Steven Paul Arnoczky, DVM
Diplomate, ACVS & ACVSMR
University Distinguished Faculty
Wade O. Brinker Endowed Professor of Surgery
Director, Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research
Professor of Surgery, College of Human Medicine
Professor of Surgery, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Steven P. Arnoczky is the Director of the Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research at Michigan State University and has been involved in basic science research of the musculoskeletal system for over 40 years. He began his research career at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City under the mentorship of Drs John Marshall and Russ Warren focusing on the basic science aspects of meniscal and ligamentous injuries of the knee.
In 1992 Dr Arnoczky was named the first Wade O. Brinker Endowed Professor of Surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He also holds Professorial appointments in the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University.
Among his numerous honors and awards, Dr. Arnoczky has received the prestigious Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is also a four-time recipient of the Cabaud Award for Soft Tissue Research, a two-time winner of the O’Donoghue Award for Sports Medicine Research, and the 2012 recipient of the T. David Sisk Award for best original research; all bestowed by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition, Dr. Arnoczky was the 2010 recipient of Markowitz Award from the Academy of Surgical Research for his investigations into the basic science aspects of knee surgery. Dr Arnoczky has also received the Distinguished Faculty Award from Michigan State University and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Arnoczky has published over 180 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 150 scientific abstracts, and has written 77 book chapters. He has also co-edited 3 books on basic science topics related to sports medicine. Dr Arnoczky has given over 650 invited research lectures around the world. He serves on the editorial review boards of several orthopaedic journals and is a member of numerous research review committees. Dr Arnoczky is a founding member of the International Olympic Committee Olympic Academy of Sciences and an honorary member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Dr. Arnoczky’s current research focuses on the role of mechanobiology in the pathogenesis and treatment of overuse injuries in tendons.
Selected Published Works in AJSM
Arnoczky, S.P., and Warren, R.F.: The Microvasculature of the Human Meniscus, Am. J. Sports Med. 10:90-95, l982.
Arnoczky, S.P., and Warren, R.F.: The Microvasculature of the Meniscus and its Response to Injury-An Experimental Study in the Dog, Am. J. Sports Med. 11:131-141, l983. (l982 O’Donoghue Award Paper-American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)
Jackson, D.W., Grood, E.S., Arnoczky, S.P., Butler, D.L., and Simon, T.S.: Cruciate Reconstruction using Freeze-Dried Anterior Cruciate Ligament Allograft and a Ligament Augmentation Device (LAD). An ExperimentalStudy in a Goat Model. Am. J. Sports Med. 15:528-538, 1987. (1987 Cabaud Research Award Paper-American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)
O’Brien, S.J., Neves, M.C., Arnoczky, S.P., Rozbruch, S.R., Dicarlo, E.F., Warren, R.F., Schwartz, R., and Wickiewicz, T.L.:The Anatomy and Histology of the Inferior Glenohumeral Ligament Complex of the Shoulder. Am. J. Sports Med.18:449-456, 1990. (1989 Neer Award for Research-American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons)
Jackson, D.W., McDevitt, C.A., Simon, T.M., Arnoczky, S.P., Atwell, E.A., and Silvino, N.J.:Meniscal Transplantation using Fresh and Cryopreserved Allografts. An Experimental Study in Goats. Am. J. Sports Med. 20:644-656, 992. (1991 Excellence in Research Award-American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)
Stadelmaier, D.M., Arnoczky, S.P., Dodds, J., and Ross, H.: The Effect of Drilling and Soft-tissue Grafting Across Open Growth Plates: A Histological Study. Am. J. Sports Med. 23:431-435, 1995. (1995 DonJoy Orthopaedic Research Award from the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics)
Dejardin, L.M., Arnoczky, S.P., Ewers, B.J., Haut, R.C., and Clarke, R.B.: Tissue Engineered Rotator Cuff Tendon Using Swine Small Intestine Submuscosa: Histological and Mechanical Evaluation. Am J Sports Med 29:175-184, 2001 (2000 Award for Research Excellence from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)
Crawford MJ, Swenson C, Arnoczky SP, O’Shea J, Ross H: Lyophilization does not inactivate infectious retrovirus in systemically infected bone and tendon allografts Am J Sports Med: 32:580-586, 2004; (2004 Cabaud Research Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)
Arnoczky SP, Lavagnino M, Egerbacher M, Caballero O, Gardner K: MMP inhibitors prevent a decrease in material properties of stress-deprived tendons: An in vitro experimental study. Am J Sports Med 35:763-769, 2007.
Lavagnino M, Arnoczky SP, Elvin N, Dodd J.: Patellar tendon strain is increased at the site of the jumper’s knee lesion during knee flexion and tendon loading: results and cadaveric testing of a computational model. (2008 Cabaud Research Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Am J Sports Med: 36:2110-2118, 2008.
Michael E. Hantes, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Thessaly
Michael E. Hantes, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Thessaly, Larissa, GREECE. Clinical practice and research of Professor Hantes focuses on knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow joints. He is the current President of the Greek (Hellenic) Arthroscopic Association and Sports Medicine.
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.
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).
Dr Hantes lives in Larissa, GREECE with his wife Erica and his two children Ilias and Artemis.
Selected Published Works in AJSM
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.
Selected Published Works in Other Journals
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