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;46(4):801-808. doi: 10.1177/0363546517745626.

Tahal DS, Katthagen JC, Marchetti DC, Mikula JD, Montgomery SR, Brady A, Dornan GJ, Millett PJ. A Cadaveric Model Evaluating the Influence of Bony Anatomy and the Effectiveness of Partial Scapulectomy on Decompression of the Scapulothoracic Space in Snapping Scapula Syndrome. Am J Sports Med. 2017 May;45(6):1276-1282.

Montgomery SR, Katthagen JC, Mikula JD, Marchetti DC, Tahal DS, Dornan GJ, Dahl KD, Brady AW, Turnbull TL, Millett PJ. Anatomic and Biomechanical Comparison of the Classic and Congruent-Arc Techniques of the Latarjet Procedure. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb 1. doi: 10.1177/0363546516685318.

Raynor MB, Horan MP, Greenspoon JA, Katthagen JC, Millett PJ. Outcomes After Arthroscopic Pancapsular Capsulorrhaphy With Suture Anchors for the Treatment of Multidirectional Glenohumeral Instability in Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12): 3188-3197.

Mitchell JJ, Horan MP, Greenspoon JA, Menge TJ, Tahal DS, Millett PJ. Survivorship and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Minimum 5-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12): 3206-3213.

Mitchell JJ, Warner BT, Horan MP, Raynor MB, Menge TJ, Greenspoon JA, Millett PJ. Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Preoperative Factors Predictive of Treatment Failure. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov 11.

Katthagen JC, Marchetti DC, Dahl KD, Turnbull TL, Millett PJ. Biomechanical Comparison of Surgical Techniques for Resection Arthroplasty of the Sternoclavicular Joint. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul; 44(7): 1832-6. doi: 10.1177/0363546516639302.

April Featured Editorial Board Member

Edward R. McDevitt, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bay Area Orthopaedics
Annapolis, Maryland

Edward R. McDevitt lives in Annapolis, Maryland where he and his wife Amy brought up their 3 daughters, Katie, Rebecca and Molly. Eddie grew up in Clark, NJ, attended Bucknell University on a football scholarship and is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College. His Orthopaedic training was done at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and 12 of his 24 years of active duty service were spent at the United States Naval Academy, where he followed in the footsteps of some of the greats in Sports Medicine, including his mentor Jay Cox. Currently in private practice, he continues as a volunteer Team Physician for the Navy men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Eddie’s contributions to AOSSM have included serving as the first military representative to the Council of Delegates as well as later serving 2 terms as the Maryland representative. He was Chair of the Internet Committee and serves as the Chair of the Hall of Fame Committee. He has chaired Instructional Course Lectures on Performance Enhancing Drugs for many years and has been a Symposia participant at the Annual Meeting discussing the pros and cons of Sports Drugs. A frequent reviewer, he has been on the Editorial Board of the AJSM for 8 years. As a medical history buff, he has given talks about the Plague in Florence, the American Civil War to physicians in the US and Ireland, and World War II injuries in France, on D-Day. His latest talks concern the Dangers of Opiods, Concussion Update 2018, and Physician Suicide, a growing epidemic. He is on the AAOS Sports Medicine Committee. Eddie is the Immediate Past President of the Irish American Orthopaedic Society and has planned a combined meeting with Irish Surgeons in April. He plays guitar in the Eastern Orthopaedic Jazz Band at their annual meeting, trying to keep up with guitar skills of Army Brother, Bob Arciero.